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Things to Do

The area surrounding the farm provides entertainment for almost everyone. If its country walks to welcoming pubs, hiring out a quaint rowing boat to take down the river Thames in Henley, or shopping in historic market towns, there is bound to be something that you’d like to do here

 

Bird Watching

 

In the caravan are a pair of binoculars which are perfect for spotting wildlife and birds in the valley. The bird watching around the Gypsy caravan is second to none, with an abundance of hedgerow birds as well as the magnificent Red Kite. The scavenger bird of prey was re-released into the wild on neighbouring Wormsley Estate in 2001, the project was such a success, Red Kites are now a common sight. Kestrals,  Sparrowhawks and Buzzards also inhibit this countryside, as well as hundreds of small birds that flit in and out of the dense hedgerows. Fallow deer and Muntjac are also a common sight, often herds of deer watch the sun go down from the top of the hill behind the caravan, and you might even catch a glimpse of a cheeky fox as he keeps a close on Jane’s ducks and chickens in the farmyard!

 

 

Walks
Desperately in need of a relaxing walk through beautiful rural England? Good walks are a plenty in the surrounding countryside. We provide OS maps of the area, and some books outlining all the walks and routes. There are pub walks, view walks, quick walks, long walks- you name it.

Turville Park Farm has 160 acres of grassland and woodland, and across the valley is the famous Wormsley Estate, with incredible walks, also farmed by Bob, Tom and Anna and is the place where the Red Kite was released back into the wild.

If its a slightly longer walk you’re after, the Icknield Way on of the oldest paths in England is nearby and provides beautiful walks along the Chiltern Hills, with far reaching views and many a good pub!

 
 
 
Turville Village
 
Otherwise known as ‘Dibley’ the famous set of the ‘Vicar of Dibley’ Turville really is the perfect quintessential English Village, only a half an hour walk from the Caravan. The White family worked closely with the Dibley series, and the Christmas special was even filmed on the farm, as well as the renowned scene where the Vicar jumps in a deep puddle!! Turville Has also been the set of other TV programmes including 101 Dalmatians  Father Ted and Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, among others. The village has a Church, Windmill and The Bull and Butcher pub.
 
 
 
 
One of the oldest houses in England, Stonor House has been owned by the same family for over 850 years. It boasts a remarkable collection of family portraits, beautiful stained glass, old Master Drawings, European Bronzes, an early 19th century wallpaper of Paris as well as contemporary ceramics from England, Denmark, Korea & Japan. Open from April to September, this house is a real treat, and only a ten minute walk from the gypsy caravan.

 

Garsington Opera

Situated on the Wormsley Estate  that we farm in the next valley over is the unique Garsington Opera. If you are lucky enough to buy tickets you will be in for a real treat! Bob even drives guests on his vintage bus on the evening!

“Garsington Opera gives performances of great artistic quality in a setting of extraordinary natural beauty. Performances take place in the spectacular Opera Pavilion, which sits within the rolling landscape of the Chiltern Hills, less than an hour from London.”

Henley On Thames

The home of The Royal Regatta, Henley is just 6 miles down the valley and has a great atmosphere, with long walks along the river bank and lovely restaurants, as well as some excellent shopping! If you are lucky enough to be staying during the Regatta or Festival of Arts soak up the atmosphere on long summer evenings full of glamour!

 

Greys Court (National Trust)

An intimate family home and peaceful estate set in the rolling hills of the Chilterns. This picturesque 16th-century mansion and tranquil gardens were home to the Brunner family until recent years. The house exudes a welcoming atmosphere with a well-stocked kitchen and homely living rooms.  The series of walled gardens is a colourful patchwork of interest set amid medieval ruins.

 

 West Wycombe Estate and Hell Fire Caves (National Trust)

The Hell Fire Caves are fascinating. The spooky tunnels go 300 feet under west Wycombe hill, carved out of the chalk for a secret aristocratic club, winding through the tunnels to end up in a large banqueting hall in the centre of the hill. Only 20 minutes drive from Turville Heath.