Warden Hill and Surrounding Area Litter Picking Walk (Walk ref 10)

Saturday 12 Oct ~ 10:00 AM

Join us for a circular walk north east of Luton to Warden Hill and the surrounding Chilterns countryside. In support of the BMC's campaign Hills 2 Oceans, along the way we will be clearing the footpaths of litter and waste to prevent it from entering our water ways. The walk will start by following the banks of the River Lea before joining with the Chiltern Way to the village of Lilley and the half way point. On the return, the route leads over Galley and Warden Hills, a Site of Special Scientific Interest and the location of two Bronze Age barrows. Leaving the summit the route will return to the start point via Marsh Farm Outreach and Wauluds Bank, the site of a Mesolithic camp that dates back as far as 3000BC for some refreshments and maybe even a Bedfordshire Clanger to celebrate all the litter removed!

Route Details

10 miles
8 hours
Fairly easy (some gentle inclines, steps/stiles)



Meeting arrangements

Leagrave Rail Station - LU4 9BA TL 06149 24094

Walk Leader

Volunteer for British Mountaineering Council

Public Transport Links

Leagrave Rail Station

Family Friendly

Might be a bit long for children. Under 18's must be accompanied by their parent or legal guardian. Litter pick.

Further Information

Please bring a packed lunch and a drink.
Litter pickers will be provided!

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Programme PDF

Download the October 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


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.





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!