Butterflies and Blooms for families

Saturday 20 May ~ 10:00 AM

A family friendly walk around Aston Rowant, Natural England's nature reserve, to discover flowers and wildlife of the season.

Route Details

3 miles approx
2 - 3 hours
Moderate (more challenging, for keen/active walkers)


Please note walk not suitable for walkers under 8, or buggies

Meeting arrangements

Cowleaze Wood, Forestry Commission Free Carpark, Christmas Common road, OX49 5HX

Walk Leader

Mick Venters, Natural England


Stile free route, but a challenge for buggies, wheel chairs, etc.

Further Information

Suitable for children over 8 years old due to distance and terrain.

Moderate to strenuous. There are some steep gradients, uneven ground and trip hazards.
No dogs as the walk takes in sheep grazing areas.

Afternoon Tea at the The Lambert Hotel - a special offer for attendees of this walk - buy one get one free Afternoon Tea available from 12 noon. See website for details - requires advance booking - please quote 'Walkers Offer' when booking on 01844 351496 or info@thelamberthotel.com. London Road, Aston Rowant OX49 5SQ.

Please note this walk was also due to run on Thurs 17th but is now just running the once.

How to Book

Booking for this event has now closed, but if you would like to do this walk in the future, please contact AWeiss@chilternsaonb.org who will let you know when the next one will run.
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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 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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