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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 433 users, only the latest 50 shown - Show all)ByDate of Ascent
Collected both Wendover and Pavis Woods tops together. Good weather for the walk.acolling14/09/2019
Walking the County Tops of Buckinghamshire and Hertfordshire. One way followed route suggested by Muir, but made it a circular for the way back.bgalon25/08/2019
Iang06/08/2019
Walked from Pavis Woodsjohnkenyon05/08/2019
Lazy bag from the car park.NormanW26/07/2019
Part of circular walk including Herts high point in Pavis Wood SW of Tring. From Herts 'peak', walked to opposite SW corner of Pavis Wood, exited west to an open area called The Crong. Turned south along road, then right path to Wendover Woods. Bucks high point is marked by a cairn stone (highest point of Chilterns) on eastern boundary of wood. No discernible 'peak' here but at least it is marked.timbo9910/07/2019
1/2 Quick drive by on way to driving to friends in Bedfordshire, parked in go ape and was able to leave without paying having only stopped for 15 minutespenbet29/06/2019
SpudGunn03/06/2019
o.gilman20/05/2019
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
beckybags24/03/2019
steve1856623/03/2019
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
Longwojo29/01/2019
Walled in a loop with Pavis Wood.peter_tun13/01/2019
Lunch search in the woods...easy leg stretch once located the path.N.Morters08/01/2019
andy6307/01/2019
Alan Faulconbridge05/01/2019
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
clique03/11/2018
David Gradwell03/11/2018
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
The old soldier26/10/2018
'Climbed' while staying local to attend the Geolympixey up me duck26/10/2018
A Peckish24/10/2018
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
armetelko21/07/2018
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
tomandivy18/03/2018
arjh09/03/2018
Crumblie209/03/2018
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
bwm17/02/2018
richmatt15/02/2018