distance: 6-8 miles

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...
New Alresford Walk

New Alresford Walk

Distance 6.46 miles (10.40 km)          Duration 3 hrs             Calories 900 (est.) A historic market town, ancient trading routes, a deserted village, and a heritage railway service set the stage for this engaging walking tour. The walk starts and ends in the charming Hampshire town of New Alresford (pronounced ‘Allsford’), which Country Life magazine voted its ‘Favourite Market Town’ in the south-east. With its evocative colour-washed Georgian houses, specialist  shops, independent cafes and old-fashioned inns, you can see why. 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! Though founded in the 12th Century, most of the modern town dates back to the mid 18th Century, when it was rebuilt after the last devastating fire to hit the town in 1736. (There were quite a few fires in the 17th and 18th Centuries, leading to the town gaining a reputation as a dangerous place to live!). The town is famous as being the capital of the UK Watercress industry and the train station is serviced by the Mid-Hants Steam Railway, also known as the Watercress Line. Starting at the pay and display car park at the train station, this 6.5 mile walk takes you down through the town, along the River Alre and out into the surrounding countryside using some ancient paths and tracks. You will see examples of the famed watercress beds in nearby farms. When you return to the town, you will be able to enjoy well-deserved refreshments in one of the town’s...
Lee Village Tour – Coming Soon

Lee Village Tour – Coming Soon

Distance 6.23 miles (10km)          Duration 2:20 hrs             Calories 725 It’s a little misleading to call this the Lee Walk, while the walk certainly takes you through this picturesque little village it also takes you through several others as well! Unfortunately the entire surrounding area is currently under threat of destruction from HS2, ironic given its wonderful air of complete tranquility. The Lee’s name is Anglo Saxon in origin and means ‘woodland clearing’.  Its mentioned in the Domesday Book of 1086 where it was recorded as Lee and following the Norman Conquest, granted by William I to Odo, Bishop of Bayeux. The walk takes in the surrounding woodlands and fields with relatively little climbing involved despite being located in the undulating Chilterns.  Despite so many country pubs closing in the area we’ve managed to find several to include on the route so be sure to stop and enjoy either something to eat or a pint or...
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...
Cholesbury Hill Fort Tour – Coming Soon

Cholesbury Hill Fort Tour – Coming Soon

Distance 6.38 miles (10.2km)                      Duration 2.49 hrs             Calories 850 (est.) The quiet 13th century rural village of Cholesbury, nestled in the Chiltern Hills is home to an intriguing Iron Age hillfort known as Cholesbury Camp close to the centre of the village. The hillfort is thought to have been constructed between 300 and 100BC primarily for trading rather than military purposes.  Today no evidence remains of building structures no doubt due to is desertion, probably as part of an organised migration following the Roman conquest of Britain.  The defensive fortifications however remain to a good height and are truly impressive when you consider the tools available to the builders who constructed them. Though quiet now, Cholesbury’s history hasn’t always been one of tranquillity, during the English Civil War Parliamentarian troops were billeted here taking part in skirmishes involving Prince Rupert in nearby Chesham and Wendover. The walk takes you across inviting woodlands and fields in this beautiful part of the Chilterns, now under threat from HS2, around the ramparts of the hillfort and through the grounds of the 12th century church dedicated to St Laurence.  The area is rich in wildlife, including fox, badger, and muntjac deer; birds including pheasant, woodpecker, and barn owl; butterflies include marbled white, orange tip, and meadow brown.  The beechwoods, bluebells and orchids all add to the great diversity of life to be found in the area. Parking is in the village public car park next to the cricket ground from which you can see the Full Moon Pub in the adjacent village of Hawridge.  The area follows the national trend of country pub...
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...