Walking Festival

Chilterns Walking Festival

The next Chilterns Walking Festival will take place Saturday 19th May to Sunday 3rd June 2018 and promises an exciting programme of hikes, guided tours and special events right across the Chilterns. But there are lots of opportunities to get out and get active all year round, you can join a walking group or do your own thing with a choice of over 200 promoted routes in the Chilterns. See below for some ideas.

Festival Events

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Walk with the Chiltern Society!

The Chiltern Society organises a popular programme of walks throughout the year, designed to improve both physical and mental health. Anyone is welcome to join in their half-day walks, longer walks or occasional special interest walks. Most walks are around 5 miles long and there are 2 or 3 walks on offer every week.

Various locations across the Chilterns
Various dates
Various times

Health Walks - walk your way to health!

A plethora of free health walks take place across the Chilterns each week. The often short, easy walks are run by trained volunteers who are on hand to provide encouragement and help people improve their health through walking. Find details of all walks and how to take part.

Chilterns wide
Various dates
Various times
Short walk (up to 3 miles)

Chiltern Open Air Museum Sensory Trail (self-guided)

Follow this new self-led trail, activate all your senses and take the opportunity to touch, hear, feel, smell and see the past. Take your time and explore the sights, sounds, smells and sensations around you as you discover the Museum, its rescued historic buildings and the beautiful Chilterns landscape and woodland.

Chalfont St Giles
Every day
Available between 10am-5pm
Short walk (up to 3 miles)

Programme PDF

To see what was included in the Spring and Autumn festivals, download the PDFs - Spring 2017, Autumn 2017

Save the date for Spring: Saturday 19th May - Sunday 3rd June 2018.

Contact the Festival Organiser

The Chilterns Walking Festival is an initiative of the Chilterns Conservation Board. For any queries, feedback, sponsorship enquiries or suggestions for the programme please contact the festival Project Manager, Anna Foster on walkingfestival@chilternsaonb.org. For press queries or photo requests, please contact jackie@tourism-angles.co.uk 

Our Sponsors


This project has been part funded by the The European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development through the Chilterns LEADER programme. The grant received through this programme has helped
make these festivals happen. 


Huge thanks to Fox's Outdoor for their primary sponsorship of the Spring and Autumn 2017 festivals - a fantastic family owned independent specialist outdoor clothing, equipment and footwear retailer based in Amersham, established for over 60 years.


A family owned and run Henley brewer and award-winning pub company which has been at the heart of British life for over 200 years. Many of the company's 132 pubs are located in picturesque rural and town centre settings across The Chilterns.


A membership organisation dedicated to conserving, celebrating and caring for all of the Chilterns’ unique landscape.


Inghams is one of the UK's leading specialist tour operators, which has been delivering award winning holidays in the Lakes & Mountains of Europe to its loyal guests for over 80 years.

Getting Here

The Chilterns has excellent rail, road and bus links, served by four main rail lines, the River Thames and the London Underground, with a journey time of less than an hour from London. Visit our Market Towns section for directions to each location. 



The Chilterns has lots of special places to stay, find out more about our Market Towns and rural surrounds. Why not make a short break out of it, and stay in the area? 

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