Archives Leaflets

The Chiltern Link

Thanks to the Society’s Donate-a-Gate scheme you can now experience open fields, lovely beech woodland and the peace and quiet of classic Chilterns countryside, all without the need to clamber over stiles.

Stanley Spencer’s Cookham

This walk will take you round Sir Stanley Spencer’s home village, a place he regarded as ‘heaven on earth’. It also ventures into thesurrounding countryside and along the Thames.

Hampden Monument Walk

This walk takes you through beautiful rolling countryside, past the home of an English Civil War hero and the monumenterected in his memory. It also gives you the opportunity to imagine yourself on the set of a Hammer horror film.

Heartwood Forest walk

On the edge of the Chilterns you find what’s now the largest continuous new native forest in England. We’ve chosen a route that features some of the best scenery throughout the year and has a magnificent display of bluebells in…

The Chess Valley Walk

Starting at Rickmansworth, Chorleywood or Chalfont & Latimer tube stations, three linear walks to Chesham. With historic buildings and estates, water meadows, ancient field systems and nature reserves.

Studham QEII Platinum Jubilee Walk

To mark the 70th anniversary of the ascension of Queen Elizabeth II in 1952, this commemorative walk around the village, takes in some of the village landmarks and plenty of open countryside and native woodland.

Penn Jubilee Wood walk

A more challenging walk through woods and fields that also has a couple of more gentle options. The highlight is a visit to the fairly recently planted Penn Diamond Jubilee Wood and the opportunity to sample the food and drink…

Brush Hill & Whiteleaf Hill Walk

This 2 mile walk explores two of the Chiltern Society’s most important nature reserves. It’s easy walking but there is one steep climb. Both sites provide fantastic panoramic views of the Chilterns escarpment, Vale of Aylesbury and further

Hound of the Baskerville’s Walk!

This undulating stile free 5.5 walk explores the Chilterns countryside around the south Oxfordshire village of Binfield Heath. Look out for historic cottages, a former deer park and evidence of past brick making. There is also plenty of flora and…

Chesham Riverside and Woodland

The Chilterns are well known for their beech woodlands. This gentle 2.5 mile stile free walk goes through some of the best of them enabling you to appreciate their beauty and take in some lovely views over the Chess Valley.

Henley Hills and Woodland

A lovely 5 miles stile-free walk that explores the hills and woodlands that overlook the beautiful market town of Henley-on-Thames. The first section of the walk is across high parkland with excellent views, the return is through woodland.

Ley Hill Social Distancing Walk

This 3.8 mile stile free walk to the east of Chesham explores the network of paths in beautiful rolling countryside. There are lovely views of the Chess valley and the walk passes Cowcroft Wood nature reserve where bluebells and wild…

Lilley and Warden Hill Social Distancing Walk

Starting from the historic village of Lilley, this 4.8 mile stile free walk is a largely gentle route through farmland and chalk downland to the summit of Warden Hill. You will be rewarded with far reaching views in all directions.…

Nettlebed Circular Social Distancing Walk

Nettlebed is in the midst of the Chilterns and a beautiful place for walking. This 6 mile walk has no stiles or kissing gates. It passes through Warburg Nature Reserve, best known for its dormouse population. There is a visitor…

Pegsdon and Deacon Hills

This 3.5 mile walk climbs steadily into the Pegsdon Hills Nature Reserve where you can see rare chalkland plants and butterflies. From the top you can enjoy some of the best views in the North Chilterns. One of a series…

Pitstone Hill

This 6 mile stile free walk initially follows the ancient Ridgeway with stunning views from the top of Pitstone Hill before returning through the beautiful woodland of the National Trust’s Ashridge Estate. One of a series of Social Distancing walks.

Peppard Woodland

A scenic 2.1 mile stile free walk which starts in Peppard Common and follows Dog Lane and the Chiltern Way. A gentle walk on wide tracks. One of a series of Social Distancing walks.

