The adjacent villages of Pitstone and Ivinghoe are within easy walking distance (20-30 minutes), and can be done as a circular walk returning via Ivinghoe Beacon, which is at the end of The Ridgeway.
Ivinghoe has a good local pub The Rose and Crown serving excellent real ales and food, or you can splash out on the rather posh King’s Head, favoured by ‘old money’ and new 😉
There’s also a Post Office / Shop, Farm Shop (excellent beef!) and cafe in Ivinghoe, whilst Pitstone also has a slightly larger shop, together with Chinese, Turkish and Pizza takeaways. And not forgetting the rather good Haldi Indian restaurant sitting neatly between the two villages, for eat-in, takeaways or delivery.