calories: 1000-1500

Seer Green and Beaconsfield

Seer Green and Beaconsfield

Circular Walk: Distance 6.5 miles (10.5 km) Duration 3hrs 30mins Calories 1050 (est) Station to Station Walk: Distance 6.3 miles (10 km) Duration 3hrs 30mins Calories 1000 (est) The Seer Green and Beaconsfield walks will introduce you to the beautiful countryside of the Chilterns Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, which lies just north west of London, easily reached on a short train journey. To get the walk: Install the Handheld Tours app (free) – iTunes App Store or Google Play Store. Select tour using list or map view Click download button Enjoy an excellent day out! These walks offer a delightful mixture of woodland interspersed with panoramic views, giving a real flavour of the Chilterns; one of England’s most wooded Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Many of the woodlands are classified as ‘Ancient seminatural’, reflecting their great age and their high wildlife interest. The walks are mainly on un-surfaced tracks which can get muddy in wet weather. Stout footwear is recommended. For more walks and rides in the Chilterns see the Chilterns AONB website. Please be considerate in the countryside: keep to public rights of way, and leave farm gates as you find them. please keep dogs under close control and on leads where animals are grazing. Not sure you’re ready to go paper-free? Here’s the OS map covering the tour area: Chiltern Hills East  (OS Explorer Map – 172) – Buy Now at Amazon Images from the tour Holy Trinity Church Farmland Hodgemoor Woods Sheep Jordans Seer...
Newlands Corner and Shere Walk

Newlands Corner and Shere Walk

Distance 6.75 miles (10.8 km)          Duration 2:45 hrs             Calories 1000 (est.) Set in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB), this countryside walk offers architectural gems by Victorians Lutyens and Pugin, a hauntingly beautiful pond, a quintessentially English village popular with film location scouts, and tales of smugglers and a 14th-century religious devotee. If you’re looking for a day out that combines charming landscapes with glimpses of rural British life over the last thousand years, this Newlands Corner and Shere Walk is for you. To get the walk: Install the Handheld Tours app (free) – iTunes App Store or Google Play Store. Select tour using list or map view Click download button Enjoy an excellent day out! Walking in the Surrey Hills is stunning at any time of year. From our starting point at Newlands Corner, there are breathtaking views over the valley that you will explore. From this beauty spot, on a ridge of the North Downs east of Guildford, the tour heads out along the North Downs Way before descending into the valley below. Following the route through woodland, fields and open countryside, you will encounter a Second World War pillbox, ready and waiting for an invasion force that, fortunately, never came. Next you will be greeted with the unexpected sight of vines belonging to an organic vineyard. You can then rest a while at the tranquil setting of Silent Pool before continuing on the tour. The route turns off across fields and through woodland as it makes for the village of Shere, the backdrop to several blockbuster films. Stop off for tea, a pint or...
Witley and Hambledon Walk

Witley and Hambledon Walk

Distance 6.6 miles (10.6 km)          Duration 3 hrs             Calories 1000 (est.) This countryside walk is set in the Surrey Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. It starts and ends at the train station in Witley, which is on the mainline to London Waterloo. This offers easy access to Portsmouth, Guildford and Woking. To get the tour: Install the Handheld Tours app (free) – iTunes App Store or Google Play Store. Select tour using list or map view Click download button Enjoy the walk! The walk visits Hambledon, a small scattered village with a number of historic buildings that have a story to tell. It then heads up to Hydon’s Ball & Heath, one of The National Trust’s earliest acquisitions. This is one of two high points on the walk that give the walker great vantage points with extensive views of the Weald and the South Downs. Towards the end, the walk visits the Merry Harriers, a 16th-century pub that offers great food and drink, as well as an opportunity to play petanque in the beer garden while being overlooked by Llamas! The terrain is mostly woodland walking with a few stretches through farmland. If you are looking for a day out that offers a flavour of rural Surrey as well as an insight into the local history this is the walk for you. If you want to visit The National Trust’s Oakhurst Cottage, which is a stop on the route, you need to book your visit in advance. See the National Trust website for more information. Please be considerate in the countryside: keep to public rights of way,...
Nettlebed Tour – Coming Soon

