Walk the 9 miles of the River Wye from the Bourne End to West Wycombe Park (0101)

Saturday 22 May ~ 10:00 AM

A 5 to 5.5 hour walk along the 9 mile length of the River Wye from its mouth at Bourne End all the way to West Wycombe Park. View some of the old mills along the way, walk part of the Old Oxford Road, hear about the Machine Breakers Riots of 1830 and discover where the Mitford Sisters spent the summers in Wycombe before and after World War II. Bring your own coffee and lunch.

Route Details

9 miles
5.3 hours
Fairly easy (some gentle inclines, steps/stiles)



Meeting arrangements

Congregate 50 yds inside Andrews Reach at Bourne End. This is near the bridge over the R Wye on road to Cookham. Approximate SL8 5DP There is parking available at Bourne End Railway Station.

Walk Leader

Willie Reid, 'Walking Wycombe with Willie' leads regular guided walks in and around High Wycombe

Public Transport Links

There is a No 37 bus running from High Wycombe bus station on Saturdays at 09.20 which arrives at the bus stop by Wessex Road near Andrews Reach at 09.51.

Family Friendly

Walking boots necessary


Route involves narrow footpaths.

Further Information

Bring your own coffee and packed lunch. All donations on the day to www.streetkidsdirect.org.uk

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