Walking route from Bourne End to Cliveden

Walking trail

If you're coming to Cliveden by public transport this walk offers a pleasant route through the countryside from Bourne End railway station. At just over 2 miles (one way) you'll follow pavements and public footpaths whilst glimpsing some of the local landmarks.

A couple walking through fields


Ordnance survey map Bourne End to Cliveden


Bourne End railway station, grid ref: SU893873


Turn right out of Bourne End railway station and follow the road straight ahead. You will pass St. Mark's Church on your left (on the opposite side of the road)

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Continue along the same road until you see the Walnut Tree pub on the other side of the road. Cross here and continue to follow the road in the same direction.


Follow the road around the left hand bend and take the first turning on your left, named Hedsor Road.


After a short distance (approximately 100m) you will reach a large traffic safety mirror on the opposite side of the road and entrance to 'Hollands Farm' on your left. Cross the road here and follow the 'public footpath' sign through the kissing gate. Please note, if you reach Flowerland Garden Centre on your right you have gone too far.


Walk down the wide grass track in front of you. If you look out over the paddocks to your left you will catch your first glimpses of Cliveden in the distance. The golden face of the clock tower and Spirit of Liberty statue can be seen just above the tree line.

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After approximately 240m the wide track will open out into a field. From here, bear left and follow the marked footpath, passing the pumping station on your left. Continue to follow this path with the hedge directly on your left at all times.


When the hedge turns sharp left, keep walking straight ahead, following the footpath towards the corner of the field. In front of you in the distance you will see Hedsor House and just off to the left is St. Nicholas Parish Church, set in the Hedsor estate.

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At the junction, bear left and go through the kissing gate. Cross the narrow footbridge over the stream and follow the gravel footpath. Go through the small black gate at the end of the footpath and walk straight ahead, passing private driveways on either side. After approximately 150m, walk straight up the wooden edged steps in front of you.


Climb up the steps and continue walking uphill, following the narrow footpath through the trees and with the wire fence on your right. After approximately 650m you will reach the road at the top of the hill where the public footpath terminates. With caution, turn right on to the road and join the grass verge as soon as possible (after approximately 20m). Please note, depending on the time of year, the grass here may be very long.


After approximately 300m, you'll pass the hotel Hedsor Gate entrance on your right. Continue straight along the boundary wall (400m) until you reach the junction, where you'll keep right on to Cliveden road until you reach the Feathers Gate entrance, opposite the Feathers Pub. Enter through the pedestrian gates and walk on the path until you reach the Welcome Hut, where you'll need to purchase your admission ticket or show your National Trust membership card.

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To return to Bourne End station, simply retrace your steps.


Cliveden main car park, grid ref: SU910856

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Walking route from Bourne End to Cliveden


This walk follows uneven terrain through fields, up 52 steps, on gravel footpaths and across roads, with one steep walk uphill. Suitable for walkers only. This walk has no electric lighting. Please note whilst dogs are welcome in our woodlands, we ask that they are not brought into the gardens.

Walking route from Bourne End to Cliveden

Contact us

Telephone: 01628 605069
Walking route from Bourne End to Cliveden

How to get here

Bourne End railway station, Station Road, Bourne End, Buckinghamshire, SL8 5QH
By train
Direct trains to Bourne End from Maidenhead (14 minutes), Marlow (7 minutes), Slough (25 minutes) and London Paddington (45 minutes). Service provided by First Great Western.
By road

This walk starts at Bourne End railway station.

By bus

Bus numbers 1, 36 and37 from Maidenhead and Marlow, towards High Wycombe stop outside the station.

Walking route from Bourne End to Cliveden

Facilities and access

  • Refreshment kiosk and shop in the main car park
  • Toilets in the Gas Yard (off main car park)
  • Toilet facilities at Bourne End station are managed by First Great Western.
  • Please check our opening times before you visit. Admission charges apply.