The Bull and Butcher - Route 1

A short easy walk with no steep hills in the village. The village of Turville has become famous as the setting of the BBC TV Comedy the Vicar of Dibley. It has also featured in other TV programmes and films such as Midsomer Murders, Goodnight Mr Tom and Chitty Chitty Bang Bang.

Technical sheet
No. 4512686
A Turville walk posted on 05/01/21 by The Brakspear Pub Trails. Update : 08/01/21
Calculated time Calculated time: 1h20[?]
Distance Distance : 2.39mi
Vertical gain Vertical gain : 256ft
Vertical drop Vertical drop : 240ft
Highest point Highest point : 479ft
Lowest point Lowest point : 246ft
Easy Difficulty : Easy
Back to starting point Back to starting point : Yes
Walking Walking
Area Area : Chiltern Hills
Location Location : Turville
Starting point Starting point : N 51.613667° / W 0.892462°
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Description

(D/A) With your back to the Bull and Butcher, turn left and walkdown the lane to the village green and church, both on your left. Look out for a Chiltern Way marker on your right between cottages. Follow this signed path through a gate into a field to see the windmill on the hill above. Immediately turn right through another gate to walk across the field and into woodland. On reaching a lane, turn right, walk carefully downhill to the junction.

(1) Cross the road and take the signed path opposite and follow the path across three fields emerging in the attractive hamlet of Skirmett. Turn right along the lane and walk for about 250m along the road then turn right along a rough lane indicated by a footpath sign (hidden in the hedge on left of lane).

(2) Go through the kissing gate and follow the narrow path up to the edge of the woodland. The path then follows along the edge of the wood with some lovely views of the surrounding countryside and then turns left into the wood. Keep going ahead until you reach a signed path on the right, take this path and walk downhill emerging from the wood with wonderful views of the windmill on the far hill. Follow the path and when you reach a lane, cross the lane and continue diagonally right across the field to meet another path, the Chiltern Way, by the hedge line.

(3) Bear right to a gate then keep straight ahead, eventually coming out of a wooded area to see the Turville nursery on your left.

(4) You are now walking down a village lane to pass the church on your left and the village green ahead. Turn right to return to the Bull and Butcher pub.(D/A)

Waypoints :
D/A : mi 0 - alt. 276ft - The Bull and Butcher pub
1 : mi 0.43 - alt. 348ft - Oxford Road
2 : mi 0.77 - alt. 292ft - Kissing gate
3 : mi 1.18 - alt. 253ft - Gate
4 : mi 2.31 - alt. 282ft - School Lane
D/A : mi 2.4 - alt. 276ft - The Bull and Butcher pub

Useful Information

How to get there ?
Driving: Postcode is RG9 6QU and there is a car park for customers.
Nearest station: Marlow train station is 7.8 miles away.
Local bus services: The number 28 bus service from Red Eagle.

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During the walk or to do/see around

The Bull and Butcher is a beautiful traditional character pub built in 1542 nestled in the heart of the Hambleden valley, 3 miles from the M40 junction 5. The village is famous for filming and can lay claim to many a favourite television shows and films including the Vicar of Dibley and Chitty Chitty Bang Bang.

Cobstone Windmill overlooking Turville also featured in the film Chitty Chitty Bang Bang as the workshop of the inventor, Caractacus Potts.

The Chiltern Way is a long distance circular path around the Chilterns ANOB.

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