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Name:Wendover Woods [Haddington Hill]
Hill number:2874
Height:267m / 876ft
RHB Section:39: Central and Eastern England
County/UA:Buckinghamshire (CoU)
County (CoH):Buckinghamshire (CoH)
County (CoA):Buckinghamshire (CoA)
Catchment:Thames
Class:Marilyn, Hump, Tump (200-299m), Historic County Top, Current County/UA Top,
Administrative County Top, Clem
(Ma,Hu,Tu,2,CoH,CoU,CoA,Cm)
Grid ref:SP 89072 09087
Summit feature:boulder with plaque
Drop:180m
Col:87m  SP690240  
OS map sheet(s):(1:50k) 165
(1:25k) 181
Observations:plaque is in Wendover Woods and marks highest point of Chiltern Hills
Comments:Moved from SP890089; exact location of summit in doubt
GPS data:show GPS entries for this hill
Notes:
  • Buckinghamshire (1974) administrative county top
  • Buckinghamshire historic county top
  • Buckinghamshire current county/UA top

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Logged Descriptions  (logged by 422 users, only the latest 50 shown - Show all)ByDate of Ascent
Nice 25km circular from Wendover.atreides788714/04/2019
Walked from Costa Café in Wendover. Top very flat, but has Cairn with plaque to prove which is the exact spot. Lazy people could drive to within 50m of the summit.IanHHill27/03/2019
Loop from Wendover station. A revisit for the sake of the Cambridge hillwalking club's 'climb all the county tops in a year' project.Mark Jackson24/03/2019
On own. From new Forestry Commission car park in Wendover Woods along new exit road then into woods to boulder and plaque which is close to forest edge. Had planned to continue walk to Pavis Wood but lack of time meant ended up driving.Beeliner22/03/2019
Started from Forestry Commission car park at Wendover Woods. Followed 'Chiltern Hills high point' sign along footpath to marker stone with plaque.Eliza10006/03/2019
Walk from Princes Risborough to Wendover Woods.jedthehumanoid01/03/2019
Went to Go Ape, wandered over to tick off the high pointjkl17/02/2019
Lunch search in the woods...easy leg stretch once located the path.N.Morters08/01/2019
Decided to do this one after a skiing lesson in Milton Keynes. Upon exiting the car we were greeted by the sound of screaming kids! The cafe was shocking so opted for a quick visit to bag the summit then headed off to find a nice farm shop cafe just down the road.Jephcote8305/01/2019
The road through Wendover woods is a N-S one-way toll road with the entrance at SP 891101 and the exit at SP 898083. One can avoid the toll by parking for free near the exit gate at SP 897083 and walking, on the toll road, in a northerly direction to the summitIsbjorn10/11/2018
Summit with Anita whilst staying in AldburyGhibli05/11/2018
A very easy walk from Wendover woods car park. We made the trip more worthwhile by walking to nearby Aston hill and back.suzannerowcliffe02/11/2018
A hill walk in reverse - start at/ near summit then descend (via Coombe Hill trig to near golf club in this case). Woods quite pleasant. Hill bagged & car journey back 'up North' - similar to Gill's experience trying to get to M1 via Milton Keynes (following not brilliant signage) was purgatorial - possibly best to ignore motorway signs and use the A5 till north of town.ger31/10/2018
'Climbed' while staying local to attend the Geolympixey up me duck26/10/2018
5th hill of 6 on Stage 7 of the Ridgeway walk with Lesley, having detoured off to climb Whiteleaf Hill, Pulpit Hill, Beacon Hill and Coombe Hill, this would be the longest detour of the trip, from the minor lane junction with Hengrove wood i took the lane then a footpath that traverses a large field leading to a permissive path through the woods then abandoning this for some fruiteless wandering. One of the vaguest Marilyns I would imagine. Boulder with plaque bagged but road through the woods seems higher but then is this natural? Back along the forest tracks and back to Lesley who had been patiently waiting for me...Dazingdale27/09/2018
From new car park along new exit road then into woods to boulder and plaque. £2.20 I think is minimum charge.mart079714/08/2018
Tring station to Haltonraymondwilkes07/08/2018
From the east in twilightTopographer5705/08/2018
