Routes to the Past: Chinnor (0009)

Thursday 15 Oct ~ 10:00 AM

Join Community Heritage Officer Sam Johansen for a walk taking in some of the Historic Routeways on Chinnor Hill. We will discuss how the routeways of the Chilterns are developed in response to the unique local conditions, and walk down some fantastic examples of sunken lanes (holloways).

Route Details

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



Meeting arrangements

Meet at the Ridgeway/Icknield Way Car Park above Chinnor on the Chinnor Hill Road OS Grid Ref: SP 761 003.

Walk Leader

Sam Johansen. Sam Johansen is the Community Heritage Officer for Chalk, Cherries & Chair, running projects investigating Grim's Ditch and mapping the Historic Routeways of the Chilterns

Public Transport Links

Short Walk from Chinnor Village Bus Stops.

Dogs Welcome

Dogs on leads welcome


Steep sections, some gates. Uneven terrain.
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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. 


Mercure Thame Lambert Hotel is our prime sponsor for the Chilterns Walking Festival. The hotel is ideally located with lots of walks and rides from the doorstep, including the Ridgeway National Trail, the Icknield Way and the Chilterns Cycleway close by. There are circular walks too taking you up into the beechwoods and the nearby Aston Rowant National Nature Reserve. The Lambert Hotel welcomes walkers and cyclists, it is an ideal stop-off for lunch or tea and is a great touring based for those staying over. The hotel is located near J6 of the M40 and there is a 24 hour bus service (the Oxford Tube)between London and Oxford which stops just a few minutes walk from the hotel. 


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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