Hambleden Hilly Nordic Walk (walk ref 39)

Saturday 20 Oct ~ 9:45 AM

Grab your Nordic walking poles and step out to explore the Hambleden Valley and surrounding hills.  This is England at its best; typical Chilterns countryside, rolling hills, golden beech woods, a sparkling chalk stream and the idyllic picturesque villages of Hambleden, Fingest, Skirmett and Turville with their attractive brick and flint cottages, medieval churches and thriving pubs.  All this just a few miles from Henley and Marlow.  Join us and experience why this is such a favoured spot for TV and movie makers - numerous big hit film and TV productions, including The Vicar of Dibley, Midsomer Murders, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, 101 Dalmatians and The Avengers, have been filmed here. We will pause for refreshment at one of the thriving village pubs or The Barn cafe, a little gem hidden away in the hills at Turville Heath.

Route Details

13 miles
7 hours
Strenuous (long / challenging walk for fit / experienced walkers


Charity donation welcome (rec. min. £5) payable on the day

Meeting arrangements

Meet at Hambleden Village Car Park (by the Stag & Huntsman Inn) RG9 6RP OS Map Exp 171 GR: 785865

Walk Leader

Philippa Sanders, Pipsticks Walks. Philippa is an experienced professional walk leader/guide offering inspiring Guided walks and Nordic walking activities in the Chiltern Hills, Thames Valley and North Wessex Downs.

Public Transport Links

Arriva Bus 800/850 - Reading to High Wycombe (Mill End stop - then walk 1 mile to Hambleden)

Further Information

Bring drink and snack for personal consumption on walk.
We will pause for refreshment at one of the thriving village pubs or The Barn cafe, a little gem hidden away in the hills at Turville Heath
Pre/post walk refreshment available in Hambleden village (cafes/pubs).

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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 & 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.


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.


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