Walk bu118 Monument Hill (Coombe Hill) from Butler's Cross

A steep ascent to superb views


Route outline for walk bu118:

Butler's Cross  -  Monument Hill (Coombe Hill)  -  The Ridgeway  -  Linton's Wood  -  Goodmerhill Wood  -  Chisley Wood  -  The Icknield Way  -  Chequers  -  Pond Wood  -  Pulpit Wood  -  The North Bucks Way  -  The Midshires Way  -  Chequers Knap  -  Whorley Wood  -  Ellesborough Warren  -  Boxtree Wood  -  Beacon Hill (Ellesborough)  -  Ellesborough  -  The Aylesbury Ring  -  Springs Farm  -  Butler's Cross



Points of Interest/Notes on this walk:

This walk circles the 16th Century 'Chequers' which was given to the country by Lord Lee in 1917. It has been used as the Prime Minister's country residence ever since.


Peak Bagging Statistics for this walk:

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The highest point of this walk is Monument Hill (Coombe Hill) at 260m (853ft). Monument Hill (Coombe Hill) is known as an English Bridget. The summit of Monument Hill (Coombe Hill) is marked by an Ordnance Survey Trig Point.

National Trails & Long Paths included on this walk:

Part of this walk follows a section of The Icknield Way. The Icknield Way is a 166km (103 miles) linear footpath connecting Ivinghoe Beacon in Buckinghamshire, England with Knettishall Heath in Suffolk, England. The Icknield Way is waymarked by a Flint Axe Emblem. For more walks that include a section of The Icknield Way see The Icknield Way.

Part of this walk also follows a section of The Midshires Way. The Midshires Way is a 362km (225 miles) linear footpath connecting Hampton Wainhill near Bledlow in Buckinghamshire, England with Stockport in Greater Manchester, England. The Midshires Way is waymarked by named posts. For more walks that include a section of The Midshires Way see The Midshires Way.

Part of this walk also follows a section of The North Bucks Way. The North Bucks Way is a 56km (35 miles) linear footpath connecting Chequer's Knap, Great Kimble in Buckinghamshire, England with Wolverton in Buckinghamshire, England. The North Bucks Way is waymarked by orange arrows. For more walks that include a section of The North Bucks Way see The North Bucks Way.

Part of this walk also follows a section of The Ridgeway. The Ridgeway is a 137km (85 miles) linear footpath connecting Overton in Wiltshire, England with Ivinghoe Beacon in Buckinghamshire, England. The Ridgeway is waymarked by a National Trail Acorn. For more walks that include a section of The Ridgeway see The Ridgeway.

This walk is on Ordnance Survey Maps:

OS Explorer Map 181
1:25,000 scale (Orange Covers)

OS Landranger Map 165
1:50,000 scale (Pink Covers)


Some Photos and Pictures from Walk bu118 Monument Hill (Coombe Hill) from Butler's Cross

In no particular order . . .

Walk bu118 Monument Hill (Coombe Hill) from Butler's Cross - A Chiltern Gentian (I believe) on Coombe Hill

A Chiltern Gentian (I believe) on Coombe Hill

Photo: Colin Wingfield (2)

Walk bu118 Monument Hill (Coombe Hill) from Butler's Cross - On Beacon Hill (Ellesborough)

On Beacon Hill (Ellesborough)

Photo: Martyn Loach (3)

Walk bu118 Monument Hill (Coombe Hill) from Butler's Cross - Coombe Hill Monument from Ellesborough Church Tower

Coombe Hill Monument from Ellesborough Church Tower

Photo: Martyn Loach (4)

Walk bu118 Monument Hill (Coombe Hill) from Butler's Cross - Ellesborough Church

Ellesborough Church

Photo: Peter Crinson (5)

Walk bu118 Monument Hill (Coombe Hill) from Butler's Cross - Rapeseed in bloom on The Ridgeway near Bledlow

Rapeseed in bloom on The Ridgeway near Bledlow

Photo: Peter McClure (1)

Walk bu118 Monument Hill (Coombe Hill) from Butler's Cross - Ellesborough Church

Ellesborough Church

Photo: Martyn Loach (5)

Walk bu118 Monument Hill (Coombe Hill) from Butler's Cross - The Memorial on the top of Coombe Hill

The Memorial on the top of Coombe Hill

Photo: Colin Wingfield (1)

Walk bu118 Monument Hill (Coombe Hill) from Butler's Cross - Pulpit Wood

Pulpit Wood

Photo: Peter Crinson (4)

Walk bu118 Monument Hill (Coombe Hill) from Butler's Cross - Coombe Hill

Coombe Hill

Photo: Peter Crinson (2)

Walk bu118 Monument Hill (Coombe Hill) from Butler's Cross - The Official Entrance to Chequers

The Official Entrance to Chequers

Photo: Peter Crinson (3)


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