Though furniture-manufacturing has declined with the departure of such famous companies as Parker Knoll and Ercol, Wycombe remains a centre of industry.
For the tourist there is plenty on offer: Beachdean Dairies, Chinnor and Princes Risborough Railway, Chiltern Valley Winery and Brewery, Fawley Court, Home of Rest for Horses, Hughendon Manor, Lacey Green Windmill, Odds Farm Park, Old Luxters Vineyard, West Wycombe (Hellfire) Caves, West Wycombe Park, and Wycombe Museum.
There is an abundance of sporting facilities including Wycombe Sports Centre, Sports Clubs of all kinds, and the longest dry ski slope in England. Wycombe is home to one of England’s best rugby football clubs, London Wasps, and has its own aspiring football league team Wycombe Wanderers.
The spectacular formations of the Chiltern Hills with their fleece of beechwood forest make this one of the finest areas for walking and several long-distance footpaths criss-cross this part of the country - the Upper and Lower Icknield Waye, the North Buckinghamshire Way and the Ridgeway itself. This is just the place to view the newly-reintroduced majestic birds of prey, red kite, soaring in the skies.