Pete's Walks - Cholesbury and Whelpley Hill (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 roughly 14 miles on Saturday, 17th November 2018. It was a repeat of a walk I did in August 2011 - I'd also walked it in the opposite (anti-clockwise) direction in January 2017.

I parked by the cricket ground in Cholesbury (Grid Reference SP 933071), and started walking about 9.55am. I followed the road that runs through Cholesbury and Hawridge (initially with the cricket pitch on my left) as far as the junction with Ray's Hill, when I turned left across Cholesbury Common and followed a wide grassy gap in the trees and bushes down to the bottom of a small valley, where I turned right along a rather muddy bridleway. I followed this for a few hundred yards, with the common sloping up on my right, until I reached a lane. Here I went a few yards left, then took a path on the other side that rose uphill along the right edge of a field of Christmas Trees. At the top of the slope the path continued across a very large arable field to reach a hedge, where it turned left and followed the hedge to reach a lane in the hamlet of Heath End.

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The road through Cholesbury

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Cholesbury Common, where I dropped down to the bottom of the small vallet (roughly opposite the road junction where Ray's Hill starts)

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The path along the bottom of the valley along the edge of the common

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The path along the bottom of the valley along the edge of the common

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The path along the bottom of the valley along the edge of the common

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The path along the bottom of the valley along the edge of the common

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The start of the path to Heath End

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The path to Heath End

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The path to Heath End

Across the lane a path continued through a small pasture (there was a solitary bullock in it, but there might have been more in the adjoining larger pasture through a gap in the hedge on the left). Over a stile, I kept left at a path junction, following a fence on my left across a field with two horses in it. I then turned left behind the next hedgerow, following a bridleway that dropped downhill to meet a minor road. I went a few hundred yards right along the road, then took a path on the left (east) that rose uphill beside a hedgerow on my left.

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The path going east from Heath End

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The path going east from Heath End

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The bridleway east of Heath End

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The short road section

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The path going east from the road

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The path going east from the road