Nettlebed Tour – Coming Soon

Distance 5.89 miles (9.47km)      Duration 3hrs    Calories 1,000 Its possible that we should have named this walk the Warburg Nature Reserve walk, as thats where the walk starts and ends but we chose the prickly named Nettlebed a village along the route for the walk instead, various theories exist for the villages name ranging from Roman soldiers who were thought to rub nettles, which grow in abundance in the area (though we didn’t come across them), on their legs to keep warm on marches, to the 18th century when the thread nettles yield was used to make linen cloth.   Of greater interest today is the Nettlebed Kiln a relic of the villages long association with the brick making industry which stretchs back to the Middle Ages and its 14th century pub (now a bistro) the White Hart exudes an outer charm consistent with its age and a good place to stop for either a tea or ale. If you’re interested in a more traditional pub atmosphere then the 16th century 5 Horseshoes in Maidensgrove with its two beer gardens and amazing views of the valley below retains much of what you come to expect in a rural pub. The walk starts in the beautiful Warburg Nature Reserve offering a visitor centre, bird hides, picnic area, parking and toilets though no café facilities.  The nature reserve is home to an incredible range of habitats sheltering thousands of species, and each season there is something interesting to experience. There are roadworks in the area requiring changes to access the parking.  For those using Sat Nav please use the post code...
Dorchester Roman Tour – Coming Soon

Dorchester Roman Tour – Coming Soon

Distance 5.59 miles (8.8km)         Duration 2:50 hrs             Calories 1,050 (est) Dorchester is a fantastic place, boasting beautiful countryside, a picturesque town worth exploring and a history so rich that Time Team deemed it the perfect location for their pilot episode. Join us as we make the tranquil journey from Dorchester on Thames, through the countryside and towards the village, as the Romans would have done many years before us, and discover the many clues of its ancestry chiselled deep in the landscape that they left behind. Learn about the impressive Abbey that stands proudly in the town like a profile picture to yesteryear, discover the evidence of Neolithic inhabitancy, admire Georgian architecture and even walk through the many scenic locations used in popular TV dramas. Uncover the secrets of the River Thames, stroll through years of rich heritage and even learn what the Pooh Stick World Championship is! So come with us on a journey not only through Dorchester, but in to the past, as we discover what makes this historic town a compelling magnet both to our ancestors and to...
Cuddington Village Tour – Coming Soon

Cuddington Village Tour – Coming Soon

Distance 6 miles (9.6km)               Duration 2:20hrs              Calories 780 (est.) The walk starts in the village of Cuddington, its name of Anglo Saxon origin, is mentioned in the Domesday Book of 1086 seems annually to be in the mix either as a runner up or winner of the coveted Best Kept Village in Buckinghamshire award.  The village is also a favoured film location with various Agatha Christie adaptations, Midsomer Murders and Oliver Twist all being filmed there. The walk is largely over fields of flat ground affording excellent views of the countryside as it takes in the picturesque mediaeval village of Nether Winchendon, location of the Medieval and Tudor Nether Winchedon Manor house set in 600 acres of Parkland (chargeable entry) the imposing Church of St. Nicholas and the River Thame (not to be confused with the Thames) on its way towards the nearby village of Chearsley. Parking is on-street in Cuddington Village with both food and drink available at the characterful Grade II listed pub The Crown with its low ceiling beamed...
Greys Court Tour – Coming Soon

Greys Court Tour – Coming Soon

Distance 7.35 miles (11.8 km)     Duration 2:30 hrs             Calories 1,200 (est.) The picturesque 16th century mansion, Greys Court with its idyllic gardens is now a National Trust property and with the enchanting Chilterns as a backdrop.  Other buildings on the property such as the Great Tower date from the 12th century.  Greys Court is free to visit for National Trust members, otherwise a charge applies. The walk crosses the mansions grounds on public paths as it carries on taking in the exceptional beauty of the Chilterns rolling hills and the unique charm of the low beamed ceilinged 17th Century Rising Sun Pub in the small hamlet of Witheridge Hill for those looking for a bite to eat or pint or...