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distance 10.77 km Vertical gain +64 m Vertical drop -60 m Duration 3h15 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Little Chalfont - Buckinghamshire

This walk along the River Chess starts from Little Chalfont in Buckinghamshire and walks east through pleasant surroundings before turning west to Chenies and a return to the start.

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distance 6.22 km Vertical gain +128 m Vertical drop -124 m Duration 2h10 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Turville - Buckinghamshire

A medium length walk with one steep section. The village of Turville has become famous as the setting of the BBC TV Comedy the Vicar of Dibley. It has also featured in other TV programmes and films such as Midsomer Murders, Goodnight Mr Tom and Chitty Chitty Bang Bang.

Walking Hambleden Circular ( Download : )
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distance 9.98 km Vertical gain +153 m Vertical drop -155 m Duration 3h15 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Hambleden - Buckinghamshire

This a circular walk with a slow climb to the heights, avoiding the steep climb on the Hambleden side. On the way, visit Luxters Farm Winery and Brewery and walk parts of Shakespeare's and Chilterns Ways.

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distance 18.93 km Vertical gain +229 m Vertical drop -265 m Duration 6h05 Moderate Moderate
Starting point Starting point in Little Chalfont - Buckinghamshire

This Chilterns walk takes in parts of the Chess Valley walk at the start and end of the route and a section of the Chiltern Way in between. There is a variety of scenery with undulating landscapes, pastoral scenes of grazing animals, fields of wild flowers in summer, a cricket pitch, a golf course, a quarry, two churches and the shallow chalk stream of the River Chess.

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Hughenen Manor - West Wycombe, Dashwood Mausoleum, Hellfire Caves
distance 9.78 km Vertical gain +252 m Vertical drop -246 m Duration 3h30 Moderate Moderate
Starting point Starting point in Hughenden - Buckinghamshire

A circular loop offering heaps of views, wildlife spotting, and history preserved by the National Trust. This walk goes up and down the hills and woodlands where end of May-June you can enjoy the bluebells. Keep your ears and eyes wide open listening to the whistling red kites or spot some pheasant or squirrels.

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distance 9.58 km Vertical gain +104 m Vertical drop -111 m Duration 3h00 Moderate Moderate
Starting point Starting point in Chenies - Buckinghamshire

This walk explores the picturesque Chess Valley and the pretty village of Chenies with its Tudor manor house, 15th century church and village green. It climbs to Church End, Sarratt, passing through the churchyard of the 12th century church. There are fine views of the valley and the river Chess.

Walking Burnham Beeches, Chilterns ( Download : )
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distance 5.59 km Vertical gain +26 m Vertical drop -21 m Duration 1h40 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Burnham - Buckinghamshire

A walk suitable for families round the scenic Burnham Beeches National Nature Reserve, which is particularly colourful in spring and autumn, but well worth a visit at any time of year.

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distance 11.35 km Vertical gain +149 m Vertical drop -151 m Duration 3h40 Moderate Moderate
Starting point Starting point in Wendover - Buckinghamshire

A varied walk climbing to a hillfort in Wendover woods with beautiful views over Aylesbury Vale. Return by the peaceful Wendover Arm of the Grand Union Canal.

Walking Marlow Circular, Chilterns ( Download : )
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distance 10.22 km Vertical gain +75 m Vertical drop -73 m Duration 3h10 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Marlow - Buckinghamshire

A walk along the Thames Path to Temple Lock and through the picturesque Harleyford Estate to the woods of Marlow Common and the new Chiltern Society Local Nature Reserve.

Walking Naphill Route, Chilterns ( Download : )
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distance 11.49 km Vertical gain +232 m Vertical drop -234 m Duration 3h55 Moderate Moderate
Starting point Starting point in Hughenden - Buckinghamshire

A scenic walk around Naphill. Full of interest: there is a fascinating history of WWII codebreaking and a visit to the home of a famous artist.

Walking Prestwood Route, Chilterns ( Download : )
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distance 9.32 km Vertical gain +102 m Vertical drop -103 m Duration 2h55 Moderate Moderate
Starting point Starting point in Hughenden - Buckinghamshire

A wonderful opportunity to combine a stroll round Prestwood Nature Reserve with a lovely walk in the surrounding area. At Peterley Manor Farm there is the opportunity to do a little ‘pick your own’ for such delights as strawberries, gooseberries, raspberries and various vegetables.

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distance 8.95 km Vertical gain +135 m Vertical drop -131 m Duration 2h55 Moderate Moderate
Starting point Starting point in Medmenham - Buckinghamshire

A beautiful walk through the beech woods of Marlow Common. Look out for bluebells in the spring, orchids in early summer, and deer and red kites all year round.

