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Pulpit Hill and Whiteleaf Hill Walk

6 miles (9.4 km)

This circular walk from Princes Risborough makes use of a section of a The Ridgeway to visit Pulpit Hill and Whiteleaf Hill. The route runs for a distance of about 6 miles, with some moderate climbs and the reward of splendid views over the surrounding Chilterns countryside.
Starting from the Whiteleaf Hill car park you follow the waymarked footpath a short distance to the north to visit Whiteleaf Hill. The hill is also a nature reserve with five scheduled ancient monuments, including some dating to theNeolithicandBronze Agesand theWhiteleaf Cross, a chalk carving thought to date to the eighteenth century. The area also includes semi-natural beech woodland which dates back to at least 1600. Look out for wildlife including whitethroat birds, and butterflies such as thespeckled woodand thepeacock.
The route continues north to Grangelands and Pulpit Hill, a biologicalSite of Special Scientific InterestinCadsden. Pulpit Hill is run by the National Trust and includes grassland and scrub, which support interesting breeding birds and invertebrates, such asglow-wormsandmarbled whiteandchalk hill bluebutterflies. There are also areas of mature beech woodland, with a sparseshrub layerof holly and elder.
After exploring the site the walk continues east along the Ridgeway to Buckmoorend. This noteworthy section passes Chequers, the country house retreat of the Prime Minister. At Buckmoorend you pick up the Icknield Way Path. This takes you south through Chisley Wood to Little Hampden Common. Here you turn west to follow a footpath to Dirtywood Farm and Ninn Wood before returning to the car park.
You can extend the walk by continuing along the Ridgeway north to visit Coombe Hill. The popular hill is the highest viewpoint in the Chiltern Hills and commands wonderful views over Aylesbury Vale and the Cotswolds.

Pulpit Hill and Whiteleaf Hill Postcode

HP27 0RP - Please note: Postcode may be approximate for some rural locations

Pulpit Hill and Whiteleaf Hill OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking

Pulpit Hill and Whiteleaf Hill Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking

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Photos

Whiteleaf Hill - geograph.org.uk - 1458770

Whiteleaf Hill

Ridgeway below Pulpit Hill - geograph.org.uk - 580790

Ridgeway below Pulpit Hill

Woods below Pulpit Hill - geograph.org.uk - 1472423

Woods below Pulpit Hill

The Ridgeway on Whiteleaf Hill - geograph.org.uk - 1458761

The Ridgeway on Whiteleaf Hill

The Ridgeway on Whiteleaf Hill - geograph.org.uk - 1458699

The Ridgeway on Whiteleaf Hill

Looking off Whiteleaf Hill - geograph.org.uk - 1458717

Looking off Whiteleaf Hill

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