Red Kite Social Distancing Walk

A 4.5 mile stile free walk that passes through beautiful Chiltern valleys where red kites are abundant. You can also enjoy panoramic views, ancient beech woods and rolling farmland. One of a series of Social Distancing walks.

Tring Park Walk

A 4.2 mile stile free walk from the old market town of Tring which explores both the town and the surrounding countryside. It includes a world famous museum, a magnificent village hall, a few follies and the all year round…

Berkhamsted and Ashridge

This 5 mile stile free walk takes in some great views of the urban landscape, valleys and woodland to the north and west of the historic town of Berkhamsted. One of a series of Social Distancing walks

Great Offley Walk

A 6.2 mile walk from the village of Great Offley that has scenic views and the opportunity to see such wildlife as red kites and buzzards, and perhaps a sparrow hawk or a hobby, or even a rare bee orchid.…

Whiteleaf Walk

5.7 miles, with c900ft of ascent over the length of the walk. A moderately demanding walk, with one fairly steep descent and two moderate ascents. One stile. Look out for the painted waymarkers on the trees. Download a PDF for…

Walk the HOOP

The Hitchin Outer Orbital Path follows public rights of way, countryside paths and some pavements to form a 12 mile (19.3km) route around Hitchin. The route can be broken down into stages and there are bus services to/from the town…

The Phoenix Trail

Moderate walk: 5 miles, linear shared path for walkers, cyclists and wheelchair users. Start: Thame centre. Finish: Princes Risborough centre.

The Lee and Lee Common

7 km (4¼ miles), allow 2¼ hours. Start and finish: Park at The Lee (not Lee Common or Lee Clump) village green, avoiding driveways, or in the Cock and Rabbit car park with the landlord’s permission.

Studham Common Walk

Short circular walk: 1½ miles (2.4 km), open grassed area, allow 45 minutes. Start and finish: War Memorial, West Common.

St Paul’s Walden Walk

6.5 miles, with 475ft/145m of ascent. A moderate walk with steady ascents and descents. Paths are generally good, but the sections through woodland can be very muddy in wet conditions.

Princes Risborough Ridgeway Circular Walk

A 7 mile circular walk following sections of The Ridgeway National Trail and the Chiltern Way, through beautiful Chilterns scenery including wooded hills and nature reserves. You will pass some great rural pubs, a windmill and some far-reaching views.

Prestwood Walk

5.8 miles, with c110m of ascent A moderate walk, with the main climb at the start. Can be muddy in places. Four stiles.

Pegsdon Spring Walk

5 miles. A moderate walk, with c600ft of ascent over its length. No stiles. There is a more strenuous option which adds an extra 160ft of ascent.


4 km (2½ miles), allow 1½ hours. Start and finish: The Old Kiln, Nettlebed Village.

Little Chalfont to Chesham

This 9.7 km (6 mile) walk starts at Chalfont & Latimer station and finishes at Chesham, both on the Metropolitan Line. Several interesting waypoints are all described in the leaflet, including the sites of: a 1st century Roman villa, a…

Ivinghoe Beacon

Short walk: 3 miles (5.5km), circular walk through open country and woods with some strenuous climbs, allow 1.75 hours. Start and finish: Step’s Hill Car Park off the road from Ringshall to Ivinghoe Beacon.

Great Missenden to Chesham

This 9.8 km (just over 6 mile) walk starts at Great Missenden railway station and finishes at Chesham Metropolitan line station. Several interesting waypoints are all described in the leaflet, including: the site of a Saxon church, 12th century earthworks…

Forty Green Pub Walks

Pub Stroll: Just over ½ mile (1km), allow 30 minutes. Longer walk: 2 miles (3.5km), allow 1 hour, woodland, meadows and hills. Start and finish: Royal Standard of England PH, Forty Green.

