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Prestwood Walk

Summary                   

This is the next in a series of social-distancing walks across the Chilterns. A stile-free route which includes beautiful meadow views and woodland walking.

 

Length:                         5.1 miles (Allow 2½ hours)

Start & finish:               High Street car park, Prestwood HP16 9ER Grid ref: SP 872 008

Access Information:     Easy walking on good paths and quiet lanes. Two narrow paths, two climbs and several gates to pass through

Food & drink:               The Chequers Tree and Green Man pubs. None on route

 

Route

1.Turn right out of the car park and left into Moat Lane.

 

  1. Walk along to Kimba Farm Stud and turn right down the concrete driveway. Keep straight ahead, go through a gate to join a track, continue for 250m and turn right into the woods. Follow the path down through the woods and continue straight ahead at the bottom to a road.

 

  1. Turn right for 100m and turn along a gravel drive. At the end, bear left of the house, climb to the top of the hill and into a beautiful meadow.

 

  1. Turn left along the field edge and through a gate. At a T-junction turn right and stay on the track to the next T-junction.

 

  1. Turn left and stay on the main bridleway to a lane by Cobblers Hill Farm Cottage.

 

  1. Turn left and immediately right past a pond. Keep directly ahead through the buildings and along a track to a path junction with gates on either side.

 

  1. Turn left through the gate, follow the footpath to a lane and turn right down to a road junction.

 

  1. Turn right for a few metres and left into the woods. Fork left, cross the glade and into Pepperboxes Wood. Stay straight ahead to the top of the hill and go over a crossing path towards some wooden buildings. Turn left through a gate, cross a paddock and past a gate onto the lane.

 

  1. Turn left then right into Greenlands Lane Allotments. Bear right past the orchard to leave at the right-hand corner. Turn right then left into Mandeville Road, left again and right into Kiln Close. At the end bear right between fences to a lane. Turn right and stay straight ahead to the main road. Turn left to return to the car park.

 

Points of Interest

 

A South Bucks Way is a 23 mile route from Combe Hill to Hillingdon.

 

B Pepperboxes Wood is owned by the Woodland Trust.

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