The highest viewpoint in the Chilterns, Coombe Hill, owned by the National Trust, offers some truly spectacular views of Aylesbury Vale and the Chilterns. The shortest walk, from the car park straight to the top, takes about 20 minutes but the extensive surrounding countryside allows for many hours of walking and cycling. At the top is the stone monument, erected in 1904, in memory of the men of Buckinghamshire who gave their lives in the South Africa War.
Coombe Hill and the surrounding countryside cover a vast area with many public footpaths through woodlands and across open land. Depending on your choice, you can enjoy some spectacular views of the Chilterns along the way.
Located on the edge of the car park is a board showing several circular walks and there also is a Nature Trail. If you like a good walk, we recommend obtaining a copy of Ordnance Survey Landranger 165 and exploring the area according to your taste and ability.
How to get there
From Aylesbury, follow the A413 to Wendover and onto the B4009. Take the High Street out of town in the direction of the railway station. Cross over the railway line and follow the road towards Ellesborough Golf Club.
You can also get to Ellesborough Road from the A4010 coming from Princes Risborough
The car park is free but comparatively small. Early arrival is recommended at weekends, especially when the wheather is nice.
The walk from the car park to the hilltop is not very steep and suitable for visitors with minor walking difficulty.
A wheelchair could probably also be pushed up when the ground is dry, but it would likely be hard work and a bit bumpy at times.
Telephone: The National Trust: (+44) (0)1494 528051