In days gone by the rural communities in the Chilterns often suffered from severe water shortages. The dry valleys of the Chilterns (known as bottoms) did not provide water and piped water did not reach many communities until the mid-1900s. So how did these communities survive?
This 12 mile circular walk explores the historical importance of water to the hill communities and villages of the Chilterns. Our walk takes us on a well safari over the Chilterns plateau through the villages and hamlets of Peppard, Gallowstree Common, Kidmore End and Highmoor Cross, each with their covered wells, and Stoke Row with the magnificent Maharajah's Well, complete with golden elephant!
Please bring food and drink for personal consumption during the walk.
We will take a break for refreshment in Stoke Row (pub/cafe available).
Post walk refreshment option at The Unicorn PH.
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!