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Saturday 17 Oct ~ 10:15 AM

Free circular historical walk starts at High Wycombe Museum and includes one short steep climb. Distance 3 miles in 2 hours. Walk goes round west-central High Wycombe visiting the cemetery, Frogmoor, underpass at Bucks New Uni, Desborough, A40, Oxford St, Queen's Sq. and Priory Road.

Hear about the industry that made Wycombe famous throughout the world, handle a chair-maker's wage packet from 1913, learn about Wycombe's serial criminal and also of the club where practical jokes and amorous pursuits were encouraged.

Route Details

3 miles
2 hours 45 minutes
Fairly easy (some gentle inclines, steps/stiles)



Meeting arrangements

Meet at Wycombe Museum in Priory Avenue HP13 6PX Limited car-park spaces at museum with further parking available in Easton Street.

Walk Leader

Willie Reid, leads various walks around High Wycombe.

Public Transport Links

The railway station is close-by. The No 1 bus services running from Chesham and Amersham stop at the railway station.

Family Friendly

If secondary age school kids are interested in local history they should enjoy the walk.


There is a small part of the walk which includes descending down a grass slope.

Further Information

Toilets nearby.
Any donations will go to

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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. 


Mercure Thame Lambert Hotel is our prime sponsor for the Chilterns Walking Festival. The hotel is ideally located with lots of walks and rides from the doorstep, including the Ridgeway National Trail, the Icknield Way and the Chilterns Cycleway close by. There are circular walks too taking you up into the beechwoods and the nearby Aston Rowant National Nature Reserve. The Lambert Hotel welcomes walkers and cyclists, it is an ideal stop-off for lunch or tea and is a great touring based for those staying over. The hotel is located near J6 of the M40 and there is a 24 hour bus service (the Oxford Tube)between London and Oxford which stops just a few minutes walk from the hotel. 


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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