Watlington Hill History Walk

27th August 2.30pm

A two hour gentle walk led by Tim Horton, looking at the rich history of Watlington and the surrounding area. From the top of Watlington Hill we see how William the Conqueror circled his enemies; the Observer Corps kept watch and Watlington was prepared for nuclear attack. Emerging  from the pine wood with the Red Kites soaring we hear their stories and also take in the history of the yew forest and the chalk White Mark cut into the hillside. From poets to aristocrats to Civil War battles, the fascinating history of this area will be revealed.

Route Details

2 hours



Meeting arrangements

Watlington Hill National Trust Car Park

Walk Leader

Tim Horton
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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.

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