Summer walks in Thames and Chilterns

Enjoy a summer stroll or a picnic in the Thames and Chilterns. Come for wildflower meadows and butterflies on the Ashridge and Hughenden estates. Or take in big skies at White Horse Hill.

Wildflowers at Pinkneys Green, Maidenhead and Cookham Commons, Berkshire

Maidenhead and Cookham Commons

Discover oak trees, wildflower meadows fluttering with butterflies and meandering marshes on a walk around Maidenhead Thicket or Cookham Commons.

Woodland at Hughenden


Walk across the chalk meadows, woodlands, parkland and gardens around Hughenden and enjoy the colours of Summer. Take in the views as you explore the land once favourited by Benjamin Disraeli and his wife Mary Anne, now cared for by the National Trust.

Family walking dog in woods

The Chilterns countryside

Our countryside walks team have been hiking the hills over the winter to bring you some lovely new walks for summer. We have a variety of trails to suit all abilities that are completely free to download.

Ivinghoe Beacon in summer at Ashridge Herts


The sunny glades in the beech woodlands at Ashridge are perfect for a picnic. It's also prime time for rare butterfly spotting at Ivinghoe hill. Try one of our trails and explore.

Female and children walking at White Horse Hill

White Horse Hill 

The exhilarating climb to the top of White Horse Hill will reward you with a close-up of the ancient Horse as well as great views.

Buttercups in front of Basildon Park house

Basildon Park 

Explore the gardens and parkland coming to life at Basildon Park in the summer months, find out what there is to see and do during this time.