Country walks and pubs

Because Wendover is located where the Hills meet the Vale it’s a great centre for very varied walking. One day you can be in the luscious valleys of the Chilterns; on another on the flat plain of the Vale of Aylesbury. There’s nothing nicer than doing a circular walk which takes in a pub. Here is a 360 degree selection of pubs which can be reached within an hour or two of Chiltern Yurt Retreat. Very remote country pubs are thin on the ground nowadays so most of these hostelries are in villages or nearby small towns. But the routes to and from offer the full range of the local countryside. Don’t forget your 1:25000 Ordnance Survey map!

The Bell is by far one of the best pubs to experience unique British pub food in Buckinghamshire.

The food menu is simple and honest, pub food. Locally sourced and homemade where possible. Chef Ben (who is also a local, as are all of the bar-staff), makes wicked chips and pies (amongst other things).


The Old Swan, Swan Bottom
Head off up Hogtrough (some call it Drunken Green) Lane and return via The Hale (a Chiltern Hills walk).

The Robin Hood, Tring
A much longer walk starting off in the Wendover Woods then why not return via Chivery?  (Another Chiltern Hills walk).

The Bell, Aston Clinton
Head off along the Wendover Branch of the Grand Union Canal and return via the Wendover Woods. (Start in the Vale of Aylesbury and return via the Chiltern Hills).

The Chequers, Weston Turville
The Canal again then over the fields to Weston Turville. (A flat walk in the Vale of Aylesbury).

The Woolpack, Stoke Mandeville
Start off in Cold Comfort, walk through old orchards of Aylesbury Prunes then head across the fields to Stoke Mandeville. Return via Nash Lee.  (Another flat walk in the Vale of Aylesbury).

The Russell Arms, Butlers Cross
Walk to Coombe Hill then down to Butlers Cross and come back over the fields at the foot of the hills. (Start in the Chiltern Hills and return via the Vale of Aylesbury).

The Cross Keys, Great Missenden
A bit of a longer walk this one. Why not go along one side of the valley using Kings Lane then return via Mapridge Green Lane and Dunsmore?  (A walk which will take you deeper into the Chiltern Hills).