Chiltern Society's Captains Wood Walk

Wednesday 17 May ~ 10:00 AM

Starting at the Black Horse Inn, Chesham Vale, this wonderful, varied walk takes in ancient field patterns and hedges, old earthworks and the home of a famous author, as well as looking at the work carried out by Chiltern Society volunteers. Finish with an optional lunch at the pub (must be booked with ticket).

Route Details

5 miles
2.5 hours
Fairly easy (some gentle inclines, steps/stiles)


Lunch must be booked with your ticket but paid for on the day.

Meeting arrangements

Meet at 9.45am for 10am start. The Black Horse Inn, Chesham Vale, Bucks HP5 3NS. Grid ref: SP 963 045

Walk Leader

Andrew Clark, Chiltern Society


There are a couple of stiles, two gentle climbs and one steep descent. Could be muddy sections depending on the weather.

Further Information

Optional lunch at The Black Horse Inn which was voted 2016 best local pub by the readers of YourChesham. 2 course lunch for £15.00 - this must be booked with your ticket, but paid for on the day. A menu will be sent to you in advance of the walk. 

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

How to Book

Booking for this event has now closed
Share this page

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.

© Chilterns Conservation Board - About - Our use of cookies