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|Turville TV Trail|
|Author: Claire, Published: 08 Oct 2011||Walk rating : Rating:|
|A circular walk of a little more than 3 miles, starting in the village of Turville in the Chilterns. Turville is one of Britain’s most popular TV and film locations and has featured regularly on both the small and large screen. The picturesque quintessentially English village will immediately transport you back in time and the views along the walk (which includes sections of the Chiltern Way) across the chalk hills are truly scrumptious! |
The walk follows woodland and field paths (which could be muddy) plus some sections along roads edges. There are a couple of steady but long ascents and one quite steep descent. The walk passes through a number of gates (including two kissing gates) and there are three stiles to negotiate. Two of the stiles are surrounded by open post and rail wooden fences which would be easy for most dogs to squeeze through. The third stile has wire fencing across it (but no barbed wire) and there is a hole cut into this to the side – our standard poodle fitted through ok but larger dogs may struggle. Approximate time 1.5 to 2 hours.
The walk starts from the small village green at the centre of Turville village in Buckinghamshire (on Holloway Lane). The nearest towns are High Wycombe and Henley on Thames. There is limited parking around the village green but this can get full very quickly especially in the summer and at weekends. If you would like a drink or lunch before or after your walk, The Bull and Butcher public house next to the green also has its own small car park. Note that it is worth booking at weekends as the pub can also get full. Approximate post code RG9 6QU.
|Turville up to woodland|
Start point: 51.6136 lat, -0.8924 long
The walk starts from the small triangular village green in the centre of Turville, next to the church. You may want to take time to explore Turville before you begin.
|Woodland to Poynatts Farm|
Start point: 51.607 lat, -0.8938 long
From this point look over to the left and you will have an excellent view of the Cobstone Mill on the hill above Turville village. The windmill was the home to the Potts family in the film Chitty Chitty Bang Bang.
|Through Skirmett to Valentine Farm|
Start point: 51.6066 lat, -0.8838 long
Continue down the track down to the T-junction with the road. Turn right and follow the road edge (no pavements here) into Skirmett village. Continue ahead past The Frog public house on the right (Skirmett’s The Frog!) and then past a phone box and post box. At the junction, turn left to Frieth and Lane End.
|Valentine Farm back to Skirmett|
Start point: 51.6029 lat, -0.8776 long
Pass through the gate and continue straight ahead through the field with hedgerow on the left. As the hedge ends continue ahead along the grass path running parallel with the telegraph cables, then bend to the left and pass through a gate. Go ahead onto the track until you reach the T-junction with the main road in Skirmett.
|Skirmett to Fingest|
Start point: 51.6054 lat, -0.8806 long
Turn right along the road edge. Continue to the edge of the village, and then at the junction with a lane on the left with No Vehicles Except Access signs, cross over and pass through the gate immediately to the right of the lane.
|Fingest to Turville|
Start point: 51.6133 lat, -0.8804 long
When you have finished admiring the church retrace your steps back towards the road junction. Immediately before the junction, bear right through a gate next to a white stone (flint) wall onto a footpath.
Text and images for this walk are Copyright © 2011 by the author clairesharpuk and may not be reproduced without permission.
the white stone wall referred to after the church is a flint wall...and has been for a good 100 years probably
|By zeroseven on 15 Mar 2016|
Great mix of hill, wood, quaint village and farmland. A great little walk even in Winter
|By seaniathon on 29 Jan 2017|
Nice little walk, the info is useful. Trekked all the way up to the windmill afterwards but can't really get near it as fenced off.
|By stupotty on 25 Feb 2017|
The information in this guide has been provided in good faith and is intended only as a guide, not a statement of fact. You are advised to check the accuracy of the information provided and should not use this guide for navigational directions nor should you rely on the accuracy of the weather forecast. You are advised to take appropriate clothing, footwear, equipment and navigational materials with you according to the current and possible weather and nature of the terrain. Always follow the country code and follow any additional warnings or instructions that may be available. Some walks may be very strenuous and you are advised to seek medical advice if you have any doubts as to your capability to complete the walk.
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|Image by: Claire |
Uploaded: 08 Oct 2011
Cobstone Mill the home of Dick Van Dyke in Chitty Chitty Bang Bang
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