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The Rose and Crown and Ivinghoe Beacon

MODERATE 9 reviews
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The Rose and Crown and Ivinghoe Beacon is a 6.9 kilometer loop trail located near Ivinghoe, Buckinghamshire, England that offers the chance to see wildlife and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, and nature trips.

Distance: 6.9 km Elevation Gain: 225 m Route Type: Loop

kid friendly


nature trips




historic site

pub walk

A circular pub walk from The Rose and Crown in the village of Ivinghoe, Buckinghamshire. The Rose and Crown has been offering a warm welcome, a great pint and a memorable meal since 1690, so makes the perfect place for refreshments before or after your walk. The walking route explores the nearby Ivinghoe Hills, climbing high up to the exhilarating viewpoint of Ivinghoe Beacon. You will follow parts of The Ridgeway and Icknield Way paths, well-known for their claims as two of the oldest routes in Britain, with views of the village and the Pitstone Post Mill to enjoy along the way. The route follows well-used paths, but the chalk surfaces can be muddy after periods of rain and the tops of the hills are very exposed so make sure you dress appropriately. The route has several moderate climbs and descents, and there is also one very steep descent from Ivinghoe Beacon (whilst this is not for the faint-hearted, it can be avoided by taking a detour along a quiet access road if you prefer). The route crosses several sheep pastures and the Ivinghoe Hills are grazed by free-roaming cattle, ponies and sheep, so take care with dogs. There are no stiles, but you will need to negotiate several kissing gates and pass alongside a cattle grid. Allow 2.5 hours.

4 months ago

Fantastic on a sunny day the views are breathtaking

Tuesday, July 24, 2018

An excellent dog friendly walk and pub. The path down from the beacon was difficult after all the hot weather with a loose surface. An off piste crab style descent was required.

Monday, May 07, 2018

A lovely walk on bank holiday Monday with a large group including 8 kids. Ending at the Rose and Crown for a deserved drink and lovely lunch.

Friday, April 06, 2018

Fantastic walk, within an hour of central London (by car). Lots of great views and variety in terrain. Only thing to be aware of is livestock with dogs, and getting them back onto lead (dog, not livestock!). Rose and Crown for lunch was perfect and super tasty!

Wednesday, March 14, 2018

Excellent directions to a splendid walk with superb views.

Friday, June 02, 2017

A new favourite walk. The dogs loved it, the views were stunning and the Rose & Crown a fantastic dog friendly pub. Great beers and if you visit at lunch time, sandwiches to die for.

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