Parked up, popped to the café for some lunch and then strolled to the summit boulder. Enjoyed some den building in the woods afterwards with my daughter.Gerry the Ranger04/08/2018
Walk with good views to W of car parkBen Tindal01/07/2018
Parked in the building site which is a result of the ongoing refurbishment. Not straightforward to find the path given the building work going on. Brass plaque located and then on to Pavis Wood.Buck20/06/2018
Cycled from home. Combined with a trip to Pavis Wood.tsharp21/05/2018
From the cafe out to the cairnMariana Trench13/05/2018
Reasonably quiet today. Not straightforward to find the path as there is a lot of building work going on. Escape was more straightforward.dal16/04/2018
Awful! It reminds me of Whinlatter Forest and all the other touristy theme parks that spoil the English countryside. Dreadful. Couldn't escape quick enough! Solo.Dangerous Dave17/02/2018
From the car park to the N by way of Coombe Hill trig point. Then on to Pavis WoodDanMaisieBex12/02/2018
Parked car in Forestry carpark walked across to the stone that marks the summit then on way back found a grufflojmistry8626/01/2018
Short walk from car park with all the family 'Not a hill' according to Freddy. Also took in Beddington Hill and the Highwayrat trail.Ham and Skate14/01/2018
We did the Highway Rat trail.CalTudor14/01/2018
GMnIdris26/12/2017
1/11M from minor road to the east early am.robertphillips05/11/2017
With Sal when doing British Middle O champs. Must have been here 30 years ago.davechaffey01/10/2017
Night hike from Berkhamsted that involved a bit of wild camping and a lot of sheltering from the rain. Had actually been within a few metres of the summit for a couple of hours, but too dark/wet to see it!DanHolme22/07/2017
The last Marilyn of the day, towards sunset on a blindingly hot day. Wendover Woods seems to be closed after 8.30 pm, so I parked just down the hill from the trig point path. The trig point doesn't seem to be very useful, as there isn't much of a view. Into the woods, on a track and then the forest road, and then found an overgrown, scritchy-scratchy path along the fence to the summit boulder. The easier way back was towards the car park to pick up the forest road. The main challenge with southern Marilyns is the driving, and not the walking. Heading home involved circumnavigating the roundabouts of Milton Keynes to get to the M1. Not nice.Gill08/07/2017
Easy stroll from the Wendover Woods car parkmapple29/06/2017
From Wellonhead Bridgetwg2707/06/2017
Wendover Woods and Paris Wood from Wellonhead Bridge.Fred Windsor29/05/2017
With CPgarth8723/04/2017
Both of usTonyandsue05/04/2017
From car parkprwild02/04/2017
Short walk from car park ..plaque on a rock (Chilterns Summit)keithelliott04/03/2017
Been here before as woods great for younger children.KC15/02/2017
Stone marking highest point only a few hundred level yards from the Forestry Commission car park so not a very rewarding 'peak'. Some lovely walks through the surrounding woods, though.ajd5811/01/2017
Alan and OtisGlenford11/12/2016
Diversion on way to meeting in Maidenhead. Stroll over from car park past café.SS01/11/2016
This part of a circular dog walk for me that a do a couple of evenings a week evenings. Had some trouble finding the summit marker in the dark even with a torch.Chilternfox08/10/2016
A return visit 23 years after I wrongly thought I had bagged the summit of hill, when in fact I guess I only went to the 261m road spot height which was then listed in George Bridges book as being the Bucks county summit location, and I had carried forward that myth in subsequently claiming the marilyn. Put that right today with a wander among the Sunday afternoon crowds in the woods-but as other have said -the high ground could be elsewhere than the rock - with the highest mapped spot height of 267m being on the exit road from the country park.Chris Pearson02/10/2016
A sea of happiness and joy on the faces of many children. Future Hill baggers maybe? Proper coffee in the cafe too.ijpowell01/09/2016
Completed as part of a 9.5 mile circular walk which included Hertfordshire county peak Parvis Wood.Graeme06/08/2016
With K. Parked on minor road to East (yellow on OS). Old woman with two sticks told us where summit cairn was. Bought ice cream.Ashley20/05/2016