GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

Haddington Hill

3 miles (4.5 km)

Enjoy a climb to the highest point in the county of Buckinghamshire on this circular walk in Wendover Woods.
There's a car park located very close to the hill summit from which you can start the walk. Follow the path east and you will soon reach the 267 m (876 ft) summit where you will find a rock marking the high point of the Chilterns. The rest of the route explores some of the footpaths to the south of the hill before returning to the car park.
The Icknield Way Path and The Ridgeway long distance trails both pass the hill. To continue your hill climbing in the Chilterns, follow the trails west to Coombe Hill. Here you can enjoy fabulous views over the Aylesbury Vale and the Cotswolds.

Haddington Hill OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking

Haddington Hill Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking


After your exercise you could enjoy refreshments at the Wendover Woods Cafe, located right next to the main car park. There's lots of tables outside where you can enjoy a meal with great views of the trees. It's a lovely spot to relax after your exercise. They serve a wide range of tasty hot and cold locally sourced food (including daily specials), delicious cakes and freshly baked pastries, as well as a range of hot and cold Fairtrade drinks. Just to the north of the cafe there's a bookable BBQ area if you fancy bringing along your own food to cook. Just email for more info.

Dog Walking

As you'd imagine the woodland trails are ideal for a dog walk. The Wendover Woods Cafe mentioned above is also dog friendly.

Cycle Routes and Walking Routes Nearby


Summit of Haddington Hill (Wendover Woods) - - 1440550

Summit of Haddington Hill (Wendover Woods). This rock has been placed near the top, some 876 feet above sea level. This is the highest point in Buckinghamshire and the Chiltern Hills, (Though the area adjacent to the nearby cafe, is probably a little higher).

Wendover Woods

Wendover Woods

End of the All Ability Trail - - 1197409

A dog at the end of the All Ability Trail. This is a turning off the forest track which is the start of the Firecrest Trail. There are a number of simple wooden seats, such as the one shown here, and this open provides a good view over the valley to the south, and a reasonable chance to see a red kite.

Path in Wendover Woods on Haddington Hill - - 8097

Path in Wendover Woods on Haddington Hill

Monument at the Chiltern Summit, Wendover Woods - - 1192382

Monument at the Chiltern Summit. There is a plaque on this stone which reads “ "The Chiltern Summit. This Cairn at a height of 876 ft (267 m) marks the highest point on the Chiltern Hills, and was erected by the Parish Councils of Aston Clinton and Halton, by the Chiltern Society, the Forestry Commission and the Royal Air Force, Halton, to commemorate the Silver Jubilee of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth the Second in 1977." This Monument is on a short path leading off the All Ability Trail.

Car park in Wendover Woods - - 1884779

Car park in Wendover Woods

Footpath in the woods - - 1884786

Footpath in the woods on a lovely late spring day.

Approach to the Head of the Valley in Wendover Woods - - 1208375

Approach to the Head of the Valley in Wendover Woods Older trees are on the hill slopes to the right and ahead, with younger plantations to the left. The tiny white marker in the distance is a welcome seat where one can rest. This section of the track is on the “Firecrest Trail”


GPS Files

GPX File

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Memory Map Route

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