Quaker Meeting House Jordans Chilterns by Chrislofotos ShutterstockThe Quaker Meeting House is a highlight of a visit to Jordans © Chrislofotos, Shutterstock

This is the Land of Giants, where you can experience rambunctiousness as a human bean… thanks to Great Missenden’s most famous writer.

Moving south through the Chilterns into its central areas, Bedfordshire and Hertfordshire give way, mostly, to Buckinghamshire. This area covers the stretch of land from Wendover and Princes Risborough in the west to Chesham and Chorleywood in the east. Within this area you can admire an unusual windmill which survives today entirely due to the diligence of volunteers, at Lacey Green; or walk close to a famous country house which the nation’s prime ministers have used for over a century. But there are also memories of dissent and resistance, such as the Hampden Monument and the Martyrs of Amersham. This is the Land of Giants, where you can experience rambunctiousness as a human bean… thanks to Great Missenden’s most famous writer. Starting at the foot of the Chilterns in Wendover, there’s a fair bit of climbing and descending hills involved, but the spectacular views make it well worth your effort.

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