a station-by-station guide for tourist attractions


National Rail | station code WND

Buckinghamshire in Chilterns Offers & Links

Wendover is a market town with some attractive historic buildings in the High Street including the Red Lion, an old coaching inn dating from the 17th century. The distinctive clocktower at the end of the High Street was built in 1842. The Ridgeway National Trail passes through Wendover.

Wendover is in the Chilterns AONB (Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty), a range of chalk hills north-west of London. The area is popular for walking with beautiful countryside, great views and picturesque villages. Situated at a gap in the Chiltern Hills, Wendover is known as the 'Gateway to the Chilterns' and it makes a good starting point for walks exploring the Chilterns. | including free walks leaflets

Accommodation in Wendover (with distance from station):

Red Lion (¼ mile)

Coombe Hill NT 1½ miles

Coombe Hill is the highest viewpoint in the Chilterns with extensive views over Aylesbury Vale, on a clear day you can even see all the way to the Cotswolds! The hill is important for wildlife with its chalk grassland and acid heathland supporting many wildflowers and butterflies. The Ridgeway Long Distance Path runs through Wendover and up to the summit of Coombe Hill.
Open at all times.

Wendover Woods 2 miles to Visitor Centre

There are many trails through Wendover Woods with great views across the Chiltern Hills. The Visitor Centre has a café, and nearby a children's play trail, orienteering and fitness trails, plus a Go-Ape Tree Top Adventure.
Open Visitor Centre Daily 0800-1700 (later in summer). |

Wendover map