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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)
(Hu,Tu,2)
Grid ref:SP 84937 06654
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
GPS data:show GPS entries for this hill

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Logged Descriptions  (logged by 136 users, only the latest 50 shown - Show all)ByDate of Ascent
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
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
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
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
Visited while walking the Ridgewayrhalstead12/11/2005
EstimatedBHBrunt01/08/2005
short muddy walkRhayader_wander01/03/2005
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