An introduction to map reading (walk ref 29)

Sunday 13 October ~ 10:00 AM

This 'hands on' course on basic map reading is aimed at novice map readers who want to explore the Chilterns without getting lost. Course members are taken on a very scenic 5 mile walk around the National Trust Ashridge Estate by Dick Chapman, author of '60 Choice Walks in the Chilterns'. This book is issued to all course members.

Route Details

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


£10 (includes cost of '60 Choice Walks in the Chilterns')

Meeting arrangements

Meet at the Bridgewater Monument, Ashridge, Moneybury Hill, Berhampsted HP4 1LX.. Explorer Map 181 GR 970131

Walk Leader

The Chiltern Society

Dogs Welcome

Dogs on leads welcome


This walk has moderate hills but no stiles. The walk is not suitable for wheelchairs.

Further Information

Final details will be issued 1 week before course date. Walking shoes, suitable clothing and drinking water is required. Toilets and café are available near to car park. Bring a packed lunch or eat later in the cafe.

How to Book


Share this page

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!


Keep in touch

Register for the Chilterns Walking Festival newsletter:

* indicates required field 

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

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 if you'd like to know more!