Green Walks in England: East and East Anglia (Chiltern)

This area is that part of the region which is covered by the HP postcode area.

Neighbouring regions are

Note also some of the most convenient hubs for multi-day walking on different routes.


Use the alphastrip below to jump to the appropriate initial letter for a selected route within the list. If there are no routes with a particular initial letter, the jump will have no effect.

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Aylesbury Ring

Length <60km
Max transport gap <20km

A 51km circuit of Aylesbury.

Chiltern Railway Walk

Length >60km
Max transport gap > 30km

A 288km walk between London Marylebone and Kidderminster.

Image: Denham

Chiltern Way

Length >60km
Max transport gap >20km

The core walk loops its way through the varied landscapes of the Chiltern Hills in a 221km circuit. The route has spawned three extensions — in Berkshire (via Cookham and Henley: 45km), in the south (via Goring and Woodcote: 51km), and in the north (via Great Offley and Chapelfoot: 44km).

Image: Sarratt

Greater Ridgeway

A 605km walk which chains the four paths which link Lyme Regis with the North Norfolk coast — the Wessex Ridgeway, The Ridgeway National Trail, Icknield Way Trail, and Peddars Way.

Hertfordshire Way

Length >60km
Max transport gap >20km

A 264km circuit round the county, taking in Royston, St Albans, Tring station, Chipperfield Common, Aldenham, Hertford, Perry Green and Bishop’s Stortford.

Image: Ayot St Lawrence

Midshires Way

Length >60km
Max transport gap >20km

A 361km walk between Princes Risborough and Stockport.

Outer Aylesbury Ring

Length >60km
Max transport gap <20km

A walk of 86km encircling Aylesbury.

The Ridgeway

Length >60km
Max transport gap <20km

A walk of 136km between Overton Hill and Ivinghoe Beacon.

Image: Goring Bridge, crossed by the route


Some places lend themselves to being hubs, where you may pitch up for a few days’ car-free walking, fanning out on a different route (or part of a route) each day. The hub becomes a walking-place for recreation at walking pace. Hubs in this area include

Hemel HempsteadHemel Hempstead is the principal hub for the area.
Milton KeynesMilton Keynes, though outside the area, also serves the area.
WatfordWatford, though outside the area, also serves the area.

Guided and group walks

Saturday Walking Club

This online-driven group has been well established in the London area for some years, but the reach of their walks goes far beyond the M25. Their walks are all free (the word “club” may be a bit misleading) and there are walks on other days of the week. You may download a route from their extensive catalogue to enable you to walk on your own — you are expected to carry your own copy of the route-map if you join a group walk.

Image: Sheffield Park

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