Seasonal Walks on OSMaps

Welcome to our collection of Summer Walks

The routes below have been specially created by us on OS Maps to 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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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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Grand Union Canal

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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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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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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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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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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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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