Pete's Walks- Stoke Row, Checkendon, Woodhouse Farm (page 1 of 6)

If you are considering walking this route yourself, please see my disclaimer. You may also like to see these notes about the maps.

Google map of the walk

I did this circular walk of about 14.3 miles on Saturday, February 18th, 2017. It was a repeat of a walk I did in April 2016, but in the opposite direction (clockwise). There would be some parts of this walk that I would be walking in this direction for the first time.

I parked along the road through Stoke Row, close to the Maharajah's Well (grid reference SU 679841). It was grey and slightly murky as I set off, but I was lucky as I I'd driven through thick fog near Stokenchurch and at Christmas Common on my way here. With the Well on my right, I walked a short way along the road, then turned left into School Lane. After a couple of hundred yards or so I turned left along an alley, which started between gardens, passed a small field on the right and then entered a wood. On reaching Busgrove Lane I crossed over and continued through the wood on the other side. After a few hundred yards I went half right at a waymarked path junction and soon came to another junction where I turned right onto a bridleway, now in Busgrove Wood. On leaving the wood the path continued along a track between fences and hedge for a few hundred yards to reach Neal's Lane.

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The Maharajah's Well at Stoke Row - there is some information about its interesting history here

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The  path going left from School Lane, Stoke Row

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The  path going left from School Lane, Stoke Row

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The  path going left from School Lane, Stoke Row

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The path continuing the other side of Busgrove Lane

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The path after I turned right, now in Busgrove Wood

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The bridleway after I turned right in Busgrove Wood

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The bridleway continuing from Busgrove Wood towards Neal's Lane

I crossed Neal's Lane and went straight on. After two or three hundred yards I forked left onto a bridleway that ran through a wood (much Rhododendron and Holly) and continued along a drive in the grounds of Wyfold Court (a grand Victorian pile, now split into apartments). At its end I turned left along the entrance drive, with a line of trees either side.

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The bridleway about to reach Neal's Lane (a footpath continues the other side)

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The bridleway through the wood, heading towards Wyfold Court

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The bridleway through the wood, heading towards Wyfold Court

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The bridleway continuing through the grounds of Wyfold Court

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The main drive at Wyfold Court

Just past where the lines of trees ended I turned right onto a bridleway, which headed southwest along the edge of the grounds of Wyfold Court. For most of the three-quarters of a mile I followed the bridleway there were hedges either side.

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The bridleway along the edge of the grounds of Wyfold Court

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The bridleway along the edge of the grounds of Wyfold Court

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The bridleway along the edge of the grounds of Wyfold Court

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The bridleway along the edge of the grounds of Wyfold Court