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distance 9.39km Vertical gain +91m Vertical drop -83m Durée 2h55 Moderate Moderate
Starting point Starting point in Henley-on-Thames - Oxfordshire

A circular walk from Henley-on-Thames Station with a lovely pub, The Flower Pot, halfway. Returning through a deer park with spectacular views of the Thames and the Chilterns.
Good parking at Henley-on-Thames station.

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distance 14.25km Vertical gain +12m Vertical drop -20m Durée 4h05 Moderate Moderate
Starting point Starting point in Henley-on-Thames - Oxfordshire

A pleasant linear walk along the Thames Path between Henley-on-Thames and Marlow. The path is easy to follow and is almost all downhill. There are a number of public transport options to return to the start.

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distance 11.74km Vertical gain +157m Vertical drop -161m Durée 3h50 Moderate Moderate
Starting point Starting point in Great Gaddesden - Hertfordshire

This walk explores some of the hamlets of the Chilterns which, although close to Hemel Hempstead retain their remoteness in their quiet locations. It goes over the typical chalk uplands of the Gade valley and up to the beechwoods of the National Trust Ashridge estate. It passes charming 17th century cottages, a vineyard, a Buddhist Temple and long established churches. The country truly merits its AONB designation.

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distance 8.02km Vertical gain +124m Vertical drop -127m Durée 2h40 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Hexton - Hertfordshire

Starting from Hexton this walk on the borders of Befordshire and Hertfordshire includes the attractive downland between Telegraph and Deacon Hills and a section of the Icknield Way.

Walking Coombe Hill from Wendover ( Download : )
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Coombe Hill from Wendover
distance 5.96km Vertical gain +124m Vertical drop -126m Durée 2h05 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Wendover - Buckinghamshire

An easy Chiltern walk that rewards your efforts with some fine views across the Chiltern escarpment and across the Vale of Aylesbury. The paths and bridleways are generally clearly signed.

Walking The Chilterns above Tring ( Download : )
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distance 18.18km Vertical gain +243m Vertical drop -247m Durée 5h55 Moderate Moderate
Starting point Starting point in Aldbury - Hertfordshire

National Trails and Long Distance Paths crisscross the Chilterns in this area. This Circular Walk makes use of short stretches of at least five such to provide a beautiful and varied walk through Chiltern woodland, on Chiltern chalk downs with wide vistas from the scarp edge of the hills, along a stretch of the historic Grand Union Canal, and through one of the prettiest villages in Hertfordshire.

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Great Gaddesden from Jockey End
distance 8.26km Vertical gain +69m Vertical drop -73m Durée 2h35 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Great Gaddesden - Hertfordshire

This short Hertfordshire walk explores the pleasant countryside to the south east of Jockey End and follows the Hertfordshire Way to descend into the Gade Valley and the village of Great Gaddesden. The return route leaves the valley following the Chiltern Way for the return to the start.

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distance 10.77km Vertical gain +64m Vertical drop -60m Durée 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 6.22km Vertical gain +128m Vertical drop -124m Durée 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.

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distance 7.72km Vertical gain +165m Vertical drop -157m Durée 2h40 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Watlington - Oxfordshire

A short Oxfordshire walk that explores the woodlands and countryside to the east of Christmas Common. The route is generally easy to follow and includes sections of the Oxfordshire Way and Chiltern Way.

Walking Perch & Pike - Route 1 ( Download : )
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distance 5.21km Vertical gain +5m Vertical drop -5m Durée 1h30 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in South Stoke (Oxfordshire) - Oxfordshire

A short easy walk along the Thames on the outward leg.

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distance 10.39km Vertical gain +93m Vertical drop -96m Durée 3h15 Moderate Moderate
Starting point Starting point in Great Gaddesden - Hertfordshire

This walk is over the undulating plateau of the Chiltern dip slope, through the parklands of some of the 18th Century mansions which dot the Chilterns. Although the land is now more given over to arable agriculture, the landscape is still greatly influenced by the great designers, including Capability Brown. A walk with great views over the Gade valley and a revelation of the life style of baronets and local squires in the 1700s and the lesser houses of their tenants.

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distance 17.71km Vertical gain +160m Vertical drop -164m Durée 5h30 Moderate Moderate
Starting point Starting point in Hexton - Hertfordshire

Starting from Hexton this walk on the borders of Befordshire and Hertfordshire offers mile after mile of beautiful countryside with the hilltops steeped in ancient history. The route includes sections of the Icknield and John Bunyan Ways.

Walking The Flower Pot - Route 1 ( Download : )
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distance 5.11km Vertical gain +21m Vertical drop -21m Durée 1h30 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Remenham - Berkshire

Apart from a short climb at the start, it’s easy walking for the rest of the route.

