Views of the Vale walk: Wendover Woods

Route type: Circular and Linear Walks

This 7 mile cicuit shoudl take you between 3 to 4 hours. It takes you through ancient beech woods, carpets of bluebells and wild flowers. You might also see rare birds such as red kites and firecrests and the tiny muntjac deer.

There's Boddington hillfort along the way, an important archaelogical site occupied during 1st century BC, but probably earlier. Situated on top of the hill, the fort would have provided an excellent vantage point and defensive position for its Iron Age inhabitants. In the past the hill was cleared of trees for grazing animals. Finds have included a bronze dagger, pottery and a flint scraper.

Access Information: Just a 45 minute train ride from London Marylebone and a few minutes walk from Wendover station you can enjoy the fresh air and fantastic views of the Chilterns countryside.There are no stiles on this route, but 1 kissing gate (not wheelchair accessible, at the Hale into Wendover Woods). There is a long uphill stretch. From Wendover along The Ridgeway to the Hale the paths are wide and firm (with some loose stones) but there is a considerable uphill slope. There is an All Ability Trail suitable for wheelchairs near Wendover Woods main car park.

We hope you'll enjoy this walk. If you do please consider making a small donation to help us continue to care for the Ridgeway National Trail and provide information about it.