St Mary's Church Chesham Beat the Bounds Walk - short (walk ref 69)

Saturday 12 May ~ 3:30 PM

Join us on this walk around part of the ancient Parish of Chesham which celebrates the old custom of Beating the Bounds. The walk starts at Ley Hill and winds its way back to Chesham via some beautiful Chiltern scenery and the lovely River Chess. Round off an enjoyable and rewarding afternoon with a BBQ in the church grounds.

Route Details

4 miles
2 hours
Fairly easy (some gentle inclines, steps/stiles)


Free, with a donation towards the cost of the BBQ, payable on the day

Meeting arrangements

Check in at 3.15pm at St Mary's Annexe, Church Street, Chesham, Bucks, HP5 1HY Grid Ref: SP957015. Transport will be provided from the Church to the start of the walk. The organisers have been given permission by IBB Solicitors for walkers to park for free in entrance driveway of The Bury in Church Street. It's next door to the church and there is a linking path.

Walk Leader

Andrew Clark

Public Transport Links

Chesham Underground Station has direct trains from London and buses from Amersham, Aylesbury, Berkhamsted and High Wycombe

Family Friendly

Aged 8+. There are plenty of places for children to explore but they must be supervised. They must be capable of walking the distance.

Dogs Welcome

Dogs on leads welcome


There will be a few stiles. Depending on weather there could be sections of mud.

Further Information

Please bring suitable footwear and clothing for the conditions, water, snacks and simple first aid kit. Transport will be provided from the Church to the start of the walk. You will be rewarded with a BBQ at the end!

How to Book

Booking for this event has now closed - if you would like to join the walk, please call 07779 643849 and we will see whether we can add you on.
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