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Institute of Tourists Guiding

MR 04676

The scenery of the Chiltern Hills

Discover this Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty

Explore the tranquil chalk hills, quiet woodlands and historic towns

The chalky footpaths and the beech woods of the Chiltern Hills offer some fantastic woodland and rural scenic walks, less than an hour from London.

As a protected Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, in the Chilterns you can quickly get away from urban noise and bustle for the day, and clear or refresh your mind.

Most parts of England have a great network of public footpaths, and those in the Chilterns are better than most.

Come and explore, with guides who know them intimately. Who knows what we’ll discover?

Customise your tour

Create your ideal day by selecting any of the options from the table below. Choose from distance, time or types of activity. At any point, feel free to get in touch and we will help you build the perfect tour for you and your group.

Type of activityApproximate lengthAbility
A Chilterns' taster
90 minutes to two hours (2 to 3 miles, 3 to 5 kilometres)
Gentle - for all abilities and ages
Woodland exploration
Half day, up to four hours (5 to 8 miles, 8 to 13 kilometres)
Medium - average level of fitness
An outstanding day
Full day, up to nine hours (8 to 12 miles, 13 to 19 kilometres)
Advanced - good level of fitness

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Learn about the history of this protected area, just a stone's throw from London

Walks are available from Henley-on-Thames, Marlow, Turville, Beaconsfield, Saunderton, Amersham and Great Missenden; all accessible by train or car.  (Other starting points may be available on request).

Each walk will be different, depending on location and length, but will include some combination of ancient woodland, open farmland, great views, and a hidden village or two.

We may be lucky and see horses, deer, or other wild animals, and see and hear those regal birds of prey, Red Kites, soaring overhead.

Catch a glimpse of what the Chiltern Hills have to offer:

Qualifications and accreditations

  • Member of the Institute of Tourist Guiding
  • Member of the British Guild of Tourist Guides
  • Blue Badge Guide for South and South East England 2011
  • Blue Badge Guide for South West England 2014
  • Ambassador for the Great West Way
  • Member of Midsomer Tours
  • Guiding endorsement for Windsor and Eton
  • Member of Windsor Welcome Tourist Guides Association

British visitor

Hampshire

Thank you so much for all the work you put into a most interesting day in Reading yesterday. You were a wonderful guide.

Michelle Patrick

Hobbs of Henley

Graham has been a Blue Badge guide on quite a few of our specialist river trips on the Thames. He is a very informative guide and professional and it is a pleasure to work with him

HF Holidays guest

Excellent leader. Did his best to make the holiday as good as possible for each one of the guests.

Sam Evans

Humphreys of Henley

Graham is one of our clients’ favourite guides! They tell us that he is not only informative, but fun and entertaining, bringing the stunning destinations across southern England to life. We love to introduce Graham to our clients because he finds out about them and makes the whole experience truly personal.

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