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distance 8.72km Vertical gain +8m Vertical drop -8m Durée 2h30 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Old Woughton - Milton Keynes

This is a reasonably flat walk, much of it beside water (river, canal and lake).

distance 9.42km Vertical gain +28m Vertical drop -27m Durée 2h45 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Old Woughton - Milton Keynes

A fairly easy walk from Ye Olde Swan at Woughton on the Green that follows the Grand Union Canal to Campbell Park, returning via Woolstone. All on surfaced paths.

Walking The Ouzel Valley Park ( Download : )
distance 4.73km Vertical gain +8m Vertical drop -8m Durée 1h20 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Old Woughton - Milton Keynes

This is a circular walk, along footpaths, red ways and a canal towpath. The walking is easy and accessible year round. It is wheelchair friendly, although there is one incline at the beginning of the trail which could present problems for some manual wheelchair users.

distance 7.47km Vertical gain +45m Vertical drop -45m Durée 2h15 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Campbell Park - Milton Keynes

The walk starts at the car park for the Tree Cathedral on Livingstone Drive, Newlands - close to Gulliver's Theme Park and the David Lloyd Sports Centre.

distance 10.29km Vertical gain +31m Vertical drop -31m Durée 3h00 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Great Linford - Milton Keynes

This walk starts and ends at Willen Local Centre (parking). You travel northwards to Tongwell Lake, then westwards to the Grand Union Canal at Giffard Park. Much of the route is southwards alongside the canal until reaching Campbell Park. The route continues southwards beside the canal, leaving the Canal Broadwalk to enter Woolstone in the direction of The Barge pub. It then continues towards the River Ouzel, turning northwards towards Willen Lake and from there back to Willen Local Centre.

distance 8.46km Vertical gain +14m Vertical drop -14m Durée 2h25 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Great Linford - Milton Keynes

A fairly flat route that follows a former railway line, the Grand Union Canal and passes through Stanton Low and Linford Manor Park.

distance 15.35km Vertical gain +80m Vertical drop -88m Durée 4h35 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Woburn - Bedfordshire

A fairly level Bedfordshire walk starts from Woburn and passes through the extensive grounds of Woburn Abbey to reach Eversholt. The return route includes the opportunity to have lunch in Milton Bryan and a further section of walking through the Abbey's extensive parkland.

distance 12.8km Vertical gain +83m Vertical drop -77m Durée 3h55 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Woburn - Bedfordshire

This fairly level Bedfordshire walk starts from Woburn and passes through the extensive grounds of Woburn Abbey to reach Eversholt. The return route includes a further section of walking through the Abbey's parkland.

Ampthill and central Bedfordshire
distance 13.43km Vertical gain +136m Vertical drop -127m Durée 4h15 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Ampthill - Bedfordshire

Starting near the site of Catherine of Aragon's house arrest and venturing into the surrounding areas. You'll see some lovely rolling countryside with views to the Chilterns and across Marston Vale to Bedford. The walk takes in a variety of environments : farmland, woods, an ancient meadow, parkland with Capability Brown landscaping, the ruins of a Jacobean/Classical mansion and memorials to Catherine of Aragon and the men of the Bedfordshire regiment who trained in the park and died in WW1.

Walking A short walk from Haynes ( Download : )
distance 11.17km Vertical gain +61m Vertical drop -61m Durée 3h20 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Haynes - Bedfordshire

Only a short distance from Bedford, this is really a delightful rural ramble in the home country of John Bunyan, starting on open uplands, descending to the plain surrounding Bedford and finishing through a stretch of woodland reserve. (The latter only in spring through autumn; in winter a longer alternative must be taken.) There is opportunity for refreshment near the end of the walk. It could be combined with walk 1130.

distance 17.71km Vertical gain +160m Vertical drop -164m Durée 5h30 Average Average
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 Hill walking from Hexton ( Download : )
distance 18.93km Vertical gain +186m Vertical drop -190m Durée 5h55 Average Average
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.

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 Pegsdon and Deacon Hills ( Download : )
Pegsdon and Deacon Hills
distance 5.26km Vertical gain +99m Vertical drop -103m Durée 1h45 Average Average
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.

End of the Chilterns : Pegsdon Hills & Little Offley
distance 15.28km Vertical gain +231m Vertical drop -226m Durée 5h00 Average Average
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 The Chilterns above Tring ( Download : )
distance 18.18km Vertical gain +243m Vertical drop -247m Durée 5h55 Average Average
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.

Walking Tring Reservoirs Wild Walk ( Download : )
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 : )
distance 16km Vertical gain +146m Vertical drop -145m Durée 5h00 Average Average
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.

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.

distance 8.5km Vertical gain +174m Vertical drop -148m Durée 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.

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

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

Walking Coombe Hill from Wendover ( Download : )
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.

distance 11.74km Vertical gain +157m Vertical drop -161m Durée 3h50 Average Average
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.

distance 10.39km Vertical gain +93m Vertical drop -96m Durée 3h15 Average Average
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.

Walking The Holly Brush - Route 3 ( Download : )
distance 8.77km Vertical gain +63m Vertical drop -55m Durée 2h40 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Redbourn - Hertfordshire

Adventurous walk with steep hill climbs and a winding woodland path.

Walking The Holly Bush - Route 2 ( Download : )
distance 3.17km Vertical gain +8m Vertical drop -8m Durée 0h55 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Redbourn - Hertfordshire

Easy level walking and solid underfoot throughout.

Walking The Holly Brush - Route 1 ( Download : )
distance 7.87km Vertical gain +35m Vertical drop -30m Durée 2h20 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Redbourn - Hertfordshire

Easy walking with some mild hill climbs and busy road.

distance 10.24km Vertical gain +76m Vertical drop -85m Durée 3h10 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Hertfordshire

Starting from Hemel Hempstead Station this is a walk which can be enjoyed without a car. The station is right on the edge of the town so virtually all the route is through the open country, much of it through Boxmoor Trust land, on the plateau of the Chilterns and along the Grand Union Canal. There are lots of reminders of the history of the area from 1594 through WWII. If you are lucky you may see a couple of rare farm breeds kept on Trust land and some interesting birds along the canal.