Chiltern Open Air Museum Sensory Trail (self-guided)

Every day Available between 10am-5pm

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.

Route Details

No more than 2 miles. Due to the informal nature of the trail, individual participants may cover varying distances as they explore the Museum and landscape.
Time taken can vary per person. Max time would be 2 hours.
Fairly easy (some gentle inclines, steps/stiles)


Concession £9.50
Child (4-16) £6.50 (under 4s free)
Range of family tickets available. Group discount applies for pre-booked groups of 10+people. Price includes entry to the Museum. Recommended donation of 20p for map, or download free from Museum website in advance.

Meeting arrangements

Free parking available in the Museum's car park, HP8 4AB, grid ref 009938. Enter via Ticket Office.

Walk Leader

Self led


Woodland paths are narrow and hilly, with natural terrain including inclines. Museum section includes grassland, unmade paths and gentle inclines. Woodland walk not suitable for wheelchairs or mobility scooters, some buggies may struggle.

Further Information

Trail maps are available every day. Toilets are located within Museum grounds. Tea, cake, and light refreshments available for purchase in the Museum's historic Tea Room or bring your own picnic. 

How to Book

Tickets for entry to the Museum can be purchased on the day. Advanced booking required for groups only.
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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 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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