The North Chiltern Trail is a circular waymarked walking route of 42 miles, which passes through some beautiful scenery and charming villages in the Bedfordshire and Hertfordshire countryside of the northern Chilterns. It was developed by the Chiltern Society, and part of the route folllows the Society's Chiltern Way route, which extends right around the Chilterns.
The Trail takes in many places worth visiting including the Warden and Galley Hills, Pegsdon Hills and nature reserve, Great Offley, Preston, St Paul’s Walden, Whitwell, Peter’s Green and Breachwood Green. There are extensive views and outstanding landscapes, plenty of wildlife and some intriguing industrial and agricultural archaeology.
As a bonus, the route is handsomely provided with a fine range of country pubs – in fact there are 21 opportunities either on or near the Trail to take refreshment – many more if you include tea shops!
A detailed guidebook is available for the Trail. You can find out more about the Trail and order the guidebook from the Chiltern Society's North Chiltern Trail webpages.
Look out for these signs along the North Chiltern Trail:
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