Chilterns Walking Festival 2018

Explore landscapes, locations and larger-than-life personalities during the Chilterns Walking Festival spring event. For 16 days from Saturday 19 May – Sunday 03 June, an exciting programme of over 80 guided walks and special activities includes opportunities to discover new areas for walking, to learn new skills and to indulge in a home-made cream tea or locally brewed craft beer.

Buckinghamshire highlights include:

  • Scones and Stones – walk to 13C St Nicholas church through rural Hedsor, for a homemade clotted cream tea and tour around the interior. A shorter, 1.25 mile, return walk will help work off some of the calories!
  • Food, Farming and the Future – walk around the heritage orchard, hay meadows, woodland and parkland with outstanding views of a family farm near Prestwood. Return to the farmyard for tea and cake.
  • Pulpit Wood and Hill – a National Trust ranger led circular walk near Princes Risborough which features an Iron Age hillfort, archaeology, woodland management and natural history.
  • Coombe Hill and Chequers - from Coombe Hill Monument, follow the Ridgeway through ancient woodlands to enter the Chequers Estate, the country home of Britain’s prime minister.
  • Roald Dahl Countryside Trail - gentle guided walks for families around the woods and fields of Roald Dahl's home village of Great Missenden which inspired many of his characters and stories.
  • Take the Train for a Walk – linear trails covering Princes Risborough – Aylesbury or Amersham – Wendover.
  • Families seeking easy to access, free and fun things to do over the school half-term have plenty of exciting options to choose from.

Details of all guided walks, events and activities can be found on the website Most are free of charge though some require a small fee which is clearly shown. To assist walk leaders with expected numbers, all must be pre-booked.


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