Take the Train for a Walk! (walk ref 32)

Saturday 12th October In time to park, buy ticket and catch 10:20 train

This is a day-long linear walk of 12 miles. Starting at Princes Risborough Station, we catch the Chiltern Line train, running below the Chalk Escarpment which rises to our left, to the market town of High Wycombe.  As the train departs, we'll head northwards towards Four Ashes before entering the Hughenden Valley and meandering through the dip-slope Chiltern farming and woodland countryside, finally returning to Princes Risborough.
Those intrepid walkers who've joined previous High Wycombe - Princes Risborough walks should note we'll be taking a significantly different route from any used previously. 

Route Details

12 miles
6 - 6.5 hours
Moderate (more challenging, for keen/active walkers)


Free event. Participants will need the train fare from Princes Risborough to High Wycombe (£3.70), plus some funds to buy a delicious local-made (about 2.5 food miles) ice cream.

Meeting arrangements

Meet at Princes Risborough Railway Station, HP27 9DD, Grid Ref SP799 028, in time to catch the10:20am train to High Wycombe. Parking is available at the station, and around Princes Risborough.

Walk Leader

Stuart Fletcher

Public Transport Links

Princes Risborough is well served by the London to Birmingham Chiltern Line railway and by the Arriva 300 and X30 bus services.

Family Friendly

This is primarily a day's guided walk through picturesque countryside, but some explanations of the scenery and points of interest will be given. It should appeal to children, teenagers and adults who can walk 12 miles and are interested in understanding the landscape they are walking through.

Dogs Welcome

Dogs on leads welcome


This is a day-long walk through a working countryside. It involves some steep slopes and stiles and the possibility of muddy and wet tracks. Participants need to be fit enough and prepared for English weather variations.

Further Information

Participants need to bring a packed lunch and enough fluids for the day. Clothing and footware need to be suitable for a day's walk in unpredictable English weather.
There are public toilets at the start in the train station, and after approximately 1 hour into the walk, but only opportunities offered by secluded bushes thereafter.

Stuart Fletcher lives on the edge of the Chiltern Hills. As a walk leader for over 30 years, he likes to roam through the beautiful landscapes they offer, pointing out interesting things to people.

How to Book

Book Online

Booking is now closed for this walk - if you are really keen to join please email walkingfestival@chilternsaonb.org or call 07546 121261.
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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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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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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!