GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

Downley Common

2 miles (3 km)

This walk visits Downley Common next to the Buckinghamshire village of Downley in the Chilterns near High Wycombe.
There's a series of nice footpaths taking you around the woodland and grassland of the common. It's a good place for an easy stroll with lots of woodland birds to look out for on the way. You can easily extend the walk by visiting the National Trust's Hughenden Park which lies just to the east. Heading north will take you to Naphill Common.


HP13 5YP - Please note: Postcode may be approximate for some rural locations

Downley Common OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking

Downley Common Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking

Walks near Downley

  • High Wycombe - This large Buckinghamishire town is a great place to go for a country walk with some several attractive woodland areas, views of the Chiltern Hills and the wonderful Hughenden Park to enjoy
  • Hughenden Manor Park - The 1,500 acres of parkland surrounding the red brick Victorian mansion of Hughenden Manor is great for a short walk in lovely surroundings
  • West Wycombe Park - Explore the beautiful estate surrounding West Wycombe House on this walk in the Chilterns AONB
  • Bradenham Woods - This circular walk explores the woodland and countryside surrounding the pretty village of Bradenham in the Chilterns
  • Chiltern Way Berkshire Loop - This walk runs from the outskirts of High Wycombe to Crowsley Park, near Henley on Thames
  • The Ridgeway - Step back in time on this wonderful 85 mile route which follows an ancient chalk ridge route used by prehistoric man The trail starts at Overton Hill in Wiltshire on the edge of the Marlborough Downs and heads east through the Chiltern Hills to Ivinghoe Beacon in Buckinghamshire
  • Chiltern Way - This is the original 125 mile circuit of the Chilterns AONB taking you through Hemel Hempstead, Chalfont St Giles, Marlow, Hambleden, Turville, Fingest, Bix Bottom, Ewelme, the Ridgeway, Stokenchurch, Great Hampden, Aldbury, the Dunstable Downs Country Park, Sharpenhoe Clappers and Harpenden
  • Bledlow Ridge - This Buckinghamshire based village has some fine country walks into the surrounding Chiltern Hills
  • Great Missenden - Enjoy a circular walk around the village of Great Missenden in the Chilterns
  • Princes Risborough - This Buckinghamshire based town is in a great location for exploring the beautiful Chiltern Hills AONB.
    This walk from the town's train station takes you to some of the highlights of the area
  • Saunderton - This Buckinghamshire based village is well served by a series of footpaths running into the glorious rolling Chilterns countryside.


The Le De Spencers Arms is nicely positioned next to the common for post walk refreshments. They have a charming interior with open fires and cosy low-beamed ceilings. Outside there's a splendid large garden area for the warmer months. They serve good quality food and have a fine selection of ales, having featured in CAMRA’s Good Beer Guide 2014.
The pub is titled after Francis Dashwood , 15th Baron le Despencer. It is his estate on which the pub lies. You can find them at postcode HP13 5YQ for your sat navs.

Dog Walking

As you'd imagine the woodland trails on the common are ideal for dog walking. You'll probably bump into other owners on a fine day.

Further Information and Other Local Ideas

The National Trust's West Wycombe Park is located just to the west and another of the area's highlights.
For more walking ideas in the area see the Chilterns Walks page.


Downley Common - - 971603

Downley Common

Paddock near Common Wood - - 2558335

Paddock near Common Wood

Cottages next to Downley Common - - 103357

Cottages next to Downley Common

West Wycombe 071 Downley Common (8066920214)

West Wycombe Downley Common

Littleworth Road - - 2558358

Littleworth Road

Are we nearly there yet^ - - 2558254

A family on one of the woodland trails.

Le De Spencers Arms public house, Downley Common - - 591595

Le De Spencers Arms public house


GPS Files

GPX File

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