Chess Valley Walk Rejuvenation Survey

Please complete our Chess Valley Walks Survey. Thank you!

Have you ever done some or all of the Chess Valley Walk? If you have walked any of the route, we would love your feedback!

The Chess Valley Walk is a 10 mile linear walk through the Chilterns following the River Chess from Rickmansworth to Chesham. It passes through the beautiful scenery of the Chess Valley and several attractive villages and at times gets close to the clear sparkling waters of the River Chess, one of the Chilterns’ famed chalk streams.

The Chess Valley has some of the most attractive countryside in the Chilterns Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. This landscape has a long and fascinating history with it the site of a Roman farm-villa at Latimer, the 13th century Chenies Manor and watercress beds at Sarratt. The river is rich in wildlife including kingfishers, water voles, brown trout, orchids and dragonflies.

Chalk streams are globally rare, only 260 chalk streams exist with 85% of them found in England, and 9 of these flow in the Chilterns. They are ecologically important, supporting a haven of wildlife and their aquifers provide water supply for the surrounding towns.

The Chiltern Chalk Streams Project are looking at rejuvenating the Chess Valley walk – assessing the route, its access, signage and information boards to improve the walk experience.

Please complete this short survey, it should take no more than 5 minutes and your feedback could help scope our work.

Here is the link to the survey:

Thank you!