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The Ridgeway at Chequers
Introduction to Walk 1138

Photo from the walk - The Ridgeway at Chequers

County/Area - Buckinghamshire

Author - Donald Morton

Length - 7.3 miles / 11.8 km

Ascent - 800 feet / 242 metres

Time - 4 hours 30 minutes

Grade - easy/mod

Much of this Buckinghamshire walk is through Chiltern beechwoods but the section on the Ridgeway is more on open downland, a rich habitat and providing wide views over Oxfordshire. Two historic houses are passed and there is opportunity for refreshment on the way at the Plough PH at Lower Cadsden. A GPS File is available for download (see walk description).

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Note : The distances quoted to other walks in the vicinity are measured in a straight line. The distance by road may be further.

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