A weekend in the Chilterns
Blissful walking in the beautiful beechwoods of Buckinghamshire.
AT THE FOOT of the Chiltern Hills, Wendover is a handsome market town with picturesque countryside on its doorstep. Shrouded by Wendover Woods, the Chiltern Hills reach their highest point here (267m), at the summit of Haddington Hill. Falling just seven metres shy, nearby Coombe Hill offers expansive views over the Vale of Aylesbury. The town itself is full of character and charm, home to an eclectic mix of boutique shops, pubs and old buildings, including a 14thcentury parish church and a 16th-century coaching inn. Garbed in autumnal colours, the Chilterns are a delight to explore at this time of year.
AUTUMNAL BLAZE An avenue of beech trees
(top left), the Coombe Hill monument (top right), and the view of Beacon Hill’s fififiery slopes (bottom).