Princes Risborough – Horsenden – Bledlow – Hempton Wainhill – Saunderton Tunnel – Loosely Row – Princes Risborough

Map Sheets 1:25,000 OS Explorer Series – Sheet 181 – Chiltern Hills North

Parking is free.

Wonderful walk through sections of the Ridgeway with great views across Princes Risborough

Start Time: 9TH. October 09.45 for 10.00hrs start

Start and Finish: The Mount Public Car Park, Princes Risborough HP27 9AX | GR 805034

Difficulty: Moderate 10 miles

Leader: Séamus Ryan


Start – Rail Xing GR 802034 – Underpass GR 799034 – Rail Xing GR 798033– Horsenden House GR 794029 – Path/Rd Jn Bledlow GR781023 – Rd/Path Jn GR 775020 – Hempton Wainhill GR 770013 – Path Jn GR 777011 – Rd Xing GR 801002 – Rail Xing GR 801010 – Rail Xing GR 802012 – Path Rd Jn GR 802016 – Path Jn GR 805009 – Path/Rd Jn Loosely Row GR 815006 – Stile GR 816013 – Path Jn GR 809027 – Path Rd Jn GR 807028 – Rd Jn GR 808030 – Rd Xing GR 807032 to Finish.

Getting there from Aylesbury – 9 Miles: Follow Wendover Road A 413 to Stoke Mandeville but turn Right at roundabout onto A 4010 towards Princes Risborough then Left at Stoke Mandeville Church. Follow A 4010 to Princes Risborough and at roundabout with A 4129 take the second exit to the High Street into the town centre. Follow road round to the right past the church into the Mount car park off Stratton Road.

Getting there from Oxford – 24 Miles: from Headington Roundabout take A 40 and follow to Jn 8 then merge onto A 418 and follow to Thame. Follow bypass round Thame and take A 4129 for Princes Risborough. At roundabout with A 4010 in Princes Risborough take third exit along the High Street into the town centre and follow round right past the church to the Mount car park off Stratton Road

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Ridgeway and Vale Expeditions Walkers’ Code

  • Walks will normally take place on the second Sunday in the month. In some months, where there is an overriding event, the day may be changed.
  • It helps the Organiser to know who is intending to turn up. Please make contact beforehand. 
  • Grades of Walk are – Leisurely,   Moderate,   and Strenuous. If you are new to the group and to walking, start with a walk graded “Leisurely”, and build up. 
  • Walkers are reminded that they attend walks at their own risk and are responsible for their own safety. Make sure you bring the appropriate gear for the conditions and adequate food and drink. Also make sure you have your medication and blood sugar meter handy. Especially on long walks, carry emergency provisions. 
  • A First Aid kit and additional glucose will be carried by an experienced member of the group. Please check your blood sugar at intervals on a walk.
  • Follow the Country Code. Respect, protect and enjoy the countryside. Take home your rubbish and bury any human waste. 
  • Walks Leaders are responsible for keeping the group together and path finding. Please do not go ahead of the Leader. Always inform the Leader or back marker if you wish to leave the walk, however briefly. Always inform the Leader if you are feeling hypoglaecemic or if you believe another member of the group’s blood sugar is low. 
  • On public roads, take great care to walk in single file, facing oncoming traffic unless advised to do otherwise by the Leader.
  • Dogs will be allowed on walks at the discretion of the Leader. Please keep them on leads when there is stock about or on roads.
  • Remove or cover up muddy boots when entering a pub or tearoom. Do not consume your own food or drink on the premises, including the garden without permission. (If you enter a pub to use the toilet, buy a drink.)