Hambleden circular walk no.3

Start: Hambleden

Finish: Hambleden

Length: 17.8 km / 11 miles

Weather: Mild with sunny spells.

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This walk covers some familiar footpaths, as well as some new ones to me. It combines parts of three other walks I have completed in the area.

Walk out of the village, past the church, along the lane towards Pheasant's Hill

Hambleden circular walk

 

The path narrows where it goes between back-gardens.

Hambleden circular walk

 

Turn left onto the lane and then left again at the T-junction, then cross the road.

Hambleden circular walk

 

Once over the road, go through the stile and head towards Bacres Farm.

Hambleden circular walk

 

The track steadily climbs up to Great Wood.

Hambleden circular walk

 

Looking back to Bacres Farm and the Hambleden Brook valley.

Hambleden circular walk

 

Hambleden circular walk

 

 

Hambleden circular walk

 

The track narrows slightly once in Great Wood.

Great wood walk

 

After walking past Upper Woodend Farm, there is a stile at a T-junction. Cross into the field and follow the path into Gussetts Wood.

Hambleden circular walk

 

A new tree plantation near to Binfield Bottom.

Hambleden circular walk

 

Sunny-Southend (Bucks) where I had my lunch on one of the benches overlooking the green.

Hambleden circular walk

 

Follow the Shakespeare's Way into Kildridge Wood.

Hambleden circular walk

 

The track narrows between the Rhododendron and azalea bushes before reaching a gate that leads into the grounds of Stonor House.

Stonor House walk

 

There is a children's adventure playground in the park.

Stonor House

 

Stonor House is open to the public and is situated in a deer park.

Stonor village

 

Stonor village

 

Stonor village

 

The path then heads downhill to the B480 and Stonor village.

Stonor village walk

 

After a short distance walking on the road a footpath on the left leads up again, through Almshill Wood.

Almshill Wood walk

 

At the top of the path take a left turn along a farm track.

Hambleden circular walk

 

After walking across two fields, the path goes into Annabel's Wood and brings you out on the drive of the Bosemore Farm estate.

Annabels Wood walk

 

Cross the stile and head downhill, then into the woods where you climb uphill to a narrow lane.

Hambleden circular walk

 

Turn left at Roundhouse Farm.

Roundhouse Farm

 

The track leads to the woods at Red Hill and Palbach Hill.

Red Hill and Palbach Hill

 

Having emerged from the woods on Reservoir Hill, a broad sweep of the Thames can be seen to the right.

Reservoir Hill walk

 

The view of Great Wood from Reservoir Hill.

Reservoir Hill walk

 

Once out of Ridge Wood, a grand looking house can be seen across the valley.

Hambleden circular walk

 

The welcome site of Hambleden's St Mary the Virgin church marks the end of the walk.

Hambleden circular walk