The Chiltern Way Basic Guide

Let us guide you

We’ve created a basic guide to the Chiltern Way, North Chiltern Trail, Berkshire Loop and Northern and Southern Links. The walk directions and maps are available on OS Maps and as downloadable leaflets. Links to the stages are below.

With much of the Chiltern Way inside the Chilterns Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, we hope the guidance on this page will help you to find your own way through some of the most beautiful and unspoilt countryside in England.

Our Chiltern Way Basic Guide is a PDF containing background information and help with using the guides. Following this link will download it.

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Chiltern Way

Published in a collection of fifteen stages. Each is available on OSMaps or as a downloadable leaflet by selecting an option (button) in the list below.

Selecting ‘OS Maps’ will, depending on your set-up, open that section in your OS Maps app, or a new window in your browser. Selecting ‘Leaflet’ will download a PDF to your device. We hope you enjoy your walk!

Chiltern Way 1 – Hemel Hempstead to Chalfont St Giles
Chiltern Way 2 – Chalfont St Giles to Marlow Bottom
Chiltern Way 3 – Marlow Bottom to Stonor
Chiltern Way 4 – Stonor to Sonning Common
Chiltern Way 5 – Sonning Common to Whitchurch
Chiltern Way 6 – Whitchurch to Woodcote
Chiltern Way 7 – Woodcote to Ewelme
Chiltern Way 8 – Ewelme to Stokenchurch
Chiltern Way 9 – Stokenchurch to Wendover Dean
Chiltern Way 10 – Wendover Dean to Ashridge
Chiltern Way 11 – Ashridge to Chalk Hill
Chiltern Way 12 – Chalk Hill to Barton
Chiltern Way 13 – Barton to Great Offley
Chiltern Way 14 – Great Offley to Peters Green
Chiltern Way 15 – Peters Green via Redbourn to Hemel

North Chiltern Trail

A 43 mile circular route around the North Chilterns. Following on from stages 13 and 14 of the Chiltern Way – from Barton to Peters Green – the stages below complete the circuit.

NCT4 – Peters Green to Lilley
NCT1 – Lilley to Barton

Berkshire Loop

We’re currently working on providing detailed instructions for this alternative route, which crosses the River Thames at Cookham and Henley.

BL1 – Lude Farm to Cookham Dean
BL2 – Cookham Dean to Remenham Hill
BL3 – Remenham Hill to Old Place

Northern & Southern Links

These two routes follow parts of the ‘original’ Chiltern Way.
CW Northern Link – Clappers to Peters Green
CW Southern Link – Stonor to Ewelme
CW Northern Link – Clappers to Peters Green
CW Southern Link – Stonor to Ewelme

Sample the Chiltern Way


Princes Risborough Circular Walk

Try this 7 mile circular walk which follows sections of The Ridgeway and the Chiltern Way, and will take you through beautiful Chilterns scenery including some of our very own nature reserves and heritage sites.

Ivinghoe Beacon Circular Walk

A 10 mile circuit passing through the National Trust Ashridge Estate. You can enjoy the contrasts between the airy ridges on The Ridgeway and the patchwork of woods and fields on the Chiltern Way.

Try the first stage of the route

Hemel Hempstead to Chalfont St Giles: Head south through villages, fields and woodland.  Cross the Chess near Sarratt and pass the Chiltern Open Air Museum on the way to Chalfont St Giles.

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