Out & About
Out & About in West Wycombe
Within the rolling countryside of the Chilterns Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty lies the quaint National Trust village of West Wycombe. The village boasts several fine examples of historic buildngs, with most dating from 16th to 18th centuries. Formally a coaching inn with its wonderful cobbled archway, the George & Dragon is one of these buildings and is situated at the heart of the village.
West Wycombe Park
West Wycombe Park is one of the most theatrical and Italianate of all English country houses and the Dashwood family home for over 300 years. Set in 45 acres of landscaped park, the house was created in the 18th century.
Since early times there had been an open-cast quarry on the side of the hill for mining chalk for the foundations of houses in the village and for roads; it is shown in one of Hannan’s paintings of the 1740s.
West Wycombe Park Polo Club was established in 1995. Set in the most beautiful English countryside, the polo club plays on two match grounds at West Wycombe Park. There is also one chukka field and an arena.
Walks & Countryside
The Chilterns Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) covers 324 square miles of countryside, stretching from the River Thames in southern Oxfordshire up through Buckinghamshire and Bedfordshire to Hitchin in Hertfordshire.
St. Lawrence is an unmistakable church perched high on West Wycombe Hill with the famous ‘Golden Ball’ at the top of the tower. Sunday worship at 11am each week. Common Worship Order One.
Award winning E.J.Churchill Shooting Ground has been voted best shooting ground in the UK in the IPC Shooting Industry Awards 2014 and are proud hosts of the World English Sporting Championship 2014.