Take the Bus for a Walk; Stokenchurch to High Wycombe (Walk ref 34)

Saturday 18 May ~ 10:00 AM

This is a day long, linear walk of 10 miles. We start by taking the bus along part of the old stagecoach route which is now the A40, getting off at the one time coaching stop of Stokenchurch, perched on the top of the chalk escarpment. We will then walk back along field paths and country lanes, ridge and vale, gradually descending down the chalk dip slope to our starting point of High Wycombe.

Route Details

10 miles
5 - 5.5 hours
Moderate (more challenging, for keen/active walkers)


Free, participants will need the bus fare from High Wycombe to Stokenchurch.

Meeting arrangements

Meet at High Wycombe Bus Station, Bay 18, in time to catch the 10:20, No 40 Bus, to Stokenchurch. Grid Ref:SU862 932, Post Code: HP11 2EL.

Walk Leader

Stuart Fletcher lives on the edge of the Chiltern Hills. As a walk leader for over 30 years, he likes to roam through the beautiful landscapes they offer, pointing out interesting things to people.

Public Transport Links

High Wycombe's bus station is 10 minutes walk from its railway station which is served by the Chiltern Line, giving easy access to London Marylebone, Oxford and Birmingham.

Family Friendly

This is primarily a day's guided walk through picturesque countryside, but some explanations of the scenery will be given. It should appeal to children, teenagers and adults who can walk 10 miles and are interested in understanding the landscape they are walking through.

Dogs Welcome

Dogs on leads welcome


This is a day's walk through a working countryside. It involves some steep slopes and stiles and the possibility of muddy and wet tracks. The walk is not at all arduous but participants need to be fit enough and prepared for English weather variations.

Further Information

Participants need to bring a packed lunch and enough fluids for the day. Clothing and footware need to be suitable for a day's walk in unpredictable English weather.
There are public toilets in at the start in the bus station and at two further (5 mile and 8 mile ) points along the route.

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Our Sponsors


This project has been part funded by the The European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development through the Chilterns LEADER programme. The grant received through this programme has helped make these festivals happen. 


Complete Outdoors are our primary sponsors for 2018 & 2019. At their Bourne End (Herts) shop, you will discover all of the equipment, clothing and accessories you need to launch your next expedition into the great outdoors - whether a day's hike close to home, or an assault on the Matterhorn.


A family owned and run Henley brewer and award-winning pub company which has been at the heart of British life for over 200 years. Many of the company's 132 pubs are located in picturesque rural and town centre settings across The Chilterns.


A membership organisation dedicated to conserving, celebrating and caring for all of the Chilterns’ unique landscape.





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