Prestwood and John Hampden Country (0013)

Saturday 24 Oct ~ 10:00 AM

A circular walk through woodland and fields from Prestwood to Great Hampden. The route will include Kiln Common Orchard and Sheepwash Pond, sites maintained by Prestwood Nature, as well as places associated with the Parliamentarian John Hampden.

Route Details

5.5 miles
3 hours
Fairly easy (some gentle inclines, steps/stiles)



Meeting arrangements

Prestwood Car Park, High St HP16 9ER.

Walk Leader

Helen Matthews, Co-author, Bradt Slow Guide Chilterns and Thames Valley, member of Prestwood Nature, the Local Environment Group for the area around Prestwood, including Great Missenden, The Hampdens, The Kingshills, North Dean and Speen

Public Transport Links

On the route of the Arriva bus 41 from High Wycombe to Great Missenden.

Dogs Welcome

Dogs on leads welcome


Generally level, but a couple of stiles. Not suitable for wheelchairs or buggies.

Further Information

Public toilets in the car park at Prestwood by the start. Refreshments available at The Chequers Tree pub, close to start/end point.

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