Windmill Hill Walk at Waddesdon

Walking trail

This walk will take you off the beaten track and enable you to explore Waddesdon's wider estate. You will see some fantastic points of interest including architectural highlights such as Windmill Hill and the award-winning Flint House as well as spectacular vistas of Aylesbury Vale.

Windmill Hill archive on the Waddesdon estate, a National Trust property in Buckinghamshire

Map

Start:

Car Park

1

Begin at the Welcome Pavilion and follow the road until you reach a left turn towards Windmill Hill.

2

Continue on the road and follow the road around the bend. After passing the first cattle grid you will find yourself in Millennium Avenue of trees which link the Manor with Upper Winchendon. From this position there is a view of the southern aspect of the Manor, which can rarely be seen from this angle. Go through the gate on the right of the second cattle grid and continue on the road towards Windmill Hill.

View from Millenium Avenue of Waddesdon Manor, a National Trust property in Buckinghamshire

3

Take the right hand road at the fork. Continue straight and follow the road round . You will see Perceval by Sarah Lucas on your right and Windmill Hill archive on your left.

View from Windmill Hill Archive at Waddesdon Manor, a National Trust property in Buckinghamshire

4

Pass by Windmill Hill and follow the road down the hill. Please note that this section of the walk downhill can be fairly steep.

Windmill Hill archive on the Waddesdon estate, a National Trust property in Buckinghamshire

5

Turn right along the track, on your left you will see Flint House (Winner of the 2015 RIBA Award). This is a private property so please do not walk down to the house but keep to the track.

Flint House, a private property on the Waddesdon estate

6

Continue straight along the path until about two fields along, when you'll see a gate on your right hand side. Go through the gate and walk up the hill. You will come to a second gate when you come to the next field, keep heading up to the top of the hill until you reach woodland. Please note that this section of the walk is across fields and can be steep and muddy at times.

7

When you reach the top of the hill, turn right and follow the path along (please note this can be muddy) and after a short distance you will see a path on your left that will take you back up the main Waddesdon drive.

8

When you reach the Waddesdon drive turn right and follow the road until you are able to rejoin the public footpath to the left of the road. Follow this footpath back to the Car Park. This path can get muddy.

End:

Car Park

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Windmill Hill Walk at Waddesdon

How to get here

Address
Waddesdon Manor Visitor Car Park
By road

If you a re approaching on the M40 (westbound) take exit 7 via Thame and follow the A418 into Aylesbury, then A41 from Aylesbury to Waddesdon Village. If you are approaching from the M40 (eastbound) take exit 9 via Bicester, then from Bicester follow the A41 to Waddesdon Village. The Manor is signposted from the village.

Parking is free of charge, you will be directed to the Visitor car park on arrival by our signs to then take the Shuttle Bus to the Manor.

SatNav: Enter Silk Street and HP18 0JH

Windmill Hill Walk at Waddesdon

Facilities and access

  • Toilets and baby change at the Welcome Pavilion.