Trees and plants - a guided tour of the Risborough hills (0501)

Sunday 17 Oct ~ 10:00 AM

If you don't know your beech from your birch or your cow's parsley from your sweet woodruff this is the walk for you! No previous knowledge required but plenty will be dished out!

We'll walk up The Ridgeway towards the Whiteleaf Cross and back down on a circular route, stopping frequently to look at and discuss some local trees and plants, how to identify them, their history and uses.

We'll meet on the grass at the junction of New Road and Oak Road (top of the hill behind M&S) in Princes Risborough.

Route Details

2.5 miles
2.5 hours
Moderate (more challenging, for keen/active walkers)


£10 for Adults and Seniors, Children go free

Meeting arrangements

Meet on the wide grass verge on the corner of Oak road and New road, Princes Risborough. HP27 0BW Grid Ref. SP 81224 03141

Walk Leader

Alex DeWitt Alex UK Bushcraft Alex teaches bushcraft courses in Buckinghamshire and is inspired by what nature has to offer us, which our ancestors would have used to survive and thrive.

Public Transport Links

Buses to Princes Risborough Market Square. Princes Risborough station is 20 minutes walk away.

Family Friendly

Children are welcome but may get bored with the frequent stops and talks!

Dogs Welcome

Dogs on leads welcome


1 steep, stepped climb up a hill, which we will stop halfway up. The rest of the trail is woodland and may be muddy.

Further Information

One steep hill with steps up to Whiteleaf. You may want to bring a snack, and you should bring water and waterproof boots and coat.

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