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distance 15.82 km Vertical gain +240 m Vertical drop -242 m Duration 5h10 Moderate Moderate
Starting point Starting point in Wendover - Buckinghamshire

A varied walk taking in lovely woods, a hillfort, beautiful views over Aylesbury Vale and the peaceful Wendover Arm of the Grand Union Canal.

Walking A Penn Circuit, Chilterns ( Download : )
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distance 9.25 km Vertical gain +71 m Vertical drop -71 m Duration 2h50 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Penn - Buckinghamshire

An undulating walk through woodland and arable farmland, via Penn House Estate, Common Wood and Penn Wood.

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distance 9.32 km Vertical gain +109 m Vertical drop -104 m Duration 3h00 Moderate Moderate
Starting point Starting point in Cholesbury-cum-St. Leonards - Buckinghamshire

This wonderful, varied walk takes in ancient field patterns and hedges, old earthworks and the home of a famous author, as well as looking at the work carried out by Chiltern Society volunteers.

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distance 15.23 km Vertical gain +341 m Vertical drop -338 m Duration 5h20 Moderate Moderate
Starting point Starting point in Hambleden - Buckinghamshire

A walk linking three of the most picturesque Chiltern villages. Using the Chiltern and Shakespeare ways it takes you on a circuit through lovely scenery with fine views.

Walking Dancersend Wildlife Walk ( Download : )
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distance 8.09 km Vertical gain +144 m Vertical drop -147 m Duration 2h45 Moderate Moderate
Starting point Starting point in Halton (Buckinghamshire) - Buckinghamshire

This walk is about the treats that await you in and around Dancersend Nature Reserve. In spring bluebells, primroses and cowslips, in summer many species of butterflies and the Chiltern gentian, in autumn fungi and the trees with their colourful display and winter where the birds are easier to spot.

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distance 16.03 km Vertical gain +309 m Vertical drop -314 m Duration 5h30 Moderate Moderate
Starting point Starting point in Stokenchurch - Buckinghamshire

Explore the pretty ridges, valleys and woods to the north and east of Stokenchurch. You follow the Chiltern Way past Radnage and over Bledlow Ridge. Cross Lodge Hill before returning via Chinnor Hill and Crowell Wood.

Walking Cholesbury Camp, Chilterns ( Download : )
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distance 6.22 km Vertical gain +63 m Vertical drop -55 m Duration 1h55 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Cholesbury-cum-St. Leonards - Buckinghamshire

The highlight is a visit to Cholesbury Camp, a well-preserved Iron Age hillfort now managed by the Chiltern Society. You will also discover a fascinating history that includes historic buildings, a generous vicar and a local hero who fought at the Battle of Trafalgar.

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distance 10.70 km Vertical gain +228 m Vertical drop -219 m Duration 3h40 Moderate Moderate
Starting point Starting point in Bledlow-cum-Saunderton - Buckinghamshire

Climb to the top of Chinnor Hill with fine views over the Vale of Aylesbury before following quiet rural paths and lanes to pretty Radnage. Return over Bledlow Ridge.

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distance 16.80 km Vertical gain +225 m Vertical drop -205 m Duration 5h25 Moderate Moderate
Starting point Starting point in Chesham - Buckinghamshire

A linear walk from Chesham to Wendover climbing to the top of the Chiltern escarpment with spectacular views over the Oxford plains from the top of Coombe Hill. The Chiltern Hills are the main point of interest - you walk up one side, to the shoulder, then back down to civilisation. The physical nature of the geography and geology makes this walk feel bigger than it is.

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distance 11.33 km Vertical gain +173 m Vertical drop -164 m Duration 3h45 Moderate Moderate
Starting point Starting point in Princes Risborough - Buckinghamshire

A walk from Princes Risborough using the Ridgeway and the Chiltern Way to visit some of the local highlights.

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Marsworth Canals and Reservoirs
distance 7.61 km Vertical gain +23 m Vertical drop -23 m Duration 2h15 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Marsworth - Buckinghamshire

This walk is good for both ‘Arms’ and legs. Not only that, what better way to get some fresh air into your lungs than to explore the waterways near Tring? The route includes a visit to one of the best birdwatching sites in the area, Wilstone Reservoir.

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distance 28.48 km Vertical gain +388 m Vertical drop -403 m Duration 9h15 Difficult Difficult
Starting point Starting point in Wendover - Buckinghamshire

The Ridgeway the other way. The National Trail from NE to SW. This Stage 2 is the most undulating with several climbs in and out of valleys and is, therefore, the most strenuous part of The Ridgeway. The route climbs Coombe Hill, passes by Pulpit Hill fort and over Lodge Hill. Goes around Bledlow Great Wood near Chinnor to go along a disused railway and go underneath the M40. It goes along the bottom edge of the Chilterns scarp and passes Watlington Hill.

