Pete's Walks - Long-distance paths in the Chiltern Hills

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The following long-distance paths that I've walked are in the Chiltern Hills.

WARNING: When I originally started writing up these walks, I didn't really intend them to be used as 'route descriptions' for other people to follow. However I am aware that a few people are using them that way, and I now try to make sure my descriptions give enough route details so that they can be followed. Unfortunately I have a dreadful tendency to get 'left' and 'right' confused. So if you want to try any of these walks yourself, I very strongly recommend that you try to follow the route description on a map first. If you do find (or think you find) any mistakes please let me know by email  and I will make any corrections as soon as I can (usually I check emails every day). In any case, my descriptions should not be used instead of the official guides (I normally give details of the official guides in the 'About the ....' page for each long-distance path).

The South Bucks Way From Coombe Hill, near Wendover, to the Grand Union Canal at Denham. I walked it on three successive days in August 2005 (23 miles each way)
The Chiltern Link From Wendover to Chesham. A one day walk in August 2005 (8 miles each way)
Ashridge Estate Boundary Trail A circular walk round Ashridge and Berkhamsted Common, on the Bucks/Herts border. A one day walk in August 2006 (16 miles)
Chiltern Heritage Trail A circular walk round the Chesham/Amersham area of the Chiltern Hills. A section walk that took 7 days in September 2006 (52 miles each way)
The Chiltern Way (2) A circular walk round the Chilterns Hills, through Bedfordshire, Hertfordshire, Buckinghamshire and Oxfordshire. I walked it as a section walk that took 26 days between March and June 2007 (192 miles each way)
The Chiltern Chain Walk

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An unofficial route created by myself, consisting of 20 linked circular walks crossing the Chiltern Hills from Dunstable Downs to Goring-on-Thames (238 miles).  I walked it between March and June 2008

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Chess Valley Walk A linear walk from Chesham to Rickmansworth along the Chess Valley (10 miles each way). I did this in a single day in May 2009.

 

The following long-distance paths that I've walked are partly in the Chiltern Hills, or at least touch on the Chiltern Hills at some point in their route.

The South Bucks Way From Coombe Hill, near Wendover, to the Grand Union Canal at Denham. I walked it on three successive days in August 2005 (23 miles each way)
The Two Ridges Link From Linslade to Ivinghoe Beacon. A one day walk in August 2005 (8 miles each way)
The North Bucks Way From the Ridgeway path near Great Kimble to Wolverton. A section walk that took 5 days in September 2005 (35 miles each way)
The Hertfordshire Way A circular route round Hertfordshire, starting and finishing at Royston. A section walk that took 27 days, September 2005 to February 2006 (187 miles each way)
The Berkshire-Essex Walk A linear walk from Berkshire to Essex, following sections of the Ridgeway and the Icknield Way. A section walk that took 13 days in June/July 2006 (97 miles each way)
Swan's Way A linear bridleway through Buckinghamshire and Oxfordshire, from just north of Milton Keynes to Goring-on-Thames. A section walk that took 9 days in August/September 2007 (65 miles each way)

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