Moderate Walks in the Chilterns

These family friendly trails in the Chiltern Hill are between 3 and 6 miles long, and are likely to take 2 to 3 hours to complete. They explore some of the most attractive landscapes in the Central Chiltern Hills, revealing some fascinating history and archaeology.

Bradenham Village Green

Bradenham Beech Woods, Bunkers and Ballrooms

This is a medium length walk in the woodlands and meadows of the Bradenham Manor Estate in Buckinghamshire village of Bradenham and neighbouring meadows.

Natural Sculpture Aston Rowant National Nature Reserve

Beacon Hill, Juniper Bank and Aston Wood Walk

A moderate walk around the Aston Rowant National Nature Reserve and the National Trust woodlands at Juniper Bank and Aston Wood. Some of the route coincides with the way-marked Aston Rowant Discovery Trail.

Coppiced Beech Trees at Coombe Hill

Coombe Hill Woodland Walk

This gentle 3.5 mile circular walk passes mostly through sheltered woodland, from the mysterious coppiced beech of Low Scrubs to the towering beech standards of Linton’s Wood. The final section of the walk, in contrast, takes you around Coombe Hill, with its magnificent, far-reaching views.

Hambleden Village

Hambleden and Pheasant’s Hill Trail

This circular, 5.0 mile walk starts and ends in the flint and red brick village of Hambleden. The walk initially ascends the east side of the Hambleden Valley; it then descends through the hamlet of Pheasants Hill. The route then explores the west side of the Hambleden Valley, with its beech woods and distant views across the valley and towards Hambleden village below.

Church Farm and Hughenden Valley

Views of the Hughenden Manor estate

A walk in the Hughenden estate and countryside offering a wide variety of Chiltern views.

Hambleden Mill and Weir

Hambleden Mill to Henley-on-Thames – a circular walk

This circular, 6.1 miles (9.8 km) walk starts at the site of an extensive Roman villa complex with a dark history. It then crosses the River Thames via a weir and a lock at Hambleden Mill, before heading upstream along the river bank alongside the regatta course to Henley-on-Thames. This stretch of river is usually busy with boats of many types, and a wide variety of geese, ducks, swans, cormorants and other water birds. In the summer months it is popular with numerous leisure boats.