Walks

Why not explore some of the Chiltern commons included in these self-guided walks leaflets.  These circular routes vary in length from 2.5 to 18 miles.  Use the leaflets to get to know new places in your local area, or perhaps a new part of the Chilterns.  We've included handy details such as public transport, places to park, cafes and pubs along the routes.

Walks on commons near Berkhamsted

17 mile circular walk from Berkhamsted railway station; or

8 mile northern circular walk from Bridgewater Monument, Ashridge

8.5 mile southern circular walk from Berkhamsted railway station

The full route includes Berkhamsted, Pitstone, Ivinghoe, Aldbury and Northchurch commons.

  

Walks on commons betetween Chesham and Chipperfield

10 and 16 mile circular walks from Chalfont & Latimer railway station

The full route includes Chesham Moor, Big Round Green, Ley Hill common, Chipperfield common and Dawes common.

 

 

Walks on commons between Ewelme and Ibstone

18 mile circular walk from Ewelme; or

8 mile walk from Christmas Common

8.5 mile circular walk from Ewelme

9.75 mile circular walk from Cookley Green

The full route includes Watlington Chalk Pits, Ibstone common, Turville Heath, Maidensgrove common, Cookley Green and Ewelme's cow common.

A new walkers' cafe has now opened in The Barn at Turville Heath, selling hot and cold drinks, homemade cakes and biscuits.

 

Walks on commons between Great Missenden and Wendover

17 mile circular walk from either Wendover or Great Missenden; or

9 mile circular walk from Wendover

9.5 mile circular walk from Great Missenden

The full route includes Little Hampden common and Great Hampden common.

 

Walks on commons between Marlow and West Wycombe

18 mile circular walk from Marlow; or

10 mile circular walk from West Wycombe

12 mile circular walk from Marlow

The full route includes Marlow, Moorend, Ditchfield, Handleton and Wheeler End commons, West Wycombe Hill (which is a common), Toweridge and Booker commons.

 

Walks on commons near Nettlebed

17 mile circular walk from Nettlebed; or

10.5 mile circular walk south from Nettlebed

11.5 mile circular walk west from Nettlebed

The full route includes Lower Common Wood, Greys Green, Peppard common, Kingwood common, Ipsden Heath, Nuffield common and Nettlebed common.

 

Circular walks near Christmas Common

Three circular walks from Christmas Common - 2.5 miles, 3 miles or 6 miles ... or combine them for a longer walk.

There is no longer any common land at Christmas Common, but there used to be.  On these walks you will discover local history and see features of landscape archaeology indicating where the commons were and how the land was used in the past. 

For more information about the enclosure of commons in this area and the affect on the local population, read Enclosures in Watlington : the full circle, the first essay in Our Common Heritage.

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