Pete's Walks - Walks Diary 2024

These are in reverse chronological order, with the most recent walk at the top. 'Local' means the walk is within a few miles of my home in Kensworth, and so most of these could also come under the heading 'Chiltern Hills'.

The distances and times given are usually only very rough estimates! [NOTE: I'm walking much more slowly than I used to, averaging only about 2.4mph - ten years ago it was between 2.7-3.0mph]

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 - so I should point out that I don't always give enough details in the written descriptions for them to be used that way. Also, 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 on a map first.  The Google Map I provide with each walk may be of some help with navigation. 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).

Date Route Area Distance Time
3/06/24 Hambleden, Marlow Common, Moorend Common Chiltern Hills About 10 miles 4h 25m
15/05/24 Maidensgrove and Greys Court Chiltern Hills About 9.8 miles 4h 20m
9/05/24 Coombe Hill and the Hampden Monument Chiltern Hills About 7.9 miles 3h 30m
30/04/24 Great Kimble, Green Hailey, Buckmoorend Chiltern Hills About 7 miles 2h 55m
24/04/24 Bledlow, Rout's Green, Lodge Hill Chiltern Hills About 5.5 miles 2h 5m
21/03/24 Ashridge and Aldbury Chiltern Hills About 6.1 miles 2h 25m
18/03/24 Cadmore End and Idlecombe Wood Chiltern Hills About 6.7 miles 3h 10m
14/03/24 Little Missenden, Holmer Green and Mop End Chiltern Hills About 6.1 miles 2h 30m
20/02/24 Bledlow Ridge, Stokenchurch, Sprig's Alley Chiltern Hills About 8.9 miles 3h 55m
15/02/24 Maidensgrove Common, Nettlebed, Coxlease Farm Chiltern Hills About 8.3 miles 3h 35m
12/02/24 Marsworth and Wigginton Chiltern Hills About 9.8 miles 3h 45m
7/02/24 Bradenham, Speen, Hughenden Chiltern Hills About 10.9 miles 5h 10m
31/01/24 Shortened version of Ashridge Estate Boundary Trail (anti-clockwise, again) Chiltern Hills About 12.9 miles 5h 10m
27/01/24 Gaddesden Row and Piccotts End (anti-clockwise, again) Chiltern Hills About 12.6 miles 5h 10m
24/01/24 Coombe Hill and the Hampdens (anti-clockwise, again) Chiltern Hills About 12.5 miles 5h 15m
16/01/24 Chenies and Ley Hill (anti-clockwise, again) Chiltern Hills About 11.7 miles 4h 55m
13/01/24 Cholesbury and Herberts Hole Chiltern Hills About 9.9 miles 4h 20m
11/01/24 Coombe Hill and Prestwood Chiltern Hills About 10.5 miles 4h 30m
6/01/24 Ashridge, Frithsden, Ward's Hurst Farm (again) Chiltern Hills About 10.8 miles 4h 30m
4/01/24 Maidensgrove Common, Watlington Hill, Northend Chiltern Hills About 10.5 miles 4h 30m