5-mile St Mary's Church Chesham Beat the Bounds Walk - short route (0016)

Saturday 22 May ~ 2:00 PM

Please come and join us on this walk around part of the ancient Parish of Chesham as we celebrate the old custom of Beating the Bounds. The first section of the walk will make its way to Tylers Hill and then follow the old parish boundary as it winds its way back to Chesham. The route will take us through some beautiful Chiltern scenery and alongside the lovely River Chess.

Route Details

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



Meeting arrangements

Check in at 1.45pm at St Mary's Annexe, Church Street, Chesham, Bucks, HP5 1HY Grid Ref: SP957015

Walk Leader

Andrew Clark, St Mary's Church, Chesham

Public Transport Links

Chesham Underground Station has direct trains from London and buses from Amersham, Aylesbury, Berkhamsted and High Wycombe

Family Friendly

Aged 8+. There are plenty of places for children to explore but they must be supervised and be capable of walking the distance.

Dogs Welcome

Dogs on leads welcome


This a stile free walk that passes through a number of kissing gates. Depending on weather there could be sections of mud. We have one climb out of the valley and a short climb towards Tylers Hill.

Further Information

Please bring suitable footwear and clothing for the conditions, water,
snacks and simple first aid kit. Refreshments at the end for which a
donation would be welcome.

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