Free Guided Walks

Free guided walks programme

We organise a popular programme of twice-weekly free guided walks throughout the year, designed to explore this wonderful area, the Chilterns, as well as improving both physical and mental health. These circular walks are led by our experienced and enthusiastic walk leaders, are mostly 5-6 miles in distance and take approx. 2½ hours to complete. Well behaved dogs are welcome.

The latest walks programme is listed further down on this page. We require online pre-booking for all of our walks as outlined below.

These walks are open to all members.  Non-members are welcome to join us as guests for two or three walks, though if you walk with the group regularly you will be expected to join the Chiltern Society to support our work in caring for the Chilterns. Join here.

If you’re interested in becoming a walks leader please contact our Walks Coordinator, Paul Cooke, on 01494 778024, or…

Sunday walks

These walks, suitable for all the family, usually depart at 10am (unless otherwise advised in the walk’s description), and require you to be at the meet point 10 minutes before the start for the welcome briefing.

Due to the variability in numbers attending the Sunday walks, we use the booking system to assess the demand for the walk. The booking window closes at noon on the Saturday, the day before the walk. In the rare event of no bookings being received the walk leader may cancel the walk.

Wednesday walks

Due to the popularity of the mid-week walks, we frequently offer two walk groups. The first group ‘The Groovers’ walk at a relaxed pace and/or a slightly shorter distance, departing at 10.15am. The second group ‘The Movers’ walk at a slightly faster pace and/or a slightly extended distance, departing at 10.30am. Meet up for the welcome briefing at least 10 minutes prior to the departure time for the respective group.

To assess the demand and necessity for both groups, we require walkers to pre-register via the online booking system shown within each walk. During registration you advise which of the 2 groups you want to join. If total registered attendee numbers are below or around 20 we may amalgamate the groups into one combined group.

The registration window opens in calendar month blocks, and registration will open by the last Thursday of the previous month. Registration for individual walks closes at noon on the day before the walk.

After booking

For all walks, if, after booking for a walk, and the booking window is still open, you’re unable to come on the walk, please email the office. If the booking window has closed, please contact the walk leader directly on the telephone number advised.

Wednesday 19 June

Organised Walks - The Lee, Bucks

Meet at The Cock and Rabbit PH, The Lee (near Great Missenden), HP16 9LZ. A 5.5 mile walk, initially heading fairly steeply down towards Wendover looking over the HS2 works.
Sunday 23 June

Organised Walks - Little Chalfont, Bucks

Meet outside the ticket office entrance (main car park/ London trains side) at Chalfont & Latimer Station Little Chalfont, HP7 9PR. Parking at the station £3. An easy very scenic 
Wednesday 26 June

Organised Walks - Greys Court, Oxon

Park and meet at the SE end of Rocky Lane, RG9 4RE, just S of Greys Court. Limited roadside parking spaces, but NT members may prefer to use the Greys
Sunday 30 June

Organised Walks - Frieth, Oxon

Meet at the free public car park next to Frieth Village Hall (next to the school), RG9 6PR. A hilly 5.5 mile walk in woodland and across open countryside. The
Wednesday 03 July

Organised Walks - Belsize (near Sarratt), Herts

Meet at The Plough PH, Dunny Lane, Belsize (near Sarratt), WD3 4NP. Park in the pub car park if lunching, or roadside near the pub if not. A 5.75 mile
Sunday 07 July

Organised Walks - Cholesbury, Bucks

Meet at Cholesbury Village Hall, Cholesbury Lane (near Chesham), HP23 6ND. Limited parking available on the verge in front of the hall, with further parking nearby roadside opposite the Full
Wednesday 10 July

Organised Walks - Nettlebed, Oxon

Meet in Nettlebed by the bus stop on the A4130, by Nettlebed Kiln, RG9 5AX. Park either by the common on The Green, or in the large Village Club car park off
Sunday 14 July

