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The Disraeli Monument at Hughenden, Buckinghamshire
The Disraeli Monument at Hughenden, Buckinghamshire | © National Trust/Hugh Mothersole
Oxfordshire, Buckinghamshire & Berkshire

Hughenden's Monument walk

This is a short 2-mile linear return walk with moderate hill climbs that takes in the monument at Hughenden. 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.

Caution traffic

Some sections of the walk feature lanes and roads. Take care when crossing roads or walking along lanes on this walk.

Total steps: 12

Total steps: 12

Start point

Start at the visitor welcome kiosk. Grid Ref SU860955

Step 1

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 for about 50m. You reach the edge of the woods with the Ice House on your right. Take care of traffic on the road.

Step 2

Follow the path ahead into Manor Wood down a steep hill bending to your right. Notice the tunnel entrance on the right. 80m after entering the wood you reach a crossing path.

Step 3

Turn left through Manor Wood. After 180 metres on an uphill section you come to a metal fence on the left of the path, with the West Bank Gardens behind and Hughenden Manor at the top of the slope on your left.

Sunlight on beech leaves at Fyne Court, Somerset
Sunlight on beech leaves in Manor Wood at Hughenden, Buckinghamshire | © National Trust Images/Chris Lacey

Step 4

Continue uphill until the path flattens out. You begin to see yew trees in the woodland. A path joins from the left 70m past the end of the metal fence.

Step 5

Follow the path running gently downhill between an avenue of yew trees, parallel to another metal fence on the edge of Hughenden Park on your left. After 150m turn left on a small path to look at the pet cemetery on the other side of the fence.

Step 6

Return to the path you were on and continue for 60m to reach gates and a junction of paths in the corner of Hughenden Park.

Step 7

Turn right through a gap to the right of the metal gates then turn right again after 25 metres on to a track at a T-junction, with Middle Lodge on the left. As the track turns right and downhill look out for ground disturbed by rabbit warrens in the bank on the right. You come to a metal gate that leads to a road - Coates Lane.

Step 8

Taking care of traffic on this sometimes busy road, turn left for 25m then cross the road to metal kissing gate.

Step 9

Go through the gate then follow the public footpath uphill between fields towards Downley and Tinker's Wood until you reach a kissing gate.

Step 10

Go through the gate then turn left and follow the path uphill through Tinker's Wood until you reach a metal gate on the left, with the monument beyond.

Step 11

Go through the gate and then to the monument.

The Disraeli Monument at Hughenden, Buckinghamshire
The Disraeli Monument at Hughenden, Buckinghamshire | © National Trust/Hugh Mothersole

Step 12

After enjoying the views, retrace your path back to Hughenden Manor. This return path is also marked by orange waymarker arrows.

End point

The visitor welcome kiosk. Grid Ref SU860955

Trail map

Trail map of the monument walk at Hughenden, Buckinghamshire
Trail map of the monument walk at Hughenden, Buckinghamshire | © Crown copyright and database rights 2013 Ordnance Survey

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