The countryside at Hughenden
Hughenden offers variety in history and location. The Manor has stories to tell about its Victorian past and use during the Second World War. The stories in the woodland and parkland took longer to evolve and each season and type of weather gives a different chapter.
Take a stroll
Whether you come to wander the leafy lanes and wide expanses or to admire our champion tree we hope you’ll return throughout the changing seasons. Visit by yourself, with family or with your faithful canine friend to explore Hughenden's wider estate. Follow a downloadable walk from a 1 mile stroll to a 6 mile hike.
During the war, Hughenden was known as Hillside and most longer walks will include a slope or two. The reward for climbing higher is frequently a lovely view. The artists and photographers amongst you will probably want to pause not just to catch your breath but also capture the view. Our colour coded waymarked walks are a great way to start exploring the estate. Our cafe in the stable yard makes a good start or finish point.
Lined with trees
Disraeli was very fond of the Bohemian forests and this influenced the planting of trees on the estate with a German Forest full of yew, laurel and pine. The beauty of the native trees can be seen in the large areas of Chiltern beech woods surrounding the Manor and in the undulating landscaped park. Some of our walks were favourites of Disraeli whilst others arose from country life traditions, such as the Coffin Walk followed by many taken to there final resting place at the parish church where Disraeli is also buried.
Outdoors with our rangers
For those who like to be led rather than wander aimlessly, our rangers have a full programme of events throughout the year. From wild food walks and woodland workouts to children's trail trackers and beast and butterfly spotting, there's truly something for everybody. Visit our events page to see what's coming up.