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    Wendover Woods Walk

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    Wendover Woods Walk

    The Wendover Woods Walk in the undulating Chinterns immerses you in varied scenery, taking you through beech woods, swirling in mystery, and along some exposed areas, but the surrounding, rolling greenery will keep you entertained. This is a popular, family-friendly hike, so expect to share the trail with others!

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    Route Description for Wendover Woods Walk

    The Wendover Woods Walk in the Chilterns is a popular, family-friendly half-day hike near Wendover. The number of people flocking to this area makes it necessary to leave early to get a parking spot, which requires a payment. You can also take the train to Wendover station and walk to the start of the hike. While this walk is ranked as easy-moderate, it does take you through some exposed areas with loose stones, as well as one ascent that will have you huffing and puffing. Lastly, you will navigate 1 kissing gate, making this walk inaccessible for wheelchairs.

    Once you get on the trail, you will fall in love with the eerie beech woods, the blanket of wildflowers and bluebells, and the undulating countryside. You’ll also encounter Boddington hillfort, a prehistoric archaeological site. For the most part, despite the one ascent, this walk follows an easy grade, making it fun for the whole family!

    From the train station, you’ll take a left, passing the Shoulder of Mutton pub. Continue walking along High Street. When you reach the last shop, look for a sign that says “Ridgeway” next to a footpath. Take this footpath. Continue to follow the signs for “Ridgeway” to stay on the right path (marked by an acorn symbol). You’ll go by a lake, a church, and along the road. When you reach crossroads, head straight, up Hogtrough Lane. Keep an eye out for signs pointing you along The Ridgeway.

    After you pass Boswell’s Farm, the woodland will envelop you. The trail takes you on an ascent for 1 mile. Soon, you’ll cross over Hale Road, reaching Wendover Woods. Take a left to leave The Ridgeway, going downhill. 0.0 km later, go on the footpath on your right before meeting up with a horse track. Take a right on the horse track and continue walking until you get to the main parking lot. If you parked here, your walk begins now!

    Continue along the tarmac road on your left before taking a left, following a wide path for 0.5 miles and passing by picnic tables and barbeques. This takes you to another parking area! Go along the Boddington Bank Walk. When you see fitness equipment, don’t turn left and continue going straight. The path will dip into a descent before merging with another track. Take a right to keep going downhill. Eventually, you will meet up with a road at the bottom. Take a right to head back to Wendover. Soon, you’ll reach a junction. Go right and look for a path snaking between houses on your left. Follow this path back to the park. If you took the train, head back from the park the same way you came to the train station.

    Trail Highlights

    Boddington hillfort

    The Boddington hillfort, located along the Boddington Bank Walk, is a prehistoric archaeological site that harks back to 1st century BC! Back in the day, the fort provided a clear place to scout out incomers.

    Frequently Asked Questions

    Is there a wheelchair-accessible path?

    Yes! Wendover Woods has an All Ability Trail. You may not be able to do the route described above, but this map will show you exactly where you can go. Buggies can use this trail, too!

    How much is parking?

    The amount you pay depends on how long you want to stay. Parking for 2 hours will cost you £2.60, 4 hours amount to £5.00, and over 4 hours requires a £10.00 payment.

    Are there any facilities there?

    Yes! Wendover Woods boasts of a cafe, barbeques, picnic tables, toilets, as well as a play area for kids.

    Other amazing walks in Chiltern Hills

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

    Insider Hints for Wendover Woods Walk

    • Go early to snag a parking spot!
    • You can take a train to Wendover station and walk to the start of the Wendover Woods Walk.
    • Enjoy snacks or a drink at the Wendover Woods Cafe!
    • Bring your own food, set up at a picnic table, and host a BBQ.

    Getting to the Wendover Woods Walk Trailhead

    To get to the start of the Wendover Woods Walk from Wendover, follow the B4009 towards the Wendover Woods car park. This is a busy parking lot, so it’s advised to get here early. You can also train to Wendover station and walk a few minutes to the start of the hike.

    Route Information

    • When to do

      April - October

    • Backcountry Campsites


    • Pets allowed

      Yes - On Leash

    • Family friendly


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