St Mary's Church Chesham Beat the Bounds - long walk

Saturday 13 May ~ 8:00 AM

Join St Mary's Chesham on their 'Beating the Bounds' walk - an ancient tradition of marking out the parish boundary. This 25 mile option of the walk starts at the church in Chesham, on the way visiting or passing by Hyde Heath, Ballinger, Lee Common and Cholesbury. It then follows the valley towards Chesham Vale before climbing up to Hawridge and onwards to Hockeridge Woods and Ashley Green, then on to Bovingdon Airfield, Whelpley Hill and Ley Hill before returning to Chesham by the River Chess. There is a shorter option of this walk later in the day.

Route Details

25 miles
9 hours
Strenuous (long / challenging walk for fit / experienced walkers


Donations toward the costs of the BBQ

Meeting arrangements

Check in at 7.30am at St Mary's Annexe, Church Street, Chesham, Bucks, HP5 1HY

Walk Leader

Fraser Chapman, St Mary's Church

Public Transport Links

Chesham Underground Station and buses from surrounding area.


There will be a number of stiles and gates. Depending on weather there could be sections of mud.

Further Information

BBQ at the end for all walkers. If you would like friends and family to join you at the BBQ please email

Please bring suitable footwear and clothing for the conditions, water, a packed lunch / snacks and simple first aid kit.

How to Book

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Spring 2017 Programme

The Spring '17 PDF programme available to download, so that you can see the variety of events during the last festival. 

Be sure to put the dates for the next festivals in your diary - Autumn: Saturday 16th September to Sunday 1st October 2017 and 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, or suggestions for the programme please contact the festival Project Manager, Anna Foster on For press queries or photo requests, please contact 

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.

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