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.

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!

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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. 


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.

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