Summer walks on OS Maps

Welcome to our collection of Summer Walks

The routes below have been specially selected from the Chiltern Society walks on OS Maps. They will take you to some of the Chilterns’ most loved and iconic seasonal highlights.

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Wendover Woods and Cobblers Pits

This very varied walk takes in lovely woods, a hillfort, beautiful views over Aylesbury Vale and the peaceful Wendover Arm of the Grand Union Canal. In June you can experience one of the best displays of orchids anywhere in the Chilterns.

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Barton and Pegsdon Hills

A walk through two of the finest nature reserves in the North Chilterns linked by the ancient Icknield Way track. Fine views and a wealth of natural interest.

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Studham and Dunstable Downs

There’s a lot of lovely, rolling countryside in and around Studham Common, and dramatic views from Dunstable Downs. This walk visits a tree cathedral and a 16th century church, and offers the possibility of spotting exotic animals at Whipsnade Zoo.

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Nettlebed Countryside Walk

This beautiful walk is centred on the historic Oxfordshire village of Nettlebed. It features two commons, a nature reserve and the wonderful Chiltern landscape of beech woodlands, chalk grassland and rich wildlife.

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Box Moor Route

A short, easy walk through the woods and meadows of Westbrook Hay that is suitable for all abilities. It’s also an ideal opportunity to see both the wonderful views across the Bulbourne Valley and the important work the Box Moor Trust is undertaking.

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Aldbury to the Beacon and back through Ashridge

From picturesque Aldbury you follow the Ridgeway to Ivinghoe beacon, returning via the Ashridge boundary trail and the Chiltern Way. You can enjoy the contrasts between the two LDPs: airy ridges on the Ridgeway and the patchwork of woods and fields on the Chiltern Way.

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Ibstone and Turville

A walk on quiet rural paths with fine views and through pretty villages. The countryside has a peaceful, remote feeling despite being only a couple of miles from the M40 J5.

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Marlow Common Walk

A beautiful walk through the beech woods of Marlow Common and the Chiltern Society’s nature reserve. Look out for bluebells in the spring, orchids in early summer, and deer and red kites all year round.

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Marsworth Canals and Reservoirs

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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50 Great Walks in the Chilterns

A carefully selected collection of 50 favourite walks throughout the Chilterns.

Footpath Maps

View our own range of footpath maps covering all of the Chilterns.

The Chiltern Heritage Trail

A 50 mile circular route, which passes through all 14 parishes of the Chiltern District.

The Chiltern Way & Chiltern Way Extensions

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The complete official guide to the circular long-distance path through Beds, Bucks, Herts and Oxon.

More Great Walks in the Chilterns

A fine collection of 25 newly designed walks put together by members of the Chiltern Society.

Available to buy

50 Great Walks in the Chilterns

A carefully selected collection of 50 favourite walks throughout the Chilterns.

Footpath Maps

View our own range of footpath maps covering all of the Chilterns.

The Chiltern heritage Trail

A 50 mile circular route, which passes through all 14 parishes of the Chiltern District.

The Chiltern Way & Chiltern Way Extensions

OUT OF STOCK
The complete official guide to the circular long-distance path through Beds, Bucks, Herts and Oxon.

More Great Walks in the Chilterns

A fine collection of 25 newly designed walks put together by members of the Chiltern Society.

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