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Name:Coombe Hill
Hill number:5385
Height:260m / 853ft
Parent (Ma):2874  Wendover Woods [Haddington Hill]
RHB Section:39: Central and Eastern England
County/UA:Buckinghamshire (CoU)
Catchment:Thames
Class:Hump, Tump (200-299m), Clem
(Hu,Tu,2,Cm)
Grid ref:SP 84937 06651
Summit feature:no feature
Drop:108m
Col:152m  SP875060  
OS map sheet(s):(1:50k) 165
(1:25k) 181
Observations:ground is 110m SSE of Boer War memorial: note wooded ground to E could be as high
Survey:Abney level
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Logged Descriptions  (logged by 185 users)ByDate of Ascent
Butler's Cross - Beacon Hill - Coombe Hill - Butler's Cross. With R, C, C, W and L.Mark Jackson13/06/2020
Free National Trust car park at SP 8515 0622 - Through picnic site where there is a decent map of the area & then along a wide, well-used grass track to high point which lies close to an oak tree. Continued to impressive Boer War Memorial, rebuilt in 1938 following a lightning strike that same year. (S)gerrybowes27/05/2020
Bright sunny day at Boer war memorial with impressive views over Vale of Aylesbury. From free NT carpark. HP on grass near a tree, juts back from monument. Revisit, although first log, done as part of Ridgeway. Trig gone. Continued to Beacon Hill.Denise 06/03/2020
From free NT car park, well used track to the justifiably popular hill top with monument and fine views over the Vale of Aylesbury. Levelish summit with neat grass, scattered trees and flowering gorse. High point by Oak.RichardM06/03/2020
From car park to top and memorial.Bramley28/01/2020
25km trail running from Wendover library car park - Haddington Hill, Pavis Wood & Coombe Hill. Pitch black which made the monument at the top all the spookier.Fionalevey08/11/2019
I walked over the summit on my way to the monument.Alancache17/10/2019
Easy enjoyable walk from Wendover Station with PJBtrimarc230/08/2019
Enticed on this walk by Trimarc2 with promise of cake. And when we got cake some time later in Wendover it was all worthwhile in Rumseys Chocolaterier130/08/2019
Bagged on way South - good viewpoint but hazy on a very hot day. On to Beacon/Pulpit Hills with good view of Chequers. Solo.JohnIvor27/08/2019
Part of National Trust walk around Chequers. https://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/chilterns-countryside/trails/coombe-hill-and-chequers-trailWendyWozEre14/07/2019
Quick out and back from Wendover station after work on a Friday evening. Excellent views from the top of this one, including Chequers if you follow the Ridgeway a bit further to the south-west.Richard14/06/2019
Day 5 of The Ridgeway walkPaul_142_uk20/03/2019
Ridgeway Tring to Princes Risborough - somewhat overcast day but great to see an incredible number of red kites and buzzards hovering over the ridgejedthehumanoid12/01/2019
From CP to SE. With B and R.jenx09/12/2018
8.6 mile circular around the forests of the Chilterns, parked Ellesborough, followed footpath to Coombe Hill (3rd time bagged), then a very round-about way to Pulpit Hill and Beacon Hill all on very good paths mainly long distance trails, the trig on Coombe Hill is sadly now destroyed. After headed home via Waddesdon Hill and Quainton Hill. Lovely clear summery weather.DanTrig09/10/2018
4th hill of 6 on the Ridgeway walk with Lesley, having detoured to climb Whiteleaf Hill, Pulpit Hill and Beacon Hill, this one was actually very close to the Ridgeway trail itself, however I still did and out and back from a bench to the rather vague high ground indicated. Wonderful views that include Beacon Hill on a lovely late sunny day. Wendover Woods would be my next and longest disappearance of the day!Dazingdale27/09/2018
With Eoin West. Parked opposite the Golf Club House and ascended steep foot path directly to the South Africa Monument. Great views including sight of Chequers. Took footpath making east then followed sunken bridleway back to our start. Great lunch break stroll.Pete West15/09/2018
With Jenx and Bryhernordicstar12/09/2018
From the car park to the SE, large numbers of folk out. Fine viewpoint at monument and unusual trig too.Aye Jimmy01/09/2018
From CP to south on Lodge Hill.mart079714/08/2018
Evening stroll from NT carpark with Alexander; breaking up journey home from Alsace at nearby Premier Inn.agentmancuso21/07/2018
From the National Trust car park, out to the monument and back, crossing the most likely candidate high pointsMariana Trench13/05/2018
Straight up steep slopes from Butlers Cross. Solo.Dangerous Dave17/02/2018
With NS and Al. Circular of three Tumps from Coombe Hill parking. Lovely afternoon.Owen B08/10/2017
Circuit from Wendover via Coombe Hill, Whiteleaf Hill, Pulpit Hill and Beacon Hillrjf3501/04/2017
A day out with goLondonmickdavidson11/02/2017
With Wendyijpowell01/09/2016
The background on the web to each of the fallen men of Bucks listed on the memorial who died during the 2nd Boer War in South Africa makes sombre and insightful reading. http://www.roll-of-honour.com/Buckinghamshire/CoombeHillBoerWar.html. The Ridgeway path opening ceremony was held on here in 1973 and there is a public information film made at the time about it (on You tube ) by the Countryside Commision with galloping highwaymen and maidens driving sheep - very much an advert 'of its time.'Chris Pearson08/06/2016
From car park to South. Good views. Must have done this when did Ridgeway in 1985PeterD26/05/2016
Did this walk: https://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/chilterns-countryside/trails/coombe-hill-and-chequers-trailr.ashwell22/05/2016
