Hughenden Manor & Hell-Fire Caves-Hiking in Buckinghamshire
Time & Location
About the event
This walk combines a fairly easy stroll in the Chilterns through a mixture of woodland and sloping meadows, with an optional visit to Hughenden Manor and West Wycombe *Hell Fire" Caves. After a brisk climb from the Caves up to Dashwood Mausoleum, it is then an easy level stroll back into Saunderton.
Hughendon Manor was a medieval manor, later bought by Victorian Prime Minister Benjamin Disraeli in 1847. He used it as a private retreat until his death in 1881. The house contains most of his furniture, books, and pictures and the garden has been recreated according to the design of his wife Mary Anne.
West Wycombe Caves were built by Sir Francis Dashwood, who built the house at West Wycombe Park in 1750-2 with local labor. The individual cells of the caves are called the Recess, Whitehead's Chamber, XXII, the Labyrinth, Children in the Caves, the Great Hall, the Minders' Cave, the River Styx, the Cursing Well, and the Inner Temple.
Length of the walk: 16km (9.9miles), 5 hours. For the whole outing including trains, sights and meals allow approx 7 hours.
Toughness: 4 out of 10
Meeting point: Marylebone station
Meeting time: 09:20
Please note that we'll take the 09:53 train, so we'll wait at the meeting point until 09.30am, we'll then go in small groups to buy our tickets ( please make sure that you arrive on time as we won't be able to wait for latecomers).
Hiking fee: £5 (+Paypal fee)
Lunch: we will stop at the tea room at Hughenden Manor, 7.5km from the start of the walk, which serves lunch from 12 - 2pm, feel free to take packed lunch with you if you don`t want to wait until your food will be served.
The suggested tea stop is at West Wycombe Caves.
Train tickets are not included, however, we are happy to meet you in London Marylebone and help you to sort out the tickets together in order to get a group discount. Tickets cost approx £16. If London Marylebone is not convenient for you, please feel free to meet us at Saunderton railway station, we will get to Saunderton at 10:52
Please note that unless the trip is cancelled the payments are non-refundable as the costs need to be paid in advance. However, you may be able to sell your place to your friends or other group members.
- RSVP Hike£5.25£5.250£0