The Chiltern Way…

The Chiltern Way is a circular walking route of 134 miles that was established by Chiltern Society volunteers in 2000. Offering breath taking views of the rolling landscape, the route stretches around the AONB and is enjoyed by thousands of walkers every year.

If you fancy walking the entire original trail (excluding extensions), it will take you approximately 12 days, assuming an average distance covered of 10 miles a day. A helpful list of accommodation along the route is available here.

Route extensions
Two extensions were formed in 2003; a southern one from Bix Bottom via Mapledurham on the Thames adding a loop of 31 miles, and a northern one from Sharpenhoe Clappers via the Icknield Way and the outskirts of Hitchin adding a further 27 miles. The Creation of The Berkshire Loop in 2010 added an extra 28 Miles.

Explore it for yourself…

The Complete Route of The Chiltern Way

Get involved…

Walk with us

Why not join us on one of our regular walks? A great way to meet people and explore the countryside.

Fancy lending a hand?

Have you considered joining one of our path maintenance groups? They are the gatekeepers to the Chilterns and help keep our rights of way clear & tidy.

Report a problem

If you know of any footpaths or bridleways that are blocked and need attention, please let us know.

Did you know that…?

It would take the average person a whopping
400,000 footsteps
to complete the Chiltern Way!