Flamstead Farmland Walk

Short walk: 2½ miles (4km), undulating farmland, allow 1¼ hours. Moderate walk: 6 miles (10km), undulating farmland, allow 3 hours. Start and finish: Car Park at the junction of Friendless Lane & Mill Lane.

Common Series – Nettlebed

17 mile: start/finish at Nettlebed. 10½ mile: start/finish at Nettlebed. 11½ mile: start/finish at Nettlebed. Includes Lower Common Wood, Greys Green, Peppard common, Kingwood common, Ipsden Heath, Nuffield common and Nettlebed common.

Common Series Near Berkhamsted

17 mile: start/finish at Berkhamsted railway station. 8 mile: start/finish at Bridgewater Monument, Ashridge. 8½ mile: start/finish at Berkhamsted railway station. Includes Berkhamsted, Pitstone, Ivinghoe, Aldbury and Northchurch commons.

Common Series – Marlow and High Wycombe

18 mile: start/finish at Marlow. 10 mile: start/finish at West Wycombe. 12 mile: start/finish at Marlow. Includes Marlow, Moorend, Ditchfield, Handleton and Wheeler End commons, West Wycombe Hill (which is a common), Toweridge and Booker commons.

Common Series – Ewelme and Ibstone

18 mile: start/finish at Ewelme. 8 mile: start/finish at Christmas Common. 8½ mile: start/finish at Ewelme. 9¾ mile: start/finish at Cookley Green. Includes Watlington Chalk Pits, Ibstone common, Turville Heath, Maidensgrove common, Cookley Green and Ewelme’s cow common.

Chorleywood to Chesham

This 13.7 km (8½ mile) walk starts at Chorleywood station and finishes at Chesham, both on the Metropolitan Line. Several interesting waypoints are all described in the leaflet, including: Chenies Manor, views of the London skyline (on a clear day)…

Chesham Food Trail

This leaflet contains four trails; one in the town and three in the surrounding countryside. Chocolate, bread, the Chesham Sausage, local honey and many other surprises are to be found in town. In the countryside the visitor will find apple…

Charlton Walk

6.7 miles with 505ft of ascent A moderate stile-free walk over rolling countryside. Gaining access through some kissing gates along the route will test your ingenuity!

Bullocks Farm Walk

Moderate walk: 4½ miles (7.2km), common land, farmland and woodland, allow 2¼ hours. Start and finish: Lane End Car Park or the Chequers Pub, Wheeler End Common.

Brush Hill Walk

This 3 mile stile free walk takes in two Chiltern Society nature reserves that have some of the finest views in the area. 180m of ascent.

Boxmoor Trust Orange Walk

Short, easy walk: ¾ mile (1¼km), allow 30-60 mins. Wheelchair friendly. Start and finish: Car park next to the Old Barn near A4251 (London Road).

Bolter End Farm

Short stile-free walk 2 miles (3km), allow 1 hour. Start and finish: Lane End car park near High Wycombe, HP14.

Berkhamsted Waterways Walk

Short walk: 2 miles (3km), no stiles, allow 45 mins.Wheelchair friendly. Medium walk: 4 miles (6km), no stiles, allow 1½ hours. Long walk: 6 miles (10km), no stiles, allow 2½ hours. Start and finish: Berkhamsted Railway Station.

Aston Rowant Walk

150 m (165 yd) path from the main car park to a viewpoint and longer, flatter, 750 m (820 yd) path through beech woods.

Amersham to Chesham (Station to Station)

This 7.2 km (4½ mile) walk starts at Amersham station and finishes at Chesham, both on the Metropolitan Line. Several interesting waypoints are all described in the leaflet, including: a memorial to the Amersham Martyrs, a 17th century market hall…

Aston Rowant Discovery Trail

This download includes map, description and 5-page illustrated guide to the route. Shorter route: 5¼ miles (8.5 km), allow 2½ hours. With extension to pub and hotel: 6¼ miles (10 km), allow 2¾ hours. Start and finish: The Green or…