GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

Bledlow Ridge Walks

6 miles (9 km)

This Buckinghamshire based village has some fine country walks into the surrounding Chiltern Hills. There's also a worthy local nature reserve and a fine village pub to investigate.
This circular walk from the village visits Bledlow Wood, Chinnor Hill, Radnage and the Yoesden Wood Nature Reserve. There's some lovely rolling hills, peaceful woodland trails and wonderful views from the high points on the trail.
The walk starts in the village and follows footpaths north to Rout's Green and the local farmland. The route then pick up a section of The Ridgeway and follows it to Hempton Wainhill. You then head south past Thickthorne Wood and Bledlow Great Wood before coming to Chinnor Hill. This area is also a nature reserve and provides excellent views over the surrounding area.
The route then follows footpaths past Sunley Wood and Hedgerley Wood before coming to the neighbouring village of Radnage. Here you'll pass Yoesden Wood before returning to Bledlow Ridge.
The Yoesden Wood nature reserve is a nice place for a stroll next to the village. There's chalk grasslandwith rare butterflies and wild flowers and a woodland of beech, yew and whitebeam trees. It's located less than half a mile west of the village at postcode HP14 4AR.

Postcode

HP14 4AZ - Please note: Postcode may be approximate for some rural locations

Bledlow Ridge OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking

Bledlow Ridge Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking

Pubs/Cafes

Back in the village head to The Boot for some post walk refreshment. The fine local pub dates back to the early 19th century and retains a charming interior. Outside there's a good sized garden area if the sun is shining. You can find them on Chinnor Road with a postcode of HP14 4AW for your sat navs.

Dog Walking

The country and woodland trails on the walk are ideal for dogs. The Boot mentioned above is also dog friendly.

Further Information and Other Local Ideas

The Bledlow Circular Ride is another waymarked circular route in the area. You can pick it up at Rout's Green just to the north of the village.
To the north of the village you can pick up either the Ridgeway or the Icknield Way Path and follow them to nearby Princes Risborough.
To the south east you'll find one of the highlights of the area at the National Trust's West Wycombe Park. Near here you can also pick up the High Wycombe Walk and visit Naphill Common and Hughenden Park.
The epic Midshires Way also starts/ends in Bledlow.
For more walking ideas in the area see the Chilterns Walks page.

Photos

The Country Store, Bledlow Ridge (geograph 4478905)

The Country Store, Bledlow Ridge

St Pauls, Bledlow Ridge (geograph 3926555)

St Pauls church, Bledlow Ridge

Bledlow Ridge from hill above Slough Bottom Farm - geograph.org.uk - 527531

Bledlow Ridge from hill above Slough Bottom Farm The photo was inspired by the wisp of smoke, so seldom a feature of landscapes these days, now that chimneys are hardly used.

View from Bledlow Ridge - geograph.org.uk - 1625496

View from Bledlow Ridge

Wain Hill and Chinnor beyond from Kopp Hill on the Ridgeway - geograph.org.uk - 508445

Wain Hill and Chinnor beyond from Kopp Hill on the Ridgeway

Chinnor from Chinnor Hill - geograph.org.uk - 1616961

Chinnor from Chinnor Hill

Hillside below Bledlow Ridge - geograph.org.uk - 892190

Hillside below Bledlow Ridge. Bottom Road can be seen to the right. It's a narrow and winding road. The land here is access land along with a few other areas on the escarpment.

Yoesden Wood, Radnage - geograph.org.uk - 1014245

Yoesden Wood, Radnage. On a hillside rising from pastures. This hillside is part of the southwest facing flank of Bledlow Ridge, virtually all of which is either pasture or woodland.

Video

GPS Files

GPX File

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Memory Map Route

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