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Wednesday, 21 August 2019

Wednesday walk Saunderton via West Wycombe Circular - Hughenden Manor, West Wycombe Caves and Dashwood Mausoleum

Book 2, Walk 3 - Saunderton via West Wycombe Circular

Length: 16 km (9.9 miles)
Toughness: 4 out of 10

London Marylebone: 10-13 hrs    Aylesbury service
Arrive Saunderton: 10-53 hrs


15-53, 16-51, 17-25 and 18-26 hrs

This is a good walk for a hot summer's day, with plenty of woods offering shade in the morning. The morning leg takes you through said woods on paths where directions are not so easy to follow, all the way to Hughenden Manor, former home of Prime Minister Benjamin Disraeli - now a National Trust property - well worth a visit - to the house or NT cafe. If not stopping here for lunch, you continue on for circa 40 mins to the Le De Spencers Arms, a pleasant country pub with a nice outdoor seating area.
After the pub, your walk takes you to West Wycombe Caves, then a short but steep climb up to the Dashwood Mausoleum.  You then walk along a quiet track on the level to Nobles farm and back to Saunderton. If you have time before catching your scheduled train,  I recommend tea at the Golden Cross pub, down the road from the railway station. 
Walk Directions are here: L=2.3


David M said...

11 on this walk. A mix of sun and clouds and feeling very pleasant. Unusually for an SWC walk, we stayed together throughout with nobody rushing ahead. Lunch was taken at Hughenden Manor. Most elected to have a picnic outside, although a couple I believe sampled the delights from the café. We all stopped for a drink at the lovely garden at Le De Spencer’s Arms with further refreshments taken at the Golden Cross in Saunderton. All but the 2 car drivers were on the train back to London shortly before 5pm.

Thomas G said...

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