Windmill Hill Walk at Waddesdon
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. Please note that during the winter months, from the end of October to the end of March (depending on the weather, we wrap all our statues against the frost. So don't be surprised to see ghostly looking shapes in the grounds during your visit. The final part of this walk takes you through Waddesdon's main grounds which is only accessible from Wednesdays to Sundays.
Begin at the Welcome Pavilion and follow the road until you reach a left turn towards Windmill Hill.
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.
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.
Pass by Windmill Hill and follow the road down the hill. Please note that this section of the walk downhill can be fairly steep.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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