The oldest monument to look out for along this stretch is the Stone Age long barrow on Whiteleaf Hill just before you reach the White Mark. And further on, a little past Lower Cadsden, a short energetic detour east from The Ridgeway will take you up into the woods to Pulpit Hill Iron Age fort. Unlike all the other Iron Age forts along the Trail this one is secluded and sheltered and you'll usually have it to yourself.
More Recent History
There is also ample evidence of Man's more recent activities. There are two chalk figures cut into the side of the hills at Bledlow and Whiteleaf, not that much is known about who created them and when. And when you reach one of the highest points in the Chilterns atop Coombe Hill you'll venture on a memorial to the men of Buckinghamshire who died during the Boer War in South Africa at the turn of this century. Finally, one of the best known country houses in the country is fortunate enough to have The Ridgeway crossing its front drive! Chequers, the Prime Minister's country residence, nestles in a valley just before Coombe Hill. It was built in the 16th century and given to the nation in 1917.