Here’s a selection of our favourite family friendly walks for you to enjoy.
We are also including a list of activities. Why not take them along on each walk, to entertain the kids and occupy the family?
- Identifying Birds – Activity Sheet
- Pooh Stick – Activity Sheet
- What to spot on a January walk
- What to spot on a February walk
- Foot Prints – what animal tracks can you spot?
Please remember to ALWAYS follow the Countryside Code.
We have linked most of the walks to the ViewRanger Smartphone App which is easy to download to a smartphone or tablet. For more information on how to get started on ViewRanger, please see link to our website. With Viewranger, not only will you know where you are at all times, you’ll also see loads of interesting information pop-up at points along the route.
- Amersham to Little Missenden – 3 miles
There is plenty of wildlife to be seen around Shardeloes Lake. Open pastures where kids can run around. Suitable for more all-terrain strollers. See if you can spot the mistletoe in the trees. Look out for the red berries on the trees, food for birds in the winter. Koko’s gourmet food trailer by the lake.
Amersham to Little Missenden – 3 miles
Viewranger – Amersham to Little Missenden – 3 miles
- Ashridge Estate Walks – 1 & 2 miles
Lots for kids to do in the woods. Great views, Café, toilets and bookshop. Lots of wildlife including, if you are lucky, deer.
Ashridge Estate Walks – 1 & 2 miles
- Bourne End and Spade Oak Lake – 3 miles
A walk along the bank of the Thames. Lots of wildlife and trees. Crosses the railway line. Walk could be shortened to 3km by using the Spade Oak car park.
Bourne End and Spade Oak Lake – 3 miles
Viewranger – Bourne End and Spade Oak Lake – 3 miles
- Brush Hill and Whiteleaf Walk – 2 miles
A tour of two of the Chiltern Society’s premier sites. There are great views, ancient barrows and WW1 trenches.
Brush Hill and Whiteleaf Walk – 2 miles
- Chesham Riverside and Woodland Walk – 2.5 miles
Children’s playground at the start. Riverside and lakeside walk, lots of wildlife.Waterfall. Stepping stones on the way. Woodland for adventurous games. Suitable for more all-terrain strollers, two gates which can be avoided by a short detour.
Chesham Riverside and Woodland Walk – 2.5 miles
- Galley and Warden Hills – Various Options
This leaflet is great. Has lots of interesting information.
Galley and Warden Hills – Various Options
Viewranger – Galley and Warden Hills – Various Options
- Greys Court Estate Stile-free Walk – 2 miles
Easy well signposted route through woodland and open countryside. Parking onsite has to be pre-booked. Park in Rocky Lane or the village and join the walk at Point 9.
Greys Court Estate Stile-free Walk – 2 miles
Viewranger – Greys Court Estate Stile-free Walk – 2 miles
- Marsworth Waterside walk – 3 mile shorter option
Plenty of waterside walking with lots of wildlife. Café at the car park.
Marsworth Waterside walk – 3 mile shorter option
Viewranger – Marsworth Waterside walk – 3 mile shorter option
- Nettlebed – 2.5 miles
A walk that combines beautiful scenery and ancient beech woodlands that kids to run around in. Care needed crossing the B481 road.
Nettlebed – 2.5 miles
Viewranger – Nettlebed – 2.5 miles
- Ramble ‘round the Rye – and activity sheet
Children’s history trail around the Rye in High Wycombe. Activity sheet to complete.
Ramble ‘round the Rye – and activity sheet
- The Chequers Valley Walk – 2.75 miles
A peaceful walk in the countryside with the opportunity to see wildlife. There is the possibility of seeing a herd of deer or getting close up views of red kites.
The Chequers Valley Walk – 2.75 miles
Viewranger – The Chequers Valley Walk – 2.75 miles
- West Wycombe Woodland Walk
Woodland with great views and includes the Hell Fire caves. Very popular route for families.
West Wycombe Woodland Walk
Viewranger – West Wycombe Woodland Walk
We do hope you enjoy these walks and activities.