Haddington Hill, Tring HP23 6LD, UK
About Haddington Hill
Haddington Hill is a hill in the Chilterns, and the highest point in Buckinghamshire. On the north-eastern flank is Coombe Hill. Haddington Hill is owned by the Forestry Commission, whose Wendover Woods cover much of the hill.
Attractions near Haddington Hill
Wendover Woods is a 325-hectare open access woodland site managed by the Forestry Commission. It’s a very popular local family day out, partially because of the excellent facilities they have on-site. You can still find lots of quiet spots to yourself though if you want to, just keep off the play trail and firecrest trails as these tend to be the busiest. There are several signed walks for recreation, as well as bridleways, picnic and barbecue areas, and a children's playground.
Tring Park is a public open space in Tring, owned by Dacorum Borough Council and managed by the Woodland Trust. One of the iconic attraction to relax and The park is Grade II listed by English Heritage in the Register of Historic Parks and Gardens of special historic interest in England.
The Natural History Museum at Tring was built in 1889 to house the incredible zoological collections of Walter Rothschild. It houses one of the finest collections of stuffed mammals, birds, reptiles and insects in the United Kingdom.
Tring Local History Museum reflects all aspects of life in and around Tring from the earliest days until the recent past, and records events, objects and the people who lived there. The exhibits include everything from a full-size giant sloth skeleton to real fleas dressed in Mexican traditional clothing, so tiny they have to be viewed through a microscope.
Coombe Hill is one of the highest point in the Chilterns and carries a monument to soldiers who fell during the Boer War. Excavations in 1949 found animal bone, flint tools and Ebbsfleet type Peterborough ware at the site. A small engraved conical chalk block has also been recovered from the centre.
A huge water source that comprises four individual reservoirs: Startop's End, Marsworth and Tringford reservoirs are all close together and Wilstone reservoir is a short distance to the west. Originally built to serve the canal system, the reservoirs have become one of the best birdwatching spots in southern England.
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Buckinghamshire is a ceremonial county in South East England that borders Greater London to the south-east, Berkshire to the south, Oxfordshire to the west, Northamptonshire to the north, Bedfordshire to the north-east and Hertfordshire to the east.