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Like much of the beautiful Chiltern Hills, Penn House Estate is criss-crossed by a network of footpaths, bridleways and permissive horse rides. In 1990 most of the statutory routes had been in existence for generations. This included several footpaths including a stretch of the Chiltern Way and a bridleway in Marrods Bottom.
When Heritage status was granted to the Estate
in 1994 a programme of extension and improvement of public rights of
way was embarked upon. The network of footpaths already in existence
enabled the Estate to create five way-marked walks of differing
lengths. A leaflet giving information on these can be obtained free
of charge from the Estate Office or can be
downloaded in PDF form here.
A car park was created at the start of these walks in Penn Bottom.
A programme of improvement of public access continues on Penn House Estate. The fine work of many volunteers in the Chiltern Society and the support of Bucks County Council has enabled a recent scheme of replacing stiles with gates to take place. It is hoped that this will aid others in accessing this beautiful part of the countryside.
Horse riders can now enjoy some of the best rides in the area. Permissive Horse Rides were created to establish a north-south route and an east-west route across the Estate. These rides link existing statutory bridleways and give access to the neighbouring Common Wood and its many beautiful horse rides. For further information on horse riding contact Katie Forster of Penn Area Bridleways Association on 07990 576105 or the estate office.