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This group of popular beauty spots offers fabulous walking opportunities

Situated in the picturesque Chiltern Hills, this group of popular beauty spots offers fabulous walking opportunities. Pleasant day long walks with a pub stop can take you through the intimate landscape of woods, farms and hamlets that make up much of the Chilterns.

From Coombe Hill and Low Scrubs (near Wendover), you can explore our other sites including Aston Wood and Juniper Bank, Bradenham Estate, Hogback Wood, Pulpit Wood and Watlington Hill and Woods.

Happy Anniversary Watlington White Mark

Come and join National Trust Staff & Volunteers celebrate the 250th anniversary of the White Mark being carved into the side of Watlington Hill on Saturday 11 October 2014.

The mark was cut into the hill in 1764 by Edward Horne to give the illusion of Watlington's church's having a spire.

To celebrate this we are putting on a range of activities such as scrub bashing, bushcraft, toasting marshmallows and re-chalking the White Mark (to give it an anniversary ‘facelift’!)

Take the opportunity to complete some of the National Trust’s “50 things to do before you’re 11 ¾”. Activities will take place around the mark itself, starting at 1 pm. The day culminates at 6.30 pm with the lighting up of this iconic feature with solar fairy lights and night lights in jam jars.

Why not bring your own candle in a jar to add to the illuminations?

For further information on this free event, please call Jerry Page, National Trust Ranger, on 07889 157916 or email

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Self led walks

Looking to get out the house and blow away the cobwebs? Then why not try our free downloadable walk at Coombe Hill with friends or family?  This gentle 1 mile circular stroll takes in the best Coombe Hill has to offer from incredible views across the Aylesbury Vale to rare chalk grassland. There's also a Natural Play Trail to conquer, whatever your age may be.

While you are out on the walk, why not see if the kids can tick off a few 50 things to do before your 11 3/4?  It could be pretty windy so take a kite and practice your flying skills to complete no.7 or if the weather's a bit on the wet side, tick off no.6 run around in the rain.


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