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    Pulpit Hill and Ninn Wood Walk

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    4.8 km
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    180 m
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    The Pulpit Hill and Ninn Wood Walk in the Chilterns is an excellent bang-for-your-buck hike. It may be short, but some sections may have you huffing and puffing! But don’t worry, the reel of views unfolding before you will keep you entertained. Enjoy walking through Pulpit Wood, checking out Pulpit Hillfort, meandering across grasslands, and exploring Ninn Wood. In the summer, the chalk grassland brims with wildflowers!

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    Route Description for Pulpit Hill and Ninn Wood Walk

    Pulpit Hill and Ninn Wood Walk in the Chilterns name is a lovely family-friendly walk that takes you through a montage of scenery: Pulpit Wood, Pulpit Hillfort, grasslands, and Ninn Wood. Expect wildflowers to add a layer of beauty to the grasslands in the summer! You’ll travel through Pulpit Wood and Pulpit Hillfort before traversing a stretch of grasslands. Near the end of the loop, you’ll get to explore Ninn Wood.

    The chalk surfaces may cause slippery conditions after rain, so be mindful of this before going! You will also have to navigate a few kissing gates and a stile (which is dog-friendly). At one point, the route will have you crossing the road. The Pulpit Hill and Ninn Wood Walk may have some steep sections, but the scenery will help hinder any complaints.

    Other amazing walks in Chiltern Hills

    Check out our guides to Wendover Loop, Wendover Woods, Dunstable Downs, Hurley Loop or The Rose and Crown Ivinghoe Beacon Walk. Or see all of our Chiltern Hills walks on 10Adventures.

    Getting to the Pulpit Hill and Ninn Wood Walk Trailhead

    To get to the start of the Pulpit Hill and Ninn Wood Walk, head toward Longdon Hill. Look for a National Trust sign indicating Pulpit Wood. You can park in the Pulpit Wood parking area.

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