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The Toughest Climb in the Chilterns
distance 13.51 km Vertical gain +407 m Vertical drop -404 m Duration 5h00 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Wendover - Buckinghamshire

A 130m climb up the north face of Coombe Hill is as tough as it gets round here. Starting in Wendover you visit several quieter summits before the big one and are rewarded for your efforts by lovely, varied scenery and great views.

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Ibstone and Turville, Chilterns
distance 11.27 km Vertical gain +313 m Vertical drop -311 m Duration 4h05 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Ibstone - Buckinghamshire

A walk on quiet rural paths with fine views and through pretty villages. The countryside has a peaceful, remote feeling despite being only a couple of miles from the M40 J5.

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distance 18.23 km Vertical gain +208 m Vertical drop -297 m Duration 5h50 Moderate Moderate
Starting point Starting point in Ivinghoe - Buckinghamshire

The Ridgeway the other way. The NationalTrail from NE to SW. This Stage 1 goes over the Chilterns, across the Grand Union Canal, past Tring, through the Three Hundreds of Aylesbury to reach the market town of Wendover.

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River Chess highlights : Chalfont & Latimer, Chiltern AONB
distance 9.10 km Vertical gain +68 m Vertical drop -68 m Duration 2h50 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Little Chalfont - Buckinghamshire

This circular walk is very peaceful and part of the Chess Valley Walk. The short walk from Chalfont & Latimer station will take you through neat Metroland streets, with mock 1930’s Tudor jostling with Art Deco suburban dwellings within easy reach of London and the countryside. Hemmed in on all sides by the pressures of London and urban overspill, the charming Chess Valley is a haven of solitude in outstanding Chilterns countryside.

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distance 7.57 km Vertical gain +16 m Vertical drop -16 m Duration 2h15 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Longwick-cum-Ilmer - Buckinghamshire

This is a flat walk that takes in some of the lovely scenery of the Chiltern's countryside; including green lanes, footpaths as well as the picturesque settlement of Meadle.

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distance 13.02 km Vertical gain +126 m Vertical drop -89 m Duration 4h05 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Amersham - Buckinghamshire

A tough walk through the rolling Chiltern Hills taking in Chess Valley Walk, Chilterns Way and Hertfordshire Way. Starts in Old Amersham, near St Mary's Church. Big climb up to pass Martyrs Memorial on the hill above Amersham, then through Chiltern Forest, Latimer, Flaunden and Chipperfield Common to finish at the Two Brewers Inn, Chipperfield.

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distance 19.71 km Vertical gain +210 m Vertical drop -201 m Duration 6h15 Moderate Moderate
Starting point Starting point in West Wycombe - Buckinghamshire

Tough from the start. Big climb up to Downley, then drop down thru' woods before climbing steeply to Hughenden Manor (National Trust). Immediately, descend again to follows Hughenden Stream, then climb up Boss Lane to Great Kingshill & rolling thru' Prestwood to join the South Bucks Way at Little Kingshill and follow it thru' Little Missenden. Then along River Misbourne thru' Shardeloes Estate, before diverting to Old Amersham.

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distance 11.34 km Vertical gain +140 m Vertical drop -142 m Duration 3h40 Moderate Moderate
Starting point Starting point in Wendover - Buckinghamshire

Circular walk from Wendover to the pub at Swan Bottom, across fields and through woods.

Professional from the tourism industry
distance 8.42 km Vertical gain +113 m Vertical drop -111 m Duration 2h45 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Turville - Buckinghamshire

A medium length walk with some steep climbs. The village of Turville has become famous as the setting of the BBC TV Comedy the Vicar of Dibley. It has also featured in other TV programmes and films such as Midsomer Murders, Goodnight Mr Tom and Chitty Chitty Bang Bang.

Professional from the tourism industry
distance 3.85 km Vertical gain +78 m Vertical drop -73 m Duration 1h20 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Turville - Buckinghamshire

A short easy walk with no steep hills in the village. The village of Turville has become famous as the setting of the BBC TV Comedy the Vicar of Dibley. It has also featured in other TV programmes and films such as Midsomer Murders, Goodnight Mr Tom and Chitty Chitty Bang Bang.

Walker
distance 8.50 km Vertical gain +174 m Vertical drop -148 m Duration 2h55 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Wendover - Buckinghamshire

This section of the walk takes you from Wendover down to Buckmoor End (where there is a pit stop and possibly a bacon sarnie!) across in front of Chequers through the nature reserve and over to The Plough at Cadsden.

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Holmer Green to Coleshill via Penn Wood
distance 11.07 km Vertical gain +42 m Vertical drop -50 m Duration 3h15 Moderate Moderate
Starting point Starting point in Little Missenden - Buckinghamshire

This is a delightful walk from Holmer Green (located between High Wycombe and Amersham) through Chilterns woodland, fields and tracks to Coleshill All Saints Church, where there are benches in the churchyard for a picnic. Return the same way.