Organised Walks - Christmas Common, Oxon

Park and meet in Christmas Common along Northend Rd near its junction with Christmas Common Rd.  with room for about 6 cars. This is very near the Fox and Hounds PH,
Wednesday 17 July

Organised Walks - Aston, Oxon

Meet and park - car sharing where possible- at the overflow car park of The Flower Pot PH, Aston Lane, Aston (off the A4130 near Henley), RG9 3DG. A 5.5
Sunday 21 July

Organised Walks - Chenies, Bucks

Meet at the roofed pump, on the small green, in the centre of Chenies village, just off of Latimer Road, WD3 6ER. Limited parking on the side roads around the
Wednesday 24 July

Organised Walks - Stoke Row, Oxon

Meet outside the Maharaja's Well, Main Street, Stoke Row, RG9 5QE Parking available roadside along Main Street (or at the Cherry Tree if pre-booked for lunch). This walk is just
Sunday 28 July

Organised Walks - Cadmore End, Bucks

Meet at Cadmore End (nr High Wycombe) in Church Road (off the B482 / Marlow Road), directly opposite the village school, HP14 3PE. Ample parking along the verge, or in
Wednesday 31 July

Organised Walks - Longwick, Bucks

Meet at The Red Lion PH, Thame Road, Longwick, HP27 9SG. Park in the pub car park if lunching, otherwise adjacent in Chestnut Way. The 6 mile flat walk has
Sunday 04 August

Organised Walks - Church End, Bucks

Meet at Bledlow Church (Holy Trinity), Church End, HP27 9PD. Parking roadside or in the small lay-by. A 6 mile walk offering excellent views going out along the Ridgeway to
Wednesday 07 August

Organised Walks - Ashridge, Herts

Meet by the National Trust Ashridge Visitor Centre, end of Monument Drive, off the B4506 nr Berkhamsted, HP4 1LT. Plentiful free parking and toilet facilities / refreshments available at the
Sunday 11 August

Organised Walks - Ashley Green, Bucks

Meet outside the Ashley Green Memorial Hall, Two Dells Lane (near to and opposite the church), Ashley Green, HP5 3RB. Free parking, and WC /light refreshments at the popular Glebe
Wednesday 14 August

Organised Walks - Hambleden, Bucks

Meet at the Hambleden village car park, entrance behind the Stag & Huntsman PH, RG9 6RP (parking charge of £3 for 4 hours). A gorgeous and popular 5.7 mile walk
Sunday 18 August

Organised Walks - Aldbury, Herts

Meet outside The Greyhound PH, 19 Stocks Road, Aldbury HP23 5RT. Limited street parking outside the pub, but more free parking a little further along Stocks Rd at the village
Wednesday 21 August

Organised Walks - Thame, Oxon

A 6-mile circular flat walk from Thame (Oxon) to Haddenham (Bucks). Meet in Cattle Market car park, off North Street (B4445), Thame, OX9 3FP. Pay and display £2.60 for 5 hours
Sunday 25 August

Organised Walks - August Bank Holiday Weekend - No Walks

Wednesday 28 August

Organised Walks - Colney Heath, Herts

Meet at The Crooked Billet, 88 High St, Colney Heath, AL4 0NP (approx. 3 miles east of St Albans off A414). Park on a side road if not lunching at
Sunday 01 September

Organised Walks - Knotty Green, Bucks

Meet in Knotty Green, near Beaconsfield, on the grassed area beside the Lion of Beaconsfield PH (formerly the Red Lion), at the junction of Forty Green Road with B474 Penn
Wednesday 04 September

Organised Walks - Latimer, Bucks

Meet at the rear of Latimer House, Latimer village, HP5 1UJ in the large Waterhouse free car park (enter by the St Mary’s Church turn-off from Church Lane, passing by
Sunday 08 September

Organised Walks - Stokenchurch, Bucks

Meet on the grass area alongside the fire-damaged Kings Hotel, Stokenchurch, HP14 3TA. Park in the side roads opposite the hotel. A hilly six-mile walk heading north to Sprig's Alley

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