Walking Hambleden Circular ( Download : )
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distance 9.75km Vertical gain +146m Vertical drop -150m Durée 3h10 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Hambleden - Buckinghamshire

Three hours circular walk with a slow climb to the heights, avoiding the steep climb on the Hambleden side.

Walking The Flower Pot - Route 2 ( Download : )
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distance 8.37km Vertical gain +21m Vertical drop -23m Durée 2h25 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Remenham - Berkshire

Apart from a short climb at the start, it’s easy walking for the rest of the route.

Walking King William IV - Route 3 ( Download : )
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distance 10.62km Vertical gain +138m Vertical drop -136m Durée 3h25 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Ipsden - Oxfordshire

A long a steady climb over the second quarter of the walk, thereafter an easy walk back.

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distance 9.98km Vertical gain +176m Vertical drop -184m Durée 3h20 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Swyncombe - Oxfordshire

A medium length walk with quite hilly terrain around The Five Horseshoes pub.

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distance 7.49km Vertical gain +42m Vertical drop -38m Durée 2h15 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Lewknor - Oxfordshire

Easy walk with no hills around The Leathern Bottle.

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distance 7.27km Vertical gain +209m Vertical drop -204m Durée 2h40 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Lewknor - Oxfordshire

A moderate walk with some steep hills around The Leathern Bottle.

Walking Hill walking from Hexton ( Download : )
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distance 18.93km Vertical gain +186m Vertical drop -190m Durée 5h55 Moderate Moderate
Starting point Starting point in Hexton - Hertfordshire

The northern end of the Chilterns almost seem to be a geological afterthought as they straddle the Bedfordshire Hertfordshire border. Starting from Hexton this walk offers mile after mile of beautiful countryside with the hilltops steeped in ancient history.

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distance 18.93km Vertical gain +229m Vertical drop -265m Durée 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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distance 5.69km Vertical gain +56m Vertical drop -59m Durée 1h45 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Stoke Row - Oxfordshire

An easy walk over fairly even terrain. Stoke Row – Wyfold Court – Stoke Row.

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distance 8.66km Vertical gain +142m Vertical drop -142m Durée 2h55 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Watlington - Oxfordshire

A medium length walk with some steep climbs through woods.

Walking Goring Wild Walk ( Download : )
Tourist office
distance 8.76km Vertical gain +121m Vertical drop -118m Durée 2h50 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Goring - Oxfordshire

Explore Goring : enjoy magnificent views of the River Thames and rare chalk grassland species. Starting in Goring, this 8 km circular walk takes in the Berks, Bucks & Oxon Wildlife Trust’s (BBOWT) Hartslock nature reserve and a section of the Thames Path

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End of the Chilterns : Pegsdon Hills & Little Offley
distance 15.28km Vertical gain +231m Vertical drop -226m Durée 5h00 Moderate Moderate
Starting point Starting point in Shillington - Bedfordshire

This is a surprisingly hilly walk for this general area, being the northern end of the Chilterns AONB, mostly through rolling farmland, with some wonderful views across the flatlands of south Bedfordshire to the north, especially if the air is clear. Most of it is along the edges of/through fields, along grass & hard-surfaced paths & tracks. There are two tree-covered 'alleys'. It passes a large late-Tudor manor house. You will walk part of the Icknield Way & visit Pegsdon Hills Nature Reserve.

Walking Peppard Common - Route 2 ( Download : )
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distance 7.18km Vertical gain +60m Vertical drop -57m Durée 2h15 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Rotherfield Peppard - Oxfordshire

Peppard Common – Sonning Common – Peppard Common.

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distance 9.45km Vertical gain +67m Vertical drop -67m Durée 2h55 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Stoke Row - Oxfordshire

A fairly long walk over mostly even terrain. Stoke Row – Hook End – Exlade St – Checkendon – Stoke Row.

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distance 11.93km Vertical gain +222m Vertical drop -227m Durée 4h05 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Swyncombe - Oxfordshire

A fairly long walk over hilly terrain with two steep uphill sections.

Walking The New Inn - Route 2 ( Download : )
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distance 6.3km Vertical gain +35m Vertical drop -32m Durée 1h55 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Kidmore End - Oxfordshire

A medium length walk over fairly flat terrain through two adjacent villages and surrounding woodland.

Walking Henley-on-Thames - Route 1 ( Download : )
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distance 8.48km Vertical gain +86m Vertical drop -84m Durée 2h40 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Henley-on-Thames - Oxfordshire

An easy walk with no steep gradients. Henley – Rotherfield Greys – Pack and Prime Lane – Henley.

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River Chess highlights : Chalfont & Latimer, Chiltern AONB
distance 8.35km Vertical gain +78m Vertical drop -75m Durée 2h35 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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Hughenen Manor - West Wycombe, Dashwood Mausoleum, Hellfire Caves
distance 9.78km Vertical gain +252m Vertical drop -246m Durée 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.

