Stokenchurch, Lane End, Downley and West Wycombe.
Stokenchurch is a village with a population of approximately 5000.
The main parish of Stokenchurch is mainly residential with a small amount of light industry and areas for small business. There are several smaller hamlets to the east of the main village including Studley Green, Beacons Bottom, Horsleys Green and Water End. The M40 runs through the centre of the parish, making London, Oxford and the Midlands very accessible.
Lane End parish sits high in The Chiltern Hills, an area rightly designated as one of “Outstanding Natural Beauty”. Much of the parish comprises beautiful commons, lovely woodland and extensive farmland. Within these are a number of hamlets.
West Wycombe is a small village situated three miles west of High Wycome along the A40.This is an historic village which offers a variety of tourist attractions such as West Wycombe Park, West Wycombe Caves, The Mausoleum and Golden Ball at the top of West Wycombe Hill overlooking West Wycombe Village.
Downley is a village and civil parish in the High Wycombe district. It overlooks High Wycombe and is high in the Chiltern Hills. The central part of the parish is the common and is part of the Chilterns Area of outstanding Beauty.
Chiltern View ( The Villages) is also delivered to Radnage, Ibstone, Cadmore End, Piddington, Studley Green, Bledlow Ridge, Aston Rowant, Lewknor and Bradenham.
Within these areas, there are a good variety of shops and businesses and excellent Schools, Doctors, Churches and an abundance of social and sporting activities for young and old alike. There are a number of dedicated volunteers, running a variety of groups for the community.
There is a wide range of pubs and restaurants and the impressive Kings Hotel which caters for a wide variety of events.
At 700 feet, Stokenchurch is one of the highest villages on the recently designated ‘Chiltern Way’. It boasts one of the densest populations of red kites in Europe. As a result the area attracts walkers, countryside lovers and wild life enthusiasts from far and wide.