Turville Circular Walk

Start: Turville

Finish: Turville

Length: Not sure, about 6 miles

Weather: Very hot and sunny

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Turville is a beautiful village surrounded by the wooded Chiltern Hills. The village is better known as Dibley from the BBC TV series the Vicar of Dibley, and the delightful St Mary the Virgin Church is better known as St Barnabas!It has has also featured in the films 101 Dalmatians, Goodnight Mr. Tom, Pride and Prejudice and various other TV series. The Cobstone Windmill at Turville featured in the film Chitty Chitty Bang Bang.

 

As you walk out of the village make sure to look behind you to get the best view of the windmill. It also gives you sight of the hill you will be descending at the end of the walk.

 

The view to Combe Wood.

 

Following the Chiltern Way.

 

Walk diagonally across a field to a stile.

 

The path that takes you to Poynatt's Wood.

 

The familiar Chiltern white arrows make their first appearance.

 

At the top of Poynatt's Wood.

 

Skirmett: At this junction carry straight on, following the lane up the hill.

 

A black and white cottage further up the lane.

 

Leave the lane and follow the track up to the entrance of Adam's Wood.

 

Through the gate into Mousell's Wood.

 

An overgrown path leads to a stile on Fingest Lane.

 

Looking back to Mousell's Wood from Hanger Wood.

 

The path through Hanger Wood.

 

The steep decsent looking towards Turville Hill.

 

My lovely lunch spot, looking towards Gilham Copse.

 

Once you cross the lane by the windmill the view opens up and Turville appears below.

 

A pretty row of cottgaes in Turville.