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Walk to Prestwood from further afield
|Slow Way||Route||To do|
||Survey me||Distance 11km/7mi||Ascent 123m||Descent 240m|
||Pioneer me||Distance 15km/9mi||Ascent 169m||Descent 221m|
||Verify me||Distance 13km/8mi||Ascent 138m||Descent 189m|
||Survey me||Distance 9km/5mi||Ascent 108m||Descent 198m|
||Enjoy me||Distance 8km/5mi||Ascent 120m||Descent 186m|
65% of Prestwood’s routes are drawn, reviewed, surveyed and/or verified
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2 people have surveyed a route in Prestwood
40km out of 55km have been walked and reviewed
107km of reviews have been shared in Prestwood
The climb up at Whiteleaf Hill was quite steep but thereafter a nice walk through lovely Chiltern woods. Great Hampden was very picturesque. The final trudge into Prestwood was along a road but it wasn't far and was unavoidable....
It's a lovely walk, but I docked one star due to the street walking in Prestwood, which was a little too long. I walked this on a semi-sunny Friday afternoon without any precipitation in the last week, from Prestwood to Amersham. Besides a few minor hills at the start, this walk was mostly down hill through woods with sometimes muddy paths, a little more street walking in Little Kingshill and then most of the last stretch was through farmland into Old Amersham....
The walk through Prestwood was a little disappointing, as it's just on the side of a road....
Navigation was easy, and refreshments en route are available at The Crown or Red Lion in Little Missenden, or nearer the end at The Full Moon in Little Kingshill. The paths are generally in good condition, though sections in Atkins' Wood (where it is a bridleway) frequently get very muddy. Overall, it was a very enjoyable walk....
We took this route from Prestwood to Wendover and thoroughly enjoyed the walk. Other than a short section on roads when leaving Prestwood, the walk was through woodlands and across fields, with good views of the Chiltern countryside. There was a short diversion from the indicated path as we approached Wendover because of HS2 preparation works, but this was clearly marked and easy to follow....
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 Prestwood. Otherwise, this route was easy to navigate, straightforward, nice and varied between farmland, open country, and wooded space....
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....
I first walked this route in April 2021, describing it as “A very enjoyable walk through the Chilterns.” I walked it again today (29 August 2022) and have upgraded my rating from 4 to 5 stars, as it really is a very good walk....
Village coffee shop at south end of Hughenden Valley, and café in Hughenden Manor stableyard....
One stile about a mile from Wendover was quite high and difficult for someone of my height (1m 50) once you got over the stile there was a steep drop to the ground....
Slow Ways added Higpre one, a new walk from High Wycombe to PrestwoodWalk this route
Slow Ways added Preame one, a new walk from Prestwood to AmershamWalk this route
Slow Ways added Preame two, a new walk from Prestwood to AmershamWalk this route
Slow Ways added Pripre one, a new walk from Princes Risborough to PrestwoodWalk this route
Prestwood’s Slow Ways starting point
Lat / Lon
51.69975° / -0.74228°
Easting / Northing
487,016E / 200,860N
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