Walking in the Chilterns
35 walks in the Chiltern hills - an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty
Guidebook to 35 walks in the Chiltern Hills of southern England. These chalk hills and ancient woodlands stretch from Reading and the Thames valley through Oxfordshire, Buckinghamshire and Hertfordshire to Luton. The selected walks, which range from 4 to 12 miles, showcase the best of this AONB and are as suitable for walkers of most abilities.
SeasonsSpring and early summer are best for wild flowers; in autumn, the beech woods are clothed in golden-brown autumnal colours; a frosty winter's day gives impressive views
CentresAldbury, Amersham, Chesham, Dunstable, Goring, Great Hampden, Henley-on-Thames, High Wycombe, Ivinghoe, Nettlebed, Princes Risborough, Tring, Wallingford, Wendover, Whipsnade
DifficultyWalks to suit most ages and abilities; no difficulties apart from some short steep uphill and downhill sections; can be muddy in winter
Must SeePanoramic views from the crest of the Chilterns including Ivinghoe Beacon, Coombe Hill, Whiteleaf Hill and Watlington Hill; peaceful beech woods; riverside scenes along the River Thames, Chess, Gade and Misbourne; picturesque villages with thatched cottages, historic churches and cosy pubs
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Steve Davison is a freelance writer and photographer who has written several walking guides. He has also written for a number of outdoor magazines and other publications, including local and national newspapers, specialising in hill walking and European travel, with interests in nature, geology and the countryside. A keen hill walker for many years and a Mountain Leader, Steve has also worked as a part-time outdoor education instructor. He is also a member of the Outdoor Writers and Photographers Guild.View author profile
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