Turville Circular Walk no.3
Length: 4.9 km / 3 miles
Weather: Cloudy, with some sun
Another walk that I devised starting in the lovely Chiltern village of Turville. This one was for all the family to enjoy. We arrived early-ish to ensure a parking spot, which was just as well because by the time we had finished the walk, the village was very busy with people taking pictures of Vicar of Dibley and Midsomer Murders TV locations.
My other Turville walk can be found here: Turville Circular Walk Link
We headed out of the village up the normal route with the windmill on the hill behind us.
On previous occasions I have either turned left or right, but today we carried straight on, along the Chiltern Way.
Not the first time I have come across Common Chicory flowering in the Chilterns, but nice to see in abundance. Henley Circular Walk Link
We crossed over Dolesden Lane and up the hill. Beware of MAMIL cyclists.
First rest of the day and a good place to admire the views.
After walking through some woods we eventually came to Southend Farm and followed a narrow lane to Southend.
Southend is a small hamlet at an elevation of 188m. It is a far cry from it's bigger, uglier sister on the coast, east of London. Apart from a lovely wood pile, it also boasts a small village green or common with two small ponds.
A stile opposite the aforementioned small common at Southend took us through some fields.
We turned right at another stile and walked downhill to cross Dolesden Lane once again. We still kept an eye out for MAMIL cyclists as we crossed.
Turville Court is a 54-acre country estate and was built in 2000. It comprises a main house, 2 guest cottages, entertainment lodge, staff flat and detached garage.
There is a total of 13 bedrooms, 26 bathrooms throughout all of the buildings. If my sources are correct it is owned by the boss of bed emporium 'Dreams'.
A short, steep climb brought us out to the driveway and gates of Turville Court.
First up the hill was....
and the stragglers were....
We entered Churchfield Wood and proceeded downhill on a signed track on the right (but not the first one you come to).
At the bottom of the Churchfield Wood we turned right and followed the edge of the trees until we came to the lane. We turned right along the lane and followed it to Turville.
Back in Turville.