Walking Festival

Chilterns Walking Festival

The next Chilterns Walking Festival will take place Saturday 19th May to Sunday 3rd June 2018 and promises an exciting programme of hikes, guided tours and special events right across the Chilterns. But there are lots of opportunities to get out and get active all year round, you can join a walking group or do your own thing with a choice of over 200 promoted routes in the Chilterns. See below for some ideas.

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

Health Walks - walk your way to health!

A plethora of free health walks take place across the Chilterns each week. The often short, easy walks are run by trained volunteers who are on hand to provide encouragement and help people improve their health through walking. Find details of all walks and how to take part.

Chilterns wide
Various dates
Various times
Short walk (up to 3 miles)

Henley Midsomer Murders Tours

There are public guided tours of 'Henley History and its Midsomer Murders locations' every Saturday from 17 March to 27 October @ 11.00am.  The Tour lasts one hour. Bookings here. Tour starts inside The Argyll Public House 15 Market Place Henley-on-Thames, RG9 2AA Telephone 01491 573 400. For other Midsomer Guided Tours click here.

15 Market Place, Henley-on-Thames
And each Saturday until 27 October
11:00 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. 



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

To see what was included in the Spring and Autumn festivals, download the PDFs - Spring 2017, Autumn 2017

Save the date for Spring: Saturday 19th May - Sunday 3rd June 2018.

Keep in touch

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 

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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. 


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.


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.

Interactive Map of the Chilterns

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

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