Flackwell Heath is a village of about 6,000 people (1991 census) situated south east of High Wycombe, along the top of a spur of the Chiltern Hills at a height of 450 feet (150 metres).
What is known as Flackwell Heath today was in fact, four villages, Flackwell Heath, Northern Woods (or North-End Woods), Heath End and Sedgemore. The original existence of these villages probably came about as a result of people crossing the Chilterns' spur from one valley to the other, either for work in the mills of the Wye valley or delivering goods to the Spade Oak wharf for shipment by boat along the Thames.
The original villagers were predominantly farm labourers with some bargemen and mill workers but in the late 19th century this changed to favour the industrial mill workers, plus the emergence of furniture workers as the industry for which High Wycombe is best known became established. The village was well known for its cherry orchards,
The cache can be found at
N51 3A.BCD W00 4E.GJC
1. Find the bus stop, two routes stop here EA and E6.
2. The local area phone number is 0162B
3. Walk a sort distance and find the road signs on the nearby roundabout, C is the combined distance to Marlow and Wycombe .
4, A lamppost on the opposite side of the road to the village sign is labelled 'FH' D
5. E is the distance to Wycombe ( used in 3)
6. In the nearby parking , a parking charge notice will cost you £6G
7. J is the distance to Marlow ( used in 3)
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It is a short walk to GZ where there are good views across the surrounding countryside.
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