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Walking Hambleden Circular ( Download : )
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distance 9.98 km Vertical gain +153 m Vertical drop -155 m Durée 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.

Organisation / Walking Club / Mountain guide
distance 15.23 km Vertical gain +341 m Vertical drop -338 m Durée 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.

Walks near Shakespeare's Way

Walker
distance 14.25 km Vertical gain +12 m Vertical drop -20 m 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.

Professional from the tourism industry
distance 12.37 km Vertical gain +5 m Vertical drop -5 m Durée 3h35 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Shiplake - Oxfordshire

A walk from station to station using the Thames Path.

Walker
distance 19.71 km Vertical gain +210 m Vertical drop -201 m 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 : )
Walker
distance 17.22 km Vertical gain +313 m Vertical drop -249 m 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.

Professional from the tourism industry
distance 4.96 km Vertical gain +4 m Vertical drop -12 m Durée 1h25 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Twyford - Berkshire

A walk from station to station using the Thames Path.

Organisation / Walking Club / Mountain guide
distance 25.80 km Vertical gain +304 m Vertical drop -349 m Durée 8h15 Moderate Moderate
Starting point Starting point in Watlington - Oxfordshire

The Ridgeway the other way. The National Trail from NE to SW. This Stage 3 has a bit of everything. The route runs long the Upper Icknield Way on the way to the small hamlet of Swyncombe. Then crosses the Chiltern Way on it's way to the village of Nuffield. The route then runs on a narrow secluded path alongside the ancient Grim’s Ditch before reaching the River Thames. On the opposite bank, another National Trail runs, The Thames Path

Professional from the tourism industry
distance 6.83 km Vertical gain +10 m Vertical drop -10 m Durée 2h00 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Oxfordshire

Lovely walk along the Thames from Reading Station to The Flowing Spring pub.

Organisation / Walking Club / Mountain guide
distance 10.70 km Vertical gain +228 m Vertical drop -219 m Durée 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.

Organisation / Walking Club / Mountain guide
distance 26.52 km Vertical gain +247 m Vertical drop -217 m Durée 8h15 Moderate Moderate
Starting point Starting point in Streatley - Berkshire

The Ridgeway the other way. The National Trail from North-East to South-West. The fourth stage is a broad track for a considerable distance, mostly with a natural surface and few hedges. Here the sky dominates but it can be particularly exposed in wet, cold or hot weather.

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