Ridgeway walk with Tready. Started at The Plough at Cadsden.cwrci20/05/2016
With K. Fantastic view. Menaced by bullocks near memorial until dog walkers scared them off. Close up views of red kites.Ashley20/05/2016
Climbed up from Little Hampden Common following the South Bucks Way & the Ridgeway. Glorious autumn weather & great views.DanMaisieBex26/10/2015
Followed the orange path from the car park. Great views from the monument. Summit in the open behind itr.ashwell23/09/2015
Busy BH Monday, just one place in the NT CP. We choose the orange route to the summit.Newton Maximus04/05/2015
06/10 short walk from car park to trig pillar. Easily best climb of day nice monument and spectacular viewsFergalh07/03/2015
From car park. There's a very unusual trig next to the monument.Chris Peart06/08/2014
With Jo, Pavis Wood and Coombe Hill whilst walking along The Ridgeway from Wigginton to Whiteleaf Hill. Weather; rain at first, sunny later, warm, good visibility.amblerbob07/06/2014
Short sharp climb from layby E Butler's Cross then a circuit through the woods around Lodge Hill Farmsqueegs25/05/2014
Re-visited with Des.Smudge06/12/2013
On walk from Monks Risborough to Wendover via Chequers. Paths distinct on grassland, monument impressive.JOHNS05/04/2013
climbed with Alli.Started at Coombe Hill, and followed a circular route to Pavis wood and then onto Haddington hill,Wendover and back to Coombe hill.Very cold and snow still on some hills.Superb views with war memorial to mark spot.(10 miles)rickybalboa01/04/2013
Also known as Monument Hill due to the very impressive memorial to the men of Buckinghamshire who died during the Boer War.jonglew10/11/2012
After work, from std CP, easy stroll on clear evening. Gorse bush gone, easy!nordicstar10/10/2012
From the car park through the land of the spurious apostrophe! It only took about 10 minís.tim74701/10/2012
. CreakingHiker01/10/2012
Climbed while completing the c3peaks.com 18 mile sponsored walk.Dornorn16/09/2012
Nice loop around from the car park to the monument and back.simon and co17/08/2012
South Bucks Way from Amersham to Wendoverrjf3524/06/2012
Parked near Butler's cross junction then up to impressive monument, gorse bushes and under bare trees. Lovely views on a lovely morning for March.Dugswell206/03/2012
HuMP-bagging day trip to the Chilterns with Mark Jackson. Quick walk from the Low Scrubs car park in the rain.davidpettit8418/02/2012
With DP from Cambridge doing all the Chiltern HuMPs in a day. Parked at road corner and walked across field to monument in the rain.Mark Jackson18/02/2012
Top 14:25. Walked over high point to the monument from the parking SE of hill.chrisbien04/12/2011
Done when hiking The Ridgeway Path.DaveD26/08/2011
On a walk through the Chiltern Hills today. Parked up next to Wendover canal, then walked to tops at Wendover woods, then Pavis Woods, then Coombe Hill and back to the car. 17miles in all, knackered, but happy. Lovely top, stunning monument and great vCandS3713/05/2011
with CPgarth8701/04/2011
Great views but a cold wind, last one of 8 tops today.heavyhorses13/10/2010
With Tony. The Ridgeway Day 5Stuart Hyde04/04/2010
On Ridgeway Long Distance Pathnickywood131/12/2009
Wendover Stn->Coombe Hill->Pavis Hill->Wendover Woods->Wendover Stn.SteveSmith27/12/2009
Climbed up from the golf club. Great views from the war memorial.Herbert Anchovy14/05/2009
Took me ages to get into the middle of that gorse bush.Father Ted21/12/2008
Very impressive war memorial. Current top in centre of a large gorse bush. GPS 84933 06659 seems higher by a metre or 2.destaylor02/11/2008
Climbed up from Wendover onto Coombe Hill, Beacon Hill and Whiteleaf Hill.DanTrig15/01/2007
A fine circuit from Wendover through autumn beechwoods, don't recall the exact routeMark Jackson15/10/2006
On the Ridgeway National trail. Look at the impressive war memorial near the summitBazz01/07/2006
Visited summit during orienteering event. Also July 2008.JohnW04/06/2006
K On Wendover Gap LDWA walkcrazy05/03/2006
Visited while walking the Ridgewayrhalstead12/11/2005
EstimatedBHBrunt01/08/2005
short muddy walkRhayader_wander01/03/2005
Approximate date. With Shaky on Ridgeway walk. Several more times since.NotReallyABagger22/04/2004
With M&J whilst doing stages of RidgewayRT197001/08/2002
Another LDWA route the Wendover Gap also went over Coombe Hill on the Chiltern 100 route in 2005philhythe03/03/2002
tall monument at scarp summit, fine view N & W, popular hill. park & Golf Cse entr to N, 847071, FP to summit RHW15/12/2001
Have been here many times since moving to Wycombe in 2000 - one of the nicer Chiltern summits with an impressive monument & great views over Vale of Aylesbury. Always busy though.wheresthepath01/08/2001
Whilst taking part in the Ridgeway Relay race. I've run this leg several times.Swindon Bagger27/06/1998
Following Ridgeway from Princes Risborough to Ivinghoe Beaconrjf3507/09/1997
steepsteven ruffles15/05/1994
On The Ridgeway.arranc17/09/1992
Orienteering eventdesperate dan31/01/1982
First visit of many (~10), the only Chilterns Hu or Ma where one would deliberately go over the very top unless armed with Hillbagging info. Pre- car days: on a very fine Wendover to Gt Missenden walk via Coombe Hill, Dunsmore and Lodge Wood.pwheeler25/11/1979
You can park near the summit - but we walked up a perfectly lovely path from Wendover. The views are extensive as there are no trees blocking the view as on many other Chiltern hill tops.ChinnockCblank
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