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Country Parks, Walks & Viewpoints in Buckinghamshire

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Buckinghamshire Country Parks, Walks & Viewpoints

Bradenham Village

nr High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire
Tel: 01494 755573     E-mail:

Bradenham Manor Photo © David Ellis
Bradenham Manor -
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Picturesque village in the Chiltern hills. The church and 17th-century manor house (not open) provide an impressive backdrop to the sloping village green.

The manor was once the home of Isaac D’Israeli, father of Benjamin Disraeli, who lived nearby at Hughenden Manor. A network of paths provides easy access for walkers to explore the delightful surrounding countryside, which includes hills, farmlands and classic Chilterns beech-woods.

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Burnham Beeches: England's Ancient Wood

Burnham Beeches - Photo © Stephen Daglish
Burnham Beeches - Photo: Stephen Daglish  CCL


Nestled almost on the southern Buckinghamshire/northern Berkshire border, the town of Burnham is neighbour to historic Burnham Beeches, described as one of the finest woodland tracts anywhere in Britain. More...

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Bernwood Butterfly Trail (Forest Enterprise)

South East England Forest District, Upper Icknield Way, Aston Clinton,
Aylesbury, HP22 5NF
Tel: 01296 625825    Fax: 01296 696662

The whole of Bernwood Forest was designated a Forest Nature Reserve in 1981 and a Site of Special Scientific Interest, because of its richness as a butterfly habitat. Extensive forest paths lead walkers through vast areas of mixed coniferous and broadleaf woodland. Path side vegetation management has provided the favoured habitats for butterflies and other flora and fauna. Follow the yellow waymarked path on an hour and a half walk around the forest to discover the variety of habitats to be found. Butterflies to watch out for include the White Admiral, Purple Emperor, Skippers, Marbled White and rare Black Hairstreak.

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Chiltern Sculpture Trail (Forest Enterprise)

Forest Enterprise, Upper Icknield Way, Aston Clinton, Aylesbury, HP22 5NF
Tel: 01296 625825    Fax: 01296 696662
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Boasting over twenty specially commissioned sculptures, the Chiltern Sculpture Trail offers the visitor a unique environment in which to experience contemporary art. Set high in the Chiltern hills with unexpected views over the surrounding countryside, the trail meanders through Cowleaze Wood, a small but attractive working forest. Planted by the Forestry Commission between 1957 and 1966 Cowleaze grows a mixed crop of conifer and deciduous trees with carpets of bluebells making Spring a particularly good time to visit. Most of the sculptures can be accessed by walking the main woodland path. Other works are located deeper in the forest to be sought out by the more adventurous. As part of an ongoing collaboration with the Forestry Commission, new sculptures are added to the Trail each year whilst others are removed, creating a changing collection to delight even the most seasoned of visitors.

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Wendover Woods (Forest Enterprise)

South East England Forest District, Upper Icknield Way, Aston Clinton,
Aylesbury, HP22 5NF.
Tel: 01296 625825    Fax: 01296 696662

Situated on the northern edge of the Chiltern escarpment this wood affords spectacular views across the Aylesbury Vale. It is owned by the Forestry Commission and managed by Forest Enterprise, an executive agency of the Commission. You are very welcome to explore all of the 325 hectares of mixed coniferous and broadleaved woodland. If you fancy an energetic day, why not try the large permanent orienteering course, designed to test the 'best', or the gruelling Fitness trail. Orienteering maps can be purchased from the office during the week, or from the tourist information centre in Wendover. Alternatively stroll along the 'all-ability' trail to reach the Chiltern's highest point, relax with a picnic in one of the many sunny glades or follow the Firecrest trail on an educational tour of the wildlife delights to be found in Wendover. Other facilities include a children's play area, toilets, barbecue stands, cycle routes and horse trails. A 100 acre sport mountain biking area has been created in the nearby Aston Hill Woods - riding by permit only.

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