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Walking with us

We are all encouraged to take more exercise – walking, with its relatively low impact, is a free and simple way of doing so.

We organise a full programme of walks throughout the year, which is designed to improve both physical and mental health, as well as boost community spirit and involvement. Join us for any of our half-day walks, occasional longer walks, special interest walks – about archaeology or wild flowers for example – or our special Christmas walk, which is followed by a pub lunch.

For full details about our walks, including when and where to meet, see our Walks Programme below, Diary of events on the home page, or the back pages of Chiltern, our quarterly magazine.

Because of the popularity of our walks, there are always opportunities for new walks leaders. If you’re interested in organising and leading a walk – you only need to know your local area and guidelines can be provided – please contact Judy Sonley, the Walks Coordinator, on 01494 712857, or .

Walks Programme

Use the controls below to browse or print the Programme and click on the walk title to show/hide the description. Please note, because of the unpredictable nature of events, terrain, weather, etc., end times shown should be regarded as approximate.

PDF fileAlternatively, you can view the current Walks Programme which is included in the latest issue of our quarterly Chiltern magazine.

Click this link, or the image of the front cover, to obtain your PDF of the Programme. Please note: Left-click to open in your browser – right-click to download.

PLEASE NOTE – During times of extreme weather, please contact the walk leader before leaving home in case the walk has been cancelled.

If you are looking for shorter walks in the Chilterns, the Simply Walks programme, from Buckinghamshire County Council, will be of interest.

Chiltern Scoiety Footpath MapFootpath Maps

Chiltern Society Footpath Maps (pictured) are available in our online shop here. We also have dozens of free walks leaflets here and a regular series of free themed and seasonal walks here. A good number of our free walks leaflets have details of wheelchair-accessible routes.

General info

Sunday walks usually start at 10am. Weekday walks usually start at 10.30am. These walks are mostly around 5 to 6 miles, for which you should allow about 2½ hours.

Occasional day walks between 10 and 12 miles also take place and usually start at 10am.

The information on this page (and any variation from it) is detailed in our Walks Programme.

Don’t forget to bring food and drink on longer walks.


Walkers take part at their own risk, are advised to carry their own first aid kit and to ensure that their clothing and footwear are appropriate. The Chiltern Society has public liability insurance for claims made against it, its staff and authorised volunteers working on its behalf.

Non-members are welcome to join us as guests on two or three walks. However, non-members who walk regularly with us will be expected to join the Chiltern Society to support our work in caring for the Chilterns.

Enquiries about a walk should be directed to the walk leader. If no contact details are provided, please contact Judy Sonley on 01494 712857.