Head to the market town of Chesham for a walk in the rolling Chiltern Hills of the Chess Valley. And if you think you recognise parts of the town, Chesham has starred in a number of TV and film productions, including Inspector Morse, Midsomer Murders and, most recently, in The Imitation Game (2014), where Church Street appears as Alan Turing