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Walking in the Chilterns

35 walks in the Chiltern hills - an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty

This guidebook to Walking in the Chilterns offers 35 of the best walks in the Chilterns Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. The Chiltern Hills is a peaceful walking destination of chalk hills and ancient woodlands within easy reach of London. The walks in this guidebook range from 4 to 12 miles and are suitable for most walkers. GPX files available to help with navigation.


Walking in the Chilterns is enjoyable at any time of the year. Spring and early summer are best for wild flowers; the autumn colours are spectacular; a frosty winter's day gives impressive views


The Chiltern Hills stretch between Reading, London, Aylesbury and Luton. Walks around Amersham, Dunstable, Henley-on-Thames, High Wycombe, Ivinghoe, Princes Risborough, Tring, Whipsnade and plenty more.


The routes range from 4 to 12 miles and cover fairly low-level terrain, and although some have several, sometimes steep, climbs and descents, they should be suitable for most walkers. GPX files available to help with navigation.

Must See

Panoramic views from the crest of the Chilterns including Ivinghoe Beacon, Coombe Hill, Whiteleaf Hill and Watlington Hill; great views, rolling hills, peaceful woods; riverside walks and picturesque villages with thatched cottages; lots of detours to cosy local pubs and historic churches included
24 Sept 2018
17 Aug 2021
17.20 x 11.60 x 1.30cm

A guidebook to 35 day walks in the Chiltern Hills. Lying within reach of London, the spectacular Chilterns AONB extends across Oxfordshire, Buckinghamshire, Hertfordshire and Bedfordshire, and with routes in the guidebook covering the whole region, there’s something for beginner and experienced walkers alike. 

The walks range in length from 6–19km (4–12 miles) and take between 2 and 6 hours to complete, perfect for either a short stroll or a full day out.  

  • 1:50,000 OS maps reproduced at 1:40,000 for greater clarity included for each walk 
  • Sized to easily fit in a jacket pocket 
  • GPX files available to download 
  • Detailed information on refreshments and public transport for each walk 
  • Local points of interest are featured including Ivanhoe Beacon 

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Steve Davison Cicerone author SDAVISON

By Steve Davison

Steve Davison is a writer and photographer who has written a number of books, including several guidebooks published by Cicerone. He has also written articles for a range of outdoor magazines and other publications. A keen hill walker for most of his life, with interests in nature, geology and the countryside, Steve is a qualified Mountain Leader and has also previously worked as a part-time outdoor education instructor. He is a member of the Outdoor Writers and Photographers Guild. Find out more about him at 

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