Longer Chiltern Walks
We are happy to provide information on a small selection of our longer walks in the Chilterns. On our guided weekends our expert local guides look forward to showing you the beautiful local area, whilst on our self guided holidays we will provide all you need to get the most out of your Chiltern holiday.
Spring Steps, Princess Risborough A Village & Valley Spectacular, Hambleden
Two Paths one Walk, Pangbourne The Walkers Town, Chesham
Escaping the Great Metroplois, Chorleywood Follow the Red Brick Road, Swyncombe
Shades of Autumn, Coombe Hill
Distance - 10/11 miles
Area - Princess Risborough
We start following the ancient long distance Ridgeway Path walking past a deer farm and getting an excellent view of Lacey Green windmill, we will see huge carp in the golf course pond and on to the 14th century church at Radnage. In the church we will discover some interesting documents to read and it’s a good spot for our sandwich lunch. A moderate climb up to Chinnor and Wain hills with excellent views of the Aylesbury Vale. Down to Bledlow we might if lucky spot the Thomas the Tank engine on the Chinnor branch line, and an opportunity for a quick look at Lord Carrington’s interesting Water Garden. Then to Horsenden passing singers JK’s house and back to Princess Risborough after a refreshing day out.
Distance - 9/10 miles
Area - Mill End Hambleden
A mixture of open fields and beech woods we climb through this spectacular part of the Chilterns with fine views. Stopping for lunch in the village of Turville where the Vicar of Dibley was filmed and returning by way of Skirmett and Hambleden another favourite village for film and TV locations.
Distance - 8 / 9 miles
Area - Pangbourne
Starting in Pangbourne home of Kenneth Grahame ( Wind in the Willows) and crossing one of few remaining toll bridges we join the Thames Path and through woodland towards Goring. After several miles we branch northwards to join our second long distance path The Chiltern Way and head east towards Whitchurch Hill and then back to Pangbourne passing Booze Down Vineyard. A rather interesting name – was it named by Australian or Scots?
Area - Chesham
Distance - 9 miles
This walk starts in Chesham which is an official “Walkers Town” as its businesses and council welcome and support walkers The walk starts by following The Chiltern Link past the church and across the park we soon get to Herberts Hole a path that follows a shallow valley to Reddings Farm Then onto The Hyde descending into Little Missenden we get some good views of the Misbourne Valley. We will stop for our picnic lunch at Little Missenden and a look at the interesting church. Onwards through the village crossing the railway and a small climb to Hyde Heath, you may recognise the pub from episodes of Midsomer Murders and on through Whites wood back to Chesham. An excellent day out.
Distance - 10 miles
Area - Chorleywood
Join us on a pleasant ten mile walk which starts from Chorleywood. Discover glorious woods and unspoilt villages as we walk from Chorleywood (which can be reached by London Underground) through woodland, riverside meadows and the Chess Valley. We will visit the unspoilt villages of Flaunden and Chenies, which was described as a beautiful specimen of an English village. It is a fairly gentle ten mile walk on footpaths.
Distance - 15 miles
Area - Swyncombe
This is a challenging Chiltern walk but a very satisfying one. Every step of the way there is something new to see, from woods to fields, along valleys and over hills, through villages and past great houses. Follow the Red Brick road does it all in style. The scenery is a constant attraction and on occasion we are further spoilt with the reward of some glorious views. As well as the distance which can be tiring we have several steep climbs on our route that starts at the Warburg Nature Reserve and moves on to Nettlebed, Ewelme and Swyncombe.
Distance - 12 Miles
Area - Coombe Hill
The Chilterns – in the autumn we can enjoy a tapestry of brown and yellows on top of the splendours of the hills, this route takes in the Iron Age earth workings of Grim’s Ditch, some beautiful churches, interesting flora and fauna. A long walk but we will do it at a pace to be enjoyed by all – Starting from Coombe Hill we will head slightly north and then on towards Beacon Hill-Princes Risborough – Great Hampden – Dunsmore. Terrain mainly clearly way marked field and woodland paths which can be muddy.