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Medium walks (4-6 miles)
Social-distance friendly

Chesham riverside and woodland walk

SD_Chesham_WaterfallThe Chilterns are well known for their beech woodlands. This gentle 2.5 mile stile free walk goes through some of the best of them enabling you to appreciate their beauty and take in some lovely views over the Chess Valley. Along the route there are interesting historical sites and a wide range of flora and fauna.

This is one of a series of social-distancing friendly walks avoiding the most crowded countryside car parks and footpaths. It avoids narrow footpaths wherever possible, but please be aware that there are some short sections of narrow footpath where this is unavoidable. Vegetation also narrows the paths at this time of year, especially where there is a back-log of footpath clearance due to Covid-19.  This is a joint venture between the Chilterns Conservation Board and Chiltern Society and all the walks have been submitted by volunteers. Please note that pubs, cafes, visitor attractions and facilities (including public toilets) might not be open as usual and some will require pre-booking. Please check before setting out. Please remember to follow the Countryside Code


Chesham Moor car Park, Moor Rd, Chesham HP5 1SE


Download the pdf map and route description (or Map only here)


See here for Chesham visitor information


Food_Drink_Hamper_Buckmoorend_FarmshopA Walkers Welcome town on its own branch of the Metropolitan Line, Chesham is an ideal start point for walks out into the pretty Chess Valley and rolling Chiltern hills. The pedestrianised High Street provides cafés and coffee stops galore. And there are lots of excellent food and drink producers in the area, so why not enjoy a taste of the Chilterns?

Chesham's Local Produce Market – has been voted Britain's Greenest Market. It operates in the Market Square on the fourth Saturday of each month, selling an enticing range of farm fresh produce, fruit juice, preserves, cakes and savouries, plants and more besides. 

Look our for Chess Valley Lamb, Auberge du Chocolat, Chiltern Ridge Apple juice and local beer from Malt the Brewery and Chiltern Brewery. 


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