Guided tree ID walk (walk ref 70)

Saturday 18 May ~ 10:00 AM

After this circular walk you'll become more aware of the trees in your local area, how to identify them and what their traditional uses are. We'll be making plenty of stops to talk about tree features in detail and compare different examples of the same tree species - this is the kind of hands on tree ID you won't get from a guidebook!

Route Details

2.5 miles
2 hours
Moderate (more challenging, for keen/active walkers)


Under 18s free

Meeting arrangements

Princes Risborough. Meet on the grass at the junction of New Road and Oak road (top of the hill behind M&S) Postcode: HP27 0BW Grid Ref. SP 81224 03141. Park on one of the nearby side streets being careful not to block driveways, or in Horns Lane car park by M&S, which can get full quickly.

Walk Leader

Alex DeWitt - Alex has an interest in how we use the environment around us, from using plants to make cordage, food and medicine, to primitive fire lighting techniques and natural shelters. He has completed his bushcraft instructors course and publishes camping and bushcraft skills on Instagram and YouTube.

Public Transport Links

20 min walk from Princes Risborough train station. 5 mins walk from P. Risborough Market Square bus stop

Family Friendly

Aimed at adults but children are welcome so long as they can walk the distance

Dogs Welcome

Dogs on leads welcome


1 steep climb up the section of the Ridgeway going up to Whiteleaf hill (stepped)

Further Information

Bring rainproofs in case of showers and snacks and drinks (especially for kids). Bring a notepad if you like to take notes. Toilets only available at Horns lane car park before/after the walk.

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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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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 & 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.


A membership organisation dedicated to conserving, celebrating and caring for all of the Chilterns’ unique landscape.





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