The countryside at Hughenden
Whilst Hughenden Manor has stories to tell about its Victorian past and role in the Second World War, the tales in the surrounding countryside go back much, much further. The hills, walks and woodlands change each season and every 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 four-legged 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. If you're an artist or photographer 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. And our cafe in the stableyard 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 guided rather than wander independently, our rangers have regular events throughout the year. From wild woodland walks to children's trail trackers and mini beast and butterfly spotting, there's something for everybody. Visit our events page to see what's coming up.