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Chess Valley Walk

CVW logoThe Chess Valley Walk is a 10 mile linear walk through the Chilterns following the River Chess from Rickmansworth to Chesham. It passes through the beautiful scenery of the Chess Valley and several attractive villages and at times gets close to the clear sparkling waters of the River Chess, one of the Chilterns' famed chalk streams. The walk is waymarked.River Chess at Latimer

The Chess Valley has some of the most attractive countryside in the Chilterns Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. This is a landscape rich in wildlife, with a long and fascinating history. You'll discover the site of a Roman farm-villa at Latimer, pass the 13th century Chenies Manor visited by Elizabeth I and see the watercress beds at Sarratt, the only commercial watercress farm left in the Chilterns. And when you're near the River Chess, keep an eye out for kingfishers, water voles, brown trout, orchids and dragonflies.

Getting There

You can reach the Chess Valley Walk from either Rickmansworth or Chesham stations. Both are served by the London Underground Metropolitan Line. You can also reach Rickmansworth on the Chiltern Railways overground line from London Marylebone. If you would like a shorter walk, you can access the walk from Chalfont & Latimer or Chorleywood underground stations. For more information, please download a copy of the walk leaflet (below).


There are stiles on this walk.


From Rickmansworth following the River Chess through Loudwater, Sarratt Bottom and Latimer to Chesham

Download the Leaflet

The Chess Valley Walk

Grid Reference

TQ057946 (Rickmansworth Station)


10 miles

Dogs Allowed

Yes, if kept under control.

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