With some of the most picturesque countryside in England, yet only a short hop from London, the Chiltern Hills are just waiting to be explored. The glorious views from high ridges, ancient woodlands brimming with wildlife and downs alive with wildflowers and butterflies make the Chilterns and the communities within them English to the core. The vast network of well-established paths provide wonderful walking country with history and nature keeping you company at every step. If you are planning to get away from it all in the Chilterns, this collection of 40 moderate walks is your perfect guide.
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The Chilterns are widely regarded as one of Britain’s finest landscapes, famous for rolling chalk hills, rich grassland, beechwoods, picturesque villages and winding lanes. For the walker, it is close to heaven with a seemingly endless network of public footpaths, some of which have been in use for thousands of years. They lead through fields and woods, into villages and over farmland, past ancient hamlets and stately homes, up steep hillsides, or down to the valley floor. Depending on the season, your day will be filled with golden beech trees, red kites, bluebells and butterflies. Brick and flint houses line the roadsides, thatched cottages and Norman churches lie around the corner – all close to London, yet far from the crowds. What’s more, this being an affluent corner of England you are never too far from a characterful pub or a tearoom to reward yourself for a route well followed. A walk in the Chilterns? Go on. You’ll love it.