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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 178 users, only the latest 50 shown - Show all)ByDate of Ascent
From car park to top and memorial.Bramley28/01/2020
Tom Mundell11/01/2020
Trekking toes11/01/2020
ARC03/01/2020
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
Mickeyfinn28/07/2019
Part of National Trust walk around Chequers. https://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/chilterns-countryside/trails/coombe-hill-and-chequers-trailWendyWozEre14/07/2019
davefh27/06/2019
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
maclrc04/05/2019
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
clique03/11/2018
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
SteveG07/09/2018
From the car park to the SE, large numbers of folk out. Fine viewpoint at monument and unusual trig too.Aye Jimmy01/09/2018
Sprog23/08/2018
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
ZanderH21/07/2018
armetelko21/07/2018
PGCE05/06/2018
From the National Trust car park, out to the monument and back, crossing the most likely candidate high pointsMariana Trench13/05/2018
interloper11/04/2018
Straight up steep slopes from Butlers Cross. Solo.Dangerous Dave17/02/2018
Jim Baz06/02/2018
atreides788702/02/2018
With NS and Al. Circular of three Tumps from Coombe Hill parking. Lovely afternoon.Owen B08/10/2017
The Parkers24/08/2017
malcorbett20/08/2017
Colin Crawford04/08/2017
Kiltie10/07/2017
jthomson6nr903/06/2017
ScaSey17/05/2017
Eggletina06/05/2017
Circuit from Wendover via Coombe Hill, Whiteleaf Hill, Pulpit Hill and Beacon Hillrjf3501/04/2017
KC26/03/2017
A day out with goLondonmickdavidson11/02/2017
Lindsay M12/11/2016
Rod M12/11/2016
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