The Bledlow-cum-Saunderton Parish Council is in the northwest of the Wycombe district council. It includes Bledlow, Bledlow Ridge, and a part of Saunderton.
There is some low-lying land to the north of the parish, and that land gets flooded sometimes. The Chilterns area of exceptional natural beauty and the green belt lies to the south of the parish. The center of the parish is rich in ancient history and has 14 ancient monuments. The Chinnor and Princes Risborough Railway pass through Bledlow. It is a steam and diesel railway.
Places of Interest in the Parish Area
In addition to the railway, picturesque surroundings, and historical monuments, there is a vast network of public rights of way (The Ridgeway Long Distance Footpath) and the Thame to Princes Risborough Cycle Route. The county has many large, open areas, including a site of Specific Scientific Interest at Lodge Hill. Lodge Hill is in the center of the parish. There are also a few areas of registered common land, and two of these are ponds found on Bledlow Ridge.
Education and Entertainment in Bledlow-cum-Saunderton Parish
There are a small primary school and two village halls in the county. The school focuses on giving the students an all-round education. They also have a breakfast plan. One village hall is in Bledlow, and the other one is in Bledlow Ridge. Both these halls are open for hire, and anyone who plans to organize any event can use these halls. Both places have a children’s playground and a cricket club. Bledlow Ridge also has a tennis club. So anyone wishing to develop his skills can use the clubs to do so.
Churches and Newsletters in the Parish
Each parish ward has a church. Holy Trinity is in Bledlow, St. Paul’s is in Bledlow Ridge, St. Mary’s and St. Nicholas is in Saunderton. People of the parish get together in worship. It also helps them to meet the others in the parish and get to know everyone better. There are two community newsletters published in the parish. The newsletters, the Messenger, and The Contact get widely distributed and a source of information. The Messenger is distributed to all households in Bledlow and Saunderton every month. The Editor of this newsletter is Colin Lees. Contact is distributed in Bledlow Ridge every month too. The Editor of this newsletter is Claire Shann.
Cozy and Romantic Drinking and Dining Areas
There are three pubs in the parish area. The Lions is at Bledlow, The Rose, and Crown, and Golden Cross is in Saunderton, and there is an Italian Restaurant called Darusso’s in Bledlow Ridge. All these places have a homely and cozy atmosphere. They are ideal for family get-togethers as there is a vast open space for children to play. The pubs are more than just regular pubs. They are inviting and serve home-cooked meals to rejuvenate you. Whether you visit these places alone, as a couple or as a family, you will have a marvelous time there.