Hambleden Hilly (Take 2) (1501)

Wednesday 21 Oct ~ 10:00 AM

This 7 mile walk exploring the Hambleden Valley and surrounding hills is ideal for Nordic walkers but all walkers welcome (no dogs, sorry).  It’s a hilly one with two long climbs, steep in places (total ascent 900ft / 275m), but there are plenty of discoveries to distract us along the way!  This is England at its best - Chilterns countryside, rolling hills, towering beech woods, a sparkling chalk stream and an idyllic picturesque village with brick and flint cottages and a thriving pub.

Route Details

7 miles
3.5 hours
Fairly strenuous (challenging - steep gradients, rough terrain)


£8 for adults

Meeting arrangements

Hambleden Village Car Park, RG9 6RP (by the Stag & Huntsman Inn) OS GR: SU 7849 8653.

Walk Leader

Philippa Sanders, Pipsticks Walks. Philippa shares her passion for the Chilterns to give you a unique and rewarding walk experience. Pipsticks Walks offers inspiring special interest guided walks, Nordic walks, team walks and navigation training. Programmed activities and bespoke services available. Find us at www.pipstickswalks.co.uk

Public Transport Links

Arriva Bus 800/850 High Wycombe - Reading (alight Mill End) + 20 min walk.

Family Friendly

Young adults 16+ welcome.


Well defined paths and tracks through woods and meadows. Two long climbs (and descents), steep and stony in places (total ascent 900ft / 275m).

Further Information

Please bring food and drink for personal consumption on the day.
No facilities on route.
Nordic walking poles available for hire on the day (£2). Please note Nordic walkers must be competent in the Nordic walking technique.

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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.





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!