Bricks and Glass (Nettlebed - Pishill Circular)

Friday 19 May ~ 9:30 AM

A rollercoaster circular walk taking in the tops and bottoms of the Chilterns. We start/finish by The Green in Nettlebed, a village travelled through since ancient times and once important for brick and glass making. En-route we take time to explore the evidence of brick making, the picturesque churches with beautiful stained glass windows by John Piper. Image cEdmund Shaw (Creative Commons Licence).

Route Details

8 miles
5 hours
Moderate (more challenging, for keen/active walkers)



Meeting arrangements

Meet at 9.30 a.m. by The Green, Nettlebed (RG9 5AX)

Walk Leader

Philippa Sanders, Pipsticks Walks

Public Transport Links

Bus - Thames Travel 139 Henley - Wallingford


Undulating route with some steep assents/descents (1000 ft total). Path and tracks - fields and woods. May be stony or muddy in parts. NOT suitable for wheelchairs, buggies etc.

Further Information

Tea and flapjack usually available at Pishill Church (small donation).

Optional post walk refreshment at The Field Kitchen at Nettlebed.

Not suitable for children under 14.

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Spring 2017 Programme

PDF programme available to download

You may also wish to download and print a flyer / poster to put up in your local area - download.

Be sure to put the dates for the next festival in your diary - 18th September to 1st October 2017.

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, please contact 

Our Sponsors


With grateful thanks to The Chilterns LEADER programme, which has awarded the Chilterns Conservation Board with a grant to
make these festivals happen. 


Huge thanks to Fox's Outdoor for their primary sponsorship of the Spring 2017 festival - 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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