Coombe Hill, Aylesbury

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Coombe Hill is a hill in The Chilterns, located next to the hamlet of Dunsmore, Buckinghamshire, England, near the small town of Wendover, and overlooking Aylesbury Vale. It is not to be confused with another Coombe Hill on the flank of Haddington Hill, some two miles (3 km) to the north-east. It is part of the Bacombe and Coombe Hills Site of Special Scientific Interest.
The majority of the hill (an area of 106acre) once formed part of the Chequers Estate but was presented to the National Trust by the United Kingdom government when they were given the Estate in the 1920s. The summit of the hill is 852 feet / 259.7 m above sea level.
For most of human history, war memorials were erected to commemorate great victories; remembering the dead was a secondary concern. Coombe Hill Monument is one of the first and largest examples of a war memorial erected to honour the names of individual men who fell whilst fighting for their country. The monument is an iconic Buckinghamshire landmark and a Grade II Listed monument. At 260m above sea level, it sits on one of the highest and most striking spurs of the Chilterns, commanding a wide view of the Vale of Aylesbury. On a clear day it can be seen from the Berkshire Downs and Salisbury Plain to the south-west and the Cotswolds to the west. The view overlooks Chequers, the country home of the Prime Minister.
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  • Variety of easily walkable routes from Wendover. Take Ellesborough Road and take the gate on the left hand side as the road bears right. From town centre to monument took about 40 minutes. Lovely...  more »
  • My partner wanted to bring me here as never been before and OMG it was absolutely brilliant.. Well worth the climb too,. then to see such magnificent views certainly wasn't disappointed.. Such a...  more »
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  • Amazing view just a short walk from the car park. The circular route has a decent path that’s suitable for a buggy for the most parts. The only downside is the car park is too small and one has to wait or get into a fist fight with chavs to secure a space.
  • Great place for a wander, beautiful views
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