5 April 2003
On a sunny Saturday afternoon, Stephen and George climbed our nearest Marilyn,
known variously as Haddington Hill and Wendover Woods, located between Wendover
and Tring, south-east of Aylesbury.
For more information on Wendover Woods, see the
Forestry Commission website.
The pseudo-trig point on the summit plateau. As can be seen here, you can
drive to the top, but we parked on the road below the hill and walked the two
kilometres of distance and 100m of ascent to the top. Hardly a long and
demanding walk, but rather more of a feeling of achievement when we got to the
The top is somewhat disappointing as a hill, not least because of the car
park, but also because the highest point is undefined among the woodland. A
short walk perambulates around the summit plateau, with a number of interesting
This one got George very excited!
Though he seemed more relaxed about this one.
George clearly enjoying himself on the way back down the hill
Much of the track was in a gully like this (must be very damp after rain),
which George enjoyed climbing up onto every ten metres or so, and then dashing
back down. Here he is on the left plotting his latest route of descent.
George returning after a visit up a side-path.
Some of the flowers and trees in bud seen along the way...
George relaxing while Stephen takes all those photos!