Walking Festival

Chilterns Walking Festival

Thank you to all those who took part in the autumn Chilterns Walking Festival, SEE HERE for a summary of the Festival.

The next Festival will take place 21 May to 5 June 2022. To keep up to date with other walking events and be first to hear about the 2022 Chilterns Walking Festival programme, follow our Chilterns Walking Festival facebook page. In the meantime there are lots of guided walks taking place throughout the year, see below to get you going! 

Festival Events

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Health Walks - every day

Hundreds of Health Walks take place each week across the four counties which make up the Chilterns Area of Outstanding Beauty. These volunteer led walks have something for everyone, with all abilities catered for. The walks are all sociable and you don't need any special equipment to join in, just comfortable shoes, and all walks are free! Visit the website to find your local Health Walk. 

Chilterns wide
Various days and times
12:00 AM

Orienteering at the Chiltern Open Air Museum

The course is available for schools, uniformed groups and general Museum visitors. We also offer training sessions to support the use of our orienteering courses. These must be pre-booked. You can choose from three routes of varying difficulty: 1k, 1.5k or 2k courses. All of the markers are located on the Museum’s grounds, so once you have completed the course you can spend the rest of the day enjoying the Museum. See here

Chalfont st Giles
Any date apart from weekends
during Museum opening times
Medium walk (4-6 miles)

Walk with the Chiltern Society!

The Chiltern Society organises a popular programme of walks throughout the year, designed to improve both physical and mental health. Anyone is welcome to join in their half-day walks, longer walks or occasional special interest walks. Most walks are around 5 miles long and there are 2 or 3 walks on offer every week. See here for further information.

Various locations across the Chilterns
Various dates
Various times
Medium walk (4-6 miles)

Self guided: Brakspear country pub trails

A range of circular walks taking in the beautiful rolling Chilterns countryside around Henley-on-Thames, with Brakspear pub stops along the way. See here for further information.

Various locations in South Oxfordshire

Getting Here

The Chilterns has excellent rail, road and bus links, served by four main rail lines, the River Thames and the London Underground, with a journey time of less than an hour from London. Visit our Market Towns section for directions to each location. 



The Chilterns has lots of special places to stay, find out more about our Market Towns and rural surrounds. Why not make a short break out of it, and stay in the area? 

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The Chilterns Walking Festival is an initiative of the Chilterns Conservation Board. For any queries, feedback, sponsorship / press enquiries or suggestions for the programme please contact the festival Project Manager on walkingfestival@chilternsaonb.org

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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. 






Interactive Map of the Chilterns

Interactive map featuring a host of things to do and places to visit