This circular walk from Henley to Greys Court was a last minute decision walk. As in, I was on the train on my way to Paddington Station when I decided.…
The Chiltern Hills are an area of beautiful countryside located just north west of London. It’s so beautiful, that it’s been made official….it’s a designated AONB. Home to some of the most beautiful towns and villages in Britain, rolling green hills, and a little bit of the River Thames.
The Chilterns span across Oxfordshire, Buckinghamshire, Hertfordshire and Bedfordshire…All the shires. As you go further south, the Chilterns merge into the North Wessex AONB.
Walks in the Chilterns
Being that the area is pure countryside, you have plenty of options for walks. Wether you are after hills, woodland, chalk hill figures, country estate, river side walks. You can even do walks to take you from one beautiful quaint town or village to another.
The Ridgeway National Trail runs through the Chilterns (starting over the other side of North Wessex). It’s the oldest road on Britain, don’t worry, it’s not a road anymore.
You can easily get into the Chilterns by train from London. The area is serviced by the Thames Link (from London Kingscross), Chiltern Railways (from Marylebone station), West Midlands/North Western Trains (from Euston station), Great Western Railway (from London Paddington), the Elizabeth line (from London Paddington) and the Metropolitan line (the purple underground line).
Confused? No worries, you don’t need to think about any of this, just enter where you want to go on Trainline, and it will tell you where to start from. For every walk I have written a guide on, I tell you where to go.
This walk takes you on a circular route from the lovely village of Marlow, along the River Thames, around Spade Oak Lake, and then circles back through the tiny little,…
This river walk takes you from the beautiful Henley-on-Thames, along a very civilised path, past lots of giant houses, before finishing in Marlow. It is a 9 mile section of…
This walk from Wendover takes you up 3 or 4 big hills (and some smaller ones). Coombe Hill, Beacon Hill, Whiteleaf Hill, then the optional walk up to Brush Hill.…
This 6 mile circular walk in the Chilterns takes you through the two lovely villages of Hambleden and Medmenham, some woodland, and along the River Thames. This was also to…
This 9 mile circular walk in the Chilterns takes you from Tring train station, up to Ivinghoe Beacon and along the Ridgeway before looping back around to Tring. I must…