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Our walks programme

For the full list of our Organised Walks programme and to progress a Wednesday walk booking, please see link here.

We organise a popular programme of regular weekly walks throughout the year, designed to improve both physical and mental health and available to members as well as guests. The circular walks are usually between 5-6 miles distance and approx. 2½ hours should be allowed to complete the walk.

Sunday Walks – These walks, suitable for all the family, depart at 10am (unless otherwise advised), and do not require any pre-booking booking, so just turn up at least 10 minutes before the departure time for the welcome briefing.

Wednesday Walks – Due to the popularity of these walks, we usually offer two walk groups each week, with each group capped at a manageable 20 participants. 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 at least 10 minutes prior to departure for the welcome briefing. To assess the demand for both groups it is necessary to retain the online pre-booking system (initially introduced for Covid-19 compliance) embedded in the details for each Wednesday walk group. The registration window opens at 3pm on the Thursday prior to the walk and closes at noon the day before the walk. After booking if you are unable to attend, please email the office.

Please do not attend any of our walks if feeling unwell, or if you have been asked to self isolate or quarantine to comply with Covid-19 requirements. If after attending a walk you develop COVID-19 symptoms within 48 hours of the walk and then test positive for Covid, you must let us know by emailing the office.

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 email him here…

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Our Whiteleaf Hill reserve is well known for the 100m high
chalk hill figure on its northern slope and home to a
Neolithic barrow and WW1 practice trenches