'Meet the Maker' craft walk from Pirton (walk ref 55)

Thursday 10th Oct ~ 10:00 AM

A 3.5 mile circular walk starting at Pirton, once a thriving area for straw plaiting. The walk takes in beautiful scenery, including a section of the Icknield Way Path, and ends with a visit to craftsman Nate Wilshere's workshop. Nate is best known for his exquisite knives and will give us a unique insight into his craft whilst we enjoy some refreshments.

Route Details

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


£3 including tea/coffee and cake

Meeting arrangements

Park outside the Motte and Bailey pub on Great Green in Pirton (Hertfordshire) or in nearby roads. SG5 3QD

Walk Leader

Chilterns Conservation Board/Derek Turner

Public Transport Links

There are buses from Hitchin


The walk is undulating on unsurfaced paths. There are no stiles.

Further Information

There is a toilet at the workshop at the end of the walk

How to Book

Booking is now closed for this walk, but please do come along to the meet point if you would like to join the walk. Or, 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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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!