Walking Festival

Chilterns Walking Festival

Our Autumn festival has now finished, thank you to all those who took part, but save the date for our Spring festival - Saturday 18th May - Sunday 2nd June 2019!

Accompanied by expert guides we invite you to enjoy spectacular views, local stories and fun activities with over 50 walks and activities taking place across The Chilterns Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty during each two week festival. Here you will be able to browse and book your walks. Do register for our mailing list below to be the first to hear when bookings open!

There are plenty of opportunities to get out walking and exploring the Chilterns the rest of the year, see below for some suggestions...

Festival Events

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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

Walk with Bucks Simply Walk

Walking is a fantastic way to get out and about and meet new people while improving your health and wellbeing. Simply Walkers are out in all weathers, smiling and chattering and enjoying the camaraderie. Our volunteer leaders are there to help you walk at your own pace – so don’t worry about being left behind, lost or feeling left out. There are walks throughout Buckinghshire, every weeka and for a range of abilities. Check here for details.

Many locations in Bucks
Several walks every week
Various times

Christmas at Ashridge: post-Christmas Ramble

If you feel in need of some fresh air and exercise after all the festive indulgence, join us for our annual post-Christmas walk on 27 December from 10am to 12pm. Rounding off a fun-filled festive season, this scenic walk is the perfect chance to get the family together and enjoy the outdoors.

Moneybury Hill, Ringshall, Near Berkhamsted, Hertfordshire
Thursday, December 27, 2018
10:00 AM

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. 

 

Accommodation

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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Programme PDF

Download the Autumn 2018 festival Listings Leaflet for a flavour of previous festivals.

 

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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 walkingfestival@chilternsaonb.org. For press queries or photo requests, please contact jackie@tourism-angles.co.uk 


Our Sponsors

GRANT FUNDER

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. 

PRIMARY SPONSOR

Complete Outdoors are our primary sponsors for 2018. At their Bourne End (Herts) shop, you will discover all of the equipment, clothing and accessories you need to launch your next expedition into the great outdoors - whether a day's hike close to home, or an assault on the Matterhorn.

SECONDARY SPONSOR

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.

SECONDARY SPONSOR

A membership organisation dedicated to conserving, celebrating and caring for all of the Chilterns’ unique landscape.

SECONDARY SPONSOR

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.

Interactive Map of the Chilterns

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

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