About Brush Hill

Brush Hill is situated in an area of the Chilterns which is rich in history, overlooking ancient spring line settlements and the pre-historic Icknield Way.

The site became a Local Nature Reserve in 1997 to promote species richness and diversity by maintaining a variety of habitats of different ages and compositions. The reserve’s semi-natural woodland is an important landscape feature, part of a continuous woodland belt from Coombe Hill to the Bradenham Estate. The important chalk grassland habitat is grazed annually by a flock of Herdwick sheep to conserve the diverse mix of herbaceous wild flowers and support the dependent butterfly population that thrives here.

The Ridgeway National Trail, an 85 mile linear walking route that follows the chalk escarpments between Avebury in Wiltshire and the Ivinghoe Beacon in Bedfordshire, passes directly through the site. Boasting spectacular views, this spot is very popular with walkers.


Directions (Google Maps): Whiteleaf & Brush Hill is located on Peters Lane, Princes Risborough. Brush Hill is located on the other side of Peters Lane directly opposite the entrance to the carpark.

Parking: Park in Whiteleaf Cross car park.

Please make sure you park responsibly! 

Prior to visiting, download our Brush Hill and Whiteleaf Hill Walk and Brush Hill Walk for local walks. There are also hundreds of other Chiltern Walks Leaflets for you to enjoy.

Please visit the Chiltern Society Directory for the Site Co-ordinator’s contact details.

Brush Hill

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What you can spot…binoculars

Glow worms
Red Admiral

Visit us…

How to find us

Brush Hill Local Nature Reserve
Whiteleaf Cross Car Park
Peters Lane
Princes Risborough
Google Maps

Arriva Route 300

Monks Risborough

Opening times

Public parts of the reserve are free to visit and open all year.