Walking Festival

Chilterns Walking Festival

The May Walking Festival is now over, thank you to all those who took part, what a great two weeks it was! We are working on the programme for the next Walking Festival which takes place 5 - 20th October 2019. In the meantime there are lots of other opportunities to get out walking ranging from short health walks to longer challenge events. See below for ideas and inspiration! 

Festival Events

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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
Anytime
Anytime

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 - 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
Thursday, October 31, 2019
12:00 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 Spring 2019 festival Listings Leaflet for an alternative way of seeing the programme. You can also pick these up from various locations across the Chilterns - libraries, coffee shops, etc!

 

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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


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 & 2019. 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

 

 

 

Could this be you? We are seeking additional sponsors to enable the festival to continue going from strength to strength - get in touch with AWeiss@chilternsaonb.org if you'd like to know more!

Interactive Map of the Chilterns

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

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