The Chilterns Coffee & Brew – 6 Mile Day Hiking Trip (3202)

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    Start dateOctober 23 2022
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    Time11:00 am
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    LocationNearest town is Chesham
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This is a small-group guided hiking trip led by Shameer, with lots of learning along the way. We embark on this hike from the home of hikers and cyclists, Chiltern Velo, a charming wilderness cafe. You can stoke up on fresh coffee/tea and delicious homemade cake in preparation for the trail ahead, or save the treat for the return.

As we wind through single track trails and escarpments, the views of the dramatic rolling hills and farm meadows make this area of the The Chilterns countryside, exceptional. Just as impressive are the ancient woodlands that The Chilterns is well renowned for. At the halfway point, thirsty and ready to rest your feet, sample some local beer/cider or bite to eat at a quaint country pub. Both beginner and intermediate hikers would enjoy this 6 mile day hike.

Additional information


Please eat breakfast before arrival, or you can grab a quick bite at the café.
You’re welcome to bring a packed lunch/sandwich.
If you’d like, bring a few snacks such as fruit, energy bars.
Please bring a water bottle.

It’s the British Isles after all so let’s talk about weather:
Autumn (September – October – November)
Autumn in recent years, has been mild but can be windy and wet. One of my favourite seasons, as the leaves change to delightful colours and the temperature dips in the evenings and early mornings.

The weather plays a huge role for outdoor activities in the UK and can often be unpredictable. You may have heard the saying, “there’s nothing like bad weather, only the wrong clothing!” So, let’s dive in on what to bring.

What to pack in terms of clothes:
Waterproof Rain jacket
Waterproof or water repellent trousers (if you have any) *Please try to avoid cotton outer layers as they don’t dry quick enough if they get wet.
Fleece top / warm jumper
Sun-visor cap / Beanie hat
Scarf / gloves
Hiking boots / shoes

We may never need the jackets and warm clothes, but it’s best to pack them in your daypack. Only you know what your comfort level is and so, pack what makes you comfortable.

What else you might want to bring:
Daypack / rucksack
Water bottle (at least 1.5 litres of water)
Mobile phone
Power cables
Portable power pack
Wallet – some cash / credit card etc. for coffee/brew/food

Shameer Shah (Nature Kicks). Shameer is a qualified and experienced walk leader and guide, offering walks, navigation and camping expeditions in the Chilterns and beyond! Having spent much of his life trekking, exploring, navigating and camping in the great outdoors across continents, celebrating beautiful natural places and absorbing the benefits of nature, he is now keen to offer outdoor adventures for others, so they too can enjoy unforgettable outdoor experiences.
The Chiltern Velo Cafe, Hawridge Common, Hawridge, HP5 2UQ, Buckinghamshire (plenty of parking in the cafe or in the lay-by directly opposite the cafe). Let’s meet at the entrance to the café.
6 miles
Medium walks (4-6 miles)
4.5 hours
Fairly easy (some gentle inclines, steps/stiles)
Yes (Dogs on leads welcome)
Yes (Children must be 14+ years old.)
Yes (The closest station is Chesham Underground Station (Metropolitan line))