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Slow Ways linking High Wycombe and Amersham, Beaconsfield, Lane End, Marlow, Prestwood, Princes Risborough
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|Slow Way||Route||To do|
||Double check||Distance 14km/9mi||Ascent 327m||Descent 260m|
||Verify me||Distance 10km/6mi||Ascent 176m||Descent 160m|
||Survey me||Distance 11km/7mi||Ascent 123m||Descent 240m|
Lane End—High Wycombe
||Enjoy me||Distance 8km/5mi||Ascent 186m||Descent 93m|
||Survey me||Distance 10km/6mi||Ascent 218m||Descent 167m|
||Survey me||Distance 11km/7mi||Ascent 189m||Descent 240m|
Princes Risborough—High Wycombe
||Survey me||Distance 16km/10mi||Ascent 343m||Descent 317m|
75% of High Wycombe’s six route options are drawn, reviewed, surveyed and/or verified
11 people have contributed to High Wycombe’s Slow Ways
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2 people have surveyed a route in High Wycombe
79km out of 79km have been walked and reviewed
251km of reviews have been shared in High Wycombe
Martin McGovern surveyed Higbea oneWalk this route
But it presents a nice range of landscape: urban alleys, forest, farmland, and on the run-in to High Wycombe, quite a long section beside water along the Wye valley. The previous reviewer is correct that the lower part of Hammersley Lane doesn't have a footpath, though I should add that it's a pretty short section....
Martin McGovern surveyed Lanhig oneWalk this route
Not a lot to add to the other reviews: with respect to the shooting range, it's safe but might cause concern to dogs or small children....
I walked from Lane End to High Wycombe on a bright but cold April day after recent heavy rain. Fortunately, you leave these roads on a footpath between houses and playing fields that opens out onto a fine view of Wycombe (see photo with rain falling in the other side of the valley, church in centre)....
Luckily, after not much longer the route continues along some residential streets, before you have to pass cross some busy ways. To cross the M40 you first have to cross Cressex Road, which wasn't trivial....
I walked this from Princess Risborough to High Wycombe on a warmish autumn morning, which was a little foggy (As the photos show). From Princess Risborough you quickly end up on lovely paths at field edges, with red kites circling above. Bradenham Wood was gorgeous again, although I did get a little bit lost as the paths were hard to see due to all the leaves!...
There’s an urban walk from High Wycombe train station: along the High Street and past the university. There’s a shorter urban walk through Cressex to reach a footpath towards the M40. On my walk, Widdenton Park Wood had sporadic noise from a nearby shooting range....
Very pleasant coming out of Marlow through residential areas, skirting Marlow Bottom and then into open countryside with birdsong. Toilets in Marlow Higginson Park, at the two petrol stations in Cressex, and at HW station and bus station....
The hills are quite long out of Marlow and steep on the High Wycombe end so need some stamina to deal with them....
Nice exit from High Wycombe via the Rye but a long climb to contend with....
This route was awesome! I thought the departure from High Wycombe was really pleasant, and then the walk through the area around the Higherden Manor was gorgeous! There were just so many stretches of lovely hills, open countryside, enchanting wooded areas, etc. I really thought this was a fantastic route with varied country; it was very enjoyable. Overall, I really loved this route!...
I walked this route from Marlow to High Wycombe. The middle section between Marlow and High Wycombe among the hills was very gorgeous, peaceful, and lovely walking, and I did appreciate how the route did a very good job bringing you through quiet areas as much as possible outside of High Wycombe. I think other routes attempting different approaches into High Wycombe could be beneficial, but this route really was overall sufficient to be included in the network....
The route into High Wycombe avoids the street walking problem via a wooded path around Keep Hill Wood (Photo 5) and across The Rye: a park with a picturesque watermill. I suggest trying the alternative (Marhig 1) route out of Marlow, which meets up with this route outside Marlow Bottom....
At this time of year (August) the path on the west side of Hampden Road is a little overgrown, with the nettles, brambles and thistles being quite noticeable for someone wearing shorts (as I was), but apart from that the walk was very straightforward and easy to follow....
This is a good route, but beware that some of the paths are quite narrow and are prone to become quite overgrown. I did this route with friends at the beginning of July 2021 and parts of it were a battle against quite dense foliage so I would definitely recommend trousers to protect from nettles....
I did this route with friends who had their daughter in a pram and there were no obstacles that prevented a pram from doing the whole route....
The do-leg at Bradenham could be shortened by walking across the green in front of the church, unless you want to go to the Red Lion pub by the main road....
Village coffee shop at south end of Hughenden Valley, and café in Hughenden Manor stableyard....
The indicated route has us flying over the main road, but there is no footbridge there and the banks are too steep to climb down and back up....
Ianschagen added Marhig two, a new walk from Marlow to High WycombeWalk this route
It joins the Chiltern Way to go through Marlow Bottom, and then climbs up through Hunt’s Wood and follows a series of jitties to reach Marlow near the river. A better alternative to avoid the first section would involve climbing up through Keep Hill Wood and heading south and west to join the Chiltern Way near the Three Horseshoes pub....
A great route through beautiful scenery and passing by Bradenham Manor and Hughenden Manor (both of which were home to Benjamin Disraeli). The section from Princes Risborough to Bradenham Woods car park goes through rolling hills with sweeping views but does contain some stiles that might present an obstacle to the less mobile (there is a list of obstacles at the end of this review). While walking this section we also walked through a field that had cows in it (although we didn't bother them, and they didn't bother us)....
At the end of the rec join the Chiltern Way, got past Kingsmead Business Park and cross the A40, bearing left to go up a lane under the railway line, and then follow the Chiltern Way up to and through Wycombe Heights golf course. This route largely follows the Chiltern Way and then the Berkshire Loop, and is easy to navigate with good country paths and alleyways (‘jitties’) through the suburbs of Beaconsfield....
Coffee stop in Lane End: Strawberry Grove Café, just to the right on the other side of the main road....
Annebr surveyed High WycombeView facilities
Slow Ways added Higame one, a new walk from High Wycombe to AmershamWalk this route
Slow Ways added Higbea one, a new walk from High Wycombe to BeaconsfieldWalk this route
Slow Ways added Higpre one, a new walk from High Wycombe to PrestwoodWalk this route
Slow Ways added Lanhig one, a new walk from Lane End to High WycombeWalk this route
Slow Ways added Marhig one, a new walk from Marlow to High WycombeWalk this route
Slow Ways added Prihig one, a new walk from Princes Risborough to High WycombeWalk this route
High Wycombe’s Slow Ways starting point
Lat / Lon
51.62958° / -0.74566°
Easting / Northing
486,916E / 193,052N
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