Pete's Walks- Cholesbury and Whelpley Hill (page 2 of 5)

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Google map of the walk

I followed the byway along the valley past the former Ostrich farm, and then took a path on the left immediately before the first house I came to. This ran between fences and climbed partway up the other side of the valley. I then turned right and followed a path past Bower Farm to reach a minor road running through Chesham Vale. I went left for a short distance, before taking a bridleway on the right (starting opposite a pub). This ran between hedges for a long way, gradually climbing gently uphill, turning sharply left at one point (where a path seems to go straight on). Beyond Flamstead Farm, it continued between hedges of mainly Holly to reach Hog Lane in the village of Ashley Green.

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The path from the former Ostrich farm

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The path after I turned right, to pass Bower Farm

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The road through Chesham Vale

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The start of the bridleway to Ashley Green

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The bridleway to Ashley Green

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The bridleway to Ashley Green

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The bridleway to Ashley Green (after it turns left)

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Approaching Flamstead Farm

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The bridleway continuing from Flamstead Farm to Ashley Green

I turned right along the lane, and followed it for about a quarter of a mile to reach the main road through the village (the A416, which I'd come across again later). I crossed the road and went down a track opposite, passing some sort of shelter on the green on my left. The track went between some gardens, then a footpath forked slightly right. This path was soon running eastwards between wooden fences either side, along the bottom of a slight valley. After passing a wood on the left I came to a path junction where I forked right again (the OS map shows a bit of woodland here, but there was just the remains of a hedge). I then crossed a large arable field where, annoyingly, the path had not been restored after ploughing - I needed to go slightly left of straight on, and then aim for a tall electricity pylon to reach a gate just behind it. The path then went half-left and uphill through a large horse field, passing the end of a tree belt protruding into the field from the left, to reach another gate.

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Hog Lane, Ashley Green

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Ashley Green

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A shelter, Ashley Green

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Near the start of the path from Ashley Green, going east

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The path from Ashley Green

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This is where I forked right - ahead is the large field where the path had not been 'restored'

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The large horse field