Distance: 6.5 miles (10km)
Start/finish: Wendover station, HP22 6BN
Ascent: 204 metres
Good for: History, woodland
Lat Long / Grid Ref of Start: 51.7622, -0.7479 / SP8650807800
An enjoyable run on well-maintained trails through the ancient beech woods covering Haddington Hill above Wendover, the highest point in the Chilterns, and Boddington Hill, site of an Iron Age hill fort. From the station head L along the High Street. After the final shop take R turn signposted ‘ridgeway’. Follow ridgeway signs until reaching Wendover Woods. Leave ridgeway L then turn R onto bridleway. Continue on track downhill to reach road back to Wendover. Wendover Woods are also a great place for simply exploring or for families, with activities such as Go Ape, orienteering, a fitness trail assault course and an extensive children’s play area.
Miles Km Directions
0.0 0.0 From station head left along High Street. After final shop take right turn signposted ‘ridgeway’.
1.1 1.8 Follow footpath up hill, heading east into Wendover Woods
1.4 2.3 At track junction continue straight over, heading north east along ridge
2.0 3.2 At track junction turn right and follow trail south eastcontouring hill through woodland
3.0 4.8 Turn left onto ridgeway and then follow right to reach edge of woodland. Cross lane and head south west through Hale Wood
4.7 7.6 Reach lane and turn right, heading north west past Boswells Farm and continue along lane into Wendover
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