Walking Henley Wild Walk ( Download : )
Tourist office
distance 18.86km Vertical gain +226m Vertical drop -221m Durée 6h00 Moderate Moderate
Starting point Starting point in Henley-on-Thames - Oxfordshire

Explore Henley : this varied walk through the Chilterns takes in parkland, farmland and woodland. Starting in Henley, this 21 km circular walk includes the Berks, Bucks & Oxon Wildlife Trust’s (BBOWT) Warburg Nature Reserve.

Walking Tring Reservoirs Wild Walk ( Download : )
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distance 10.81km Vertical gain +30m Vertical drop -31m Durée 3h10 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Aldbury - Hertfordshire

Stroll along the waterside and look for waterbirds on this gentle 13km walk. Starting at Tring railway station, it takes in College Lake nature reserve, a section of the Grand Union Canal and three reservoirs.

Walking Tring Park Wild Walk ( Download : )
Tourist office
distance 16km Vertical gain +146m Vertical drop -145m Durée 5h00 Moderate Moderate
Starting point Starting point in Aldbury - Hertfordshire

Enjoy scenic views, wooded valleys and ancient parkland on this 10km circular walk through the Chilterns. Starting in Tring, the walk takes in Dancersend nature reserve and the Ridgeway National Trail.

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distance 13.02km Vertical gain +126m Vertical drop -89m Durée 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 19.71km Vertical gain +210m Vertical drop -201m Durée 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.

Walking Bourne End to West Wycombe ( Download : )
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distance 17.22km Vertical gain +313m Vertical drop -249m Durée 5h50 Moderate Moderate
Starting point Starting point in Cookham - Berkshire

First 2 miles are flat, along the Thames Path & Spade Oak Nature Reserve to Little Marlow. The rest of the stage is tough and very hilly with many steep climbs and mostly off-road thru'the Chiltern Hills. The route goes up around the back of High Wycombe to finish just past the National Trust owned village of West Wycombe at Pedestal Roundabout at junction of A40 and A4010.

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distance 10.68km Vertical gain +105m Vertical drop -98m Durée 3h20 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Eye and Dunsden - Oxfordshire

Nice walk from The Flowing Spring pub around Playhatch, Dunsden, Crowsley Park and Binfield Heath.

Walking Pegsdon and Deacon Hills ( Download : )
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Pegsdon and Deacon Hills
distance 5.26km Vertical gain +99m Vertical drop -103m Durée 1h45 Moderate Moderate
Starting point Starting point in Shillington - Bedfordshire

A circuit from Pegsdon, through the Pegsdon Hills Nature Reserve to Deacon Hill with its ancient earthworks. Return past a mature beech wood and Knocking Hoe reserve.

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distance 11.34km Vertical gain +140m Vertical drop -142m Durée 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.

Walking Peppard Common - Route 1 ( Download : )
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distance 7.03km Vertical gain +47m Vertical drop -49m Durée 2h10 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Rotherfield Peppard - Oxfordshire

Peppard Common – Cowfields Farm – Peppard Common.

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distance 11.45km Vertical gain +20m Vertical drop -21m Durée 3h20 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Goring - Oxfordshire

An easy walk along a beautiful part of the Thames.

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distance 9.23km Vertical gain +134m Vertical drop -130m Durée 3h00 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Goring - Oxfordshire

A scenic walk with two uphill climbs. Goring – Elvendon Valley – Great Chalk Wood – Goring.

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distance 7.38km Vertical gain +92m Vertical drop -88m Durée 2h20 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Goring - Oxfordshire

A walk along the Thames and then a climb and wooded walk back to Goring.

Walking The Flower Pot - Route 3 ( Download : )
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distance 9.91km Vertical gain +58m Vertical drop -65m Durée 3h00 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Remenham - Berkshire

Relatively easy walking with two uphill sections. Aston – Rememham – Hambleden – Aston.

Walking The Rising Sun - Route 3 ( Download : )
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distance 11.42km Vertical gain +100m Vertical drop -94m Durée 3h35 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Highmoor - Oxfordshire

Easy walking with one quite lengthy uphill stretch.

Walking The Rising Sun - Route 2 ( Download : )
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distance 7.51km Vertical gain +95m Vertical drop -87m Durée 2h25 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Highmoor - Oxfordshire

Easy walking on fairly level terrain. Nettlebed estate – Deadman’s Lane – Highmoor.

Walking The Rising Sun - Route 1 ( Download : )
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distance 6.37km Vertical gain +54m Vertical drop -48m Durée 2h00 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Highmoor - Oxfordshire

Easy walking on fairly level terrain. Shepherds Green – Nettlebed estate – Witheridge Hill.