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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.

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The Toughest Climb in the Chilterns
distance 13.51km Vertical gain +407m Vertical drop -404m Durée 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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distance 11.35km Vertical gain +149m Vertical drop -151m Durée 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.

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distance 15.82km Vertical gain +240m Vertical drop -242m Durée 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.

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distance 28.48km Vertical gain +388m Vertical drop -403m Durée 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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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.

Walking Dancersend Wildlife Walk ( Download : )
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distance 8.09km Vertical gain +144m Vertical drop -147m Durée 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.

Walking Cholesbury Camp, Chilterns ( Download : )
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distance 6.22km Vertical gain +63m Vertical drop -55m Durée 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 6.92km Vertical gain +107m Vertical drop -106m Durée 2h15 Moderate Moderate
Starting point Starting point in Tring - Hertfordshire

Climb from the pretty market town of Tring to Hastoe and return through beautiful Tring Park a mix of mature woodland and parkland.

Walking Prestwood Route, Chilterns ( Download : )
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distance 9.32km Vertical gain +102m Vertical drop -103m Durée 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 11.33km Vertical gain +173m Vertical drop -164m Durée 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 7.61km Vertical gain +23m Vertical drop -23m Durée 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 15.04km Vertical gain +205m Vertical drop -204m Durée 4h55 Moderate Moderate
Starting point Starting point in Aldbury - Hertfordshire

Experience the Ridgeway and Chiltern Way on a walk linking the woods of Ashridge with the woods above Tring Park across the Bulbourne Valley (Tring Gap).

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distance 14.02km Vertical gain +258m Vertical drop -258m Durée 4h45 Moderate Moderate
Starting point Starting point in Aldbury - Hertfordshire

This walk follows the ancient Ridgeway with stunning views from the tops of both Pitstone Hill and Ivinghoe Beacon, before returning through the beautiful woodland of the National Trust’s Ashridge Estate.

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.

Walking Tring Reservoirs Wild Walk ( Download : )
Tourist office
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.

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distance 16.8km Vertical gain +225m Vertical drop -205m Durée 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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Holmer Green to Coleshill via Penn Wood
distance 11.07km Vertical gain +42m Vertical drop -50m Durée 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.

Walking Naphill Route, Chilterns ( Download : )
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distance 11.49km Vertical gain +232m Vertical drop -234m Durée 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.

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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 A Penn Circuit, Chilterns ( Download : )
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distance 9.25km Vertical gain +71m Vertical drop -71m Durée 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 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.