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Wainhill  Buckinghamshire

Meaning: The name is of Saxon origin and literally means ‘hill of the streams’, a very appropriate description considering the number of springs at its base. A little further up, the path runs between fairly steep banks, a sign that this was an ancient route Ten adventurous walks in the south Chilterns .

Time seems to have stood still in Wainhill; there are houses but no roads, just the Ridgeway path. One isolated house is given as a holiday home to poor families by a vicar in Oxford. Another of the houses used to be a pub called the ‘Leather Bottle’.


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