A medium length walk with one steep section. 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.
Calculated time is computed with the distance, the height difference, and an average speed of 2.2 mph. For an intermediate walker, this time includes small breaks.
(D/A) With your back to the Bull and Butcher, turn left and walk along 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 path through a gate into a field and observe the windmill on the hill above, then immediately turn right through a gate and walk across a field and enter a small stretch of woodland.
(1) On leaving the woodland cross a lane and pick up the path opposite. Continue through woodland to reach a path junction then turn right down a track into Fingest.
(2) When you reach a lane, turn left, walk past the church and turn left up Chequers Lane and continue on for 800m.
(3) Turn left through double metal gates on a signed path and bridleway. Just before it enters the field after about 80m, bear right and follow the path gently climbing up the valley bottom. Continue along the path for about 1100m. The path is clearly marked with painted arrows on the trees, until you reach a bridleway on the left.
(4) Take the bridleway and walk up a steep slope between fences, with Ibstone House emerging into view, on the right, until you reach a public road.
(5) Turn right and walk along the road for about 350m; at the next junction take the lane on the left signposted to St Nicholas church. After 300m you will see the entrance drive to the church on the right. You can take an opportunity to visit St Nicholas Church or continue a short distance downhill until you reach a finger post on the left hand side of the lane indicating a footpath into woodland.
(6) Follow this path along the edge of the wood and then into the wood until you reach painted way markers on a tree. Go right to the fence line and left along a path with the fence on the right, then through a gate and downhill towards another gate and on to a descending woodland path with more gates.
(7) The path emerges into an open field with Turville clearly in view ahead. Continue ahead into the village, turning left on to the lane to return to Bull and Butcher.(D/A)
D/A : mi 0 - alt. 276ft - The Bull and Butcher pub
1 : mi 0.45 - alt. 348ft - Oxford Road
2 : mi 0.61 - alt. 276ft - Fingest Lane
3 : mi 1.17 - alt. 308ft - Double metal gates
4 : mi 1.9 - alt. 358ft - Bridleway
5 : mi 2.32 - alt. 623ft - Oxford Road
6 : mi 2.74 - alt. 594ft - Church Road
7 : mi 3.52 - alt. 387ft - Open field
D/A : mi 3.87 - alt. 276ft - The Bull and Butcher pub
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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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.
There has been a church on this site for over 1,000 years. The present building dates from about 1200 and has many interesting features including one of the oldest
wooden pulpits in England.
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.
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