Monument walk at Hughenden

Walking trail

This is a short linear, there-and back walk of 2 miles with moderate hill climbs. A special gift from Mary Anne to her husband Benjamin Disraeli, the monument was commissioned in honour of Disraeli's father. Overlooking Hughenden estate, the view from the monument is one of the best in the area.

To help you to follow this walk, please look out for the orange waymarker arrows.


Map of the monument walk


Start at the visitor welcome kiosk. Grid Ref SU860955


From the visitor welcome kiosk, follow the main path downhill past the stableyard to the gated entrance to Hughenden Manor. Turn right at the gates along a road with flint walls on both sides. Take care as cars do use this road.


Continue down the lane for a short distance until reaching the edge of the woods. With the Ice House on your right, follow the path into Manor Wood down a steep hill bending to the right. Check out the Second World War Tunnel.

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Hughenden Second World War Tunnel


After 50 metres, turn left at a crossing path and then, after 30 metres, keep left at the next fork.

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Manor Wood in spring


About 100m past the fork you reach a black metal fence to your left along the edge of the West Bank gardens. Follow the fence for about 120 metres. Glimpses of Hughenden Manor are visible on the hill above you on the left.


About 75m past the metal fence, where a path joins from the left, go straight-ahead along a wide path running gently downhill between an avenue of yew trees parallel to the metal fence on the edge of the park to your left.

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Monument walk yew trees


Just in front of the metal fence, at the top edge of the parkland, you will find a small pet cemetery created by Coningsby, nephew of Disraeli.

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Pet Cemetery Hughenden


When the path comes to the corner of the park turn right through a gap to the right of the metal gates.

Hughenden Park


Follow the track downhill away from the park for 25 metres until reaching a T junction. Turn right away from Middle Lodge down the track to the road. Notice the rabbit warren on the bank to your right.


Go through the metal gate on to Coates Lane. TAKE CARE HERE AS THIS ROAD CAN BE BUSY. Turn left then immediately right through the kissing gate and follow the public footpath uphill towards Downley and Tinkers Wood.

Route to the monument


Follow the path through a metal kissing gate into Tinker's Wood and take the path on the left.

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Footpath through Tinker's Wood


Climb up the hill until reaching a metal gate to the left through which you should see the monument.

D’Israeli Monument from Tinker’s Wood


Go through the gate towards the monument. After viewing it and enjoying the views, retrace your path back to Hughenden Manor. This return path is also marked by orange waymarker arrows.

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D'Israeli Monument and Hughenden Manor


Visitor welcome kiosk

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Monument walk at Hughenden

How to get here

Start at the visitor welcome kiosk. Grid Ref SU860955
By train

The nearest station is at High Wycombe (2 miles).

By road

1.5 miles (2.4km) north of High Wycombe in the direction of Kingshill and Hughenden Valley.

Exit 4 from M40, then A404 towards High Wycombe and then follow signs to Eden Shopping Centre, then A4128 to Great Missenden. HP144LA.

SATNAV: the nearest postcode is HP144LA. Latitude: 51.653686, Longitude: -0.75919585.

By foot

1.5 miles (2.4km) north of High Wycombe. Footpaths head into the estate from surrounding villages including Hughenden Valley, Downley and Naphill. Hughenden Manor is 0.5 mile (0.8km) uphill from the main road (A4128).

By bus

Arriva 300 is the regular bus service between High Wycombe and Aylesbury. The bus stops at the entrance to the drive at Hughenden Manor.

Monument walk at Hughenden

Facilities and access

  • Car parking at Hughenden’s main car park is included in your admission to the manor and gardens. Grid Ref: SU859957
  • There is an alternative car park at Hughenden Church (not available during services).
  • National Trust cafe at the stableyard. Dizzy’s tea room at Hughenden Manor.
  • There are public toilets in site at the stableyard.
  • Benches and other places to picnic can be found in the picnic orchard. Please take your litter home with you.
  • Dogs are welcome to be off lead around the woodland but please return them to a lead when walking close to cattle and sheep. Please do not allow your dog to frighten other people or chase wildlife.