Walks in the
What lovely countryside we live in!
A Circular Walk from the Cricket Club
via Dundridge Manor, St Leonards Church, Grim's Ditch, Drayton Wood
and Cholesbury Iron Age Hill Fort. About 6.5 miles.
A series of walk leaflets produced by the Local History
A series of five leaflets describing walks around the four
villages of the parish have been produced to celebrate the Queen's
Golden Jubilee and the 40th Anniversary of the Local History Group in 2002. Each one
contains information about the local history, wildlife and
landscape that you might encounter on the walk which is
characteristic to this part of the Chilterns.
Most are relatively short walks which will take around 2 to 2.5
hours, suitable for both the keen walker and for families seeking
to enjoy the area perhaps in conjunction with a drink or meal!
The stimulus for producing these walks arose from the success of
the Parish Map project the sales of which
have help to fund this project.
You can download the five walks from this site by clicking on
the links below.
The first walk, Cholesbury Hillfort and
Buckland Common, starts and finishes from the Full Moon pub and
features Cholesbury Hill Fort.
The second walk, Hawridge Common and Heath
End, starts and finishes at the Rose and Crown pub and features
The third walk, St Leonards and Grims
Ditch, starts and finishes at the White Lion pub and features
The fourth walk, The Vale and Hawridge
Mountain, starts at the Black Horse pub and features Hawridge
The fifth walk, Dundridge and
Braziers End, is actually two walks in one and has two starting
points, the Full Moon and the White Lion, and features both the
woodland and open countryside of Cholesbury and Dundridge.
Printed copies of all these walks can be obtained free of charge
if you live locally or are visiting the area. They are available
from the Full Moon, Rose and Crown, White Lion and Black Horse
pubs, or you can pick copies up at meetings of the Local History
Group and other events in the parish. Further details from Chris
Brown 758890 or Shirley Blomfield 758314.
The team of Shirley Blomfield, Charles Firth, David Barnard and
Chris Brown who have compiled these walks have been supported by
the "Parish Map Artists" whose illustrations have been used, and
the landlords of all the pubs who have given permission for their
car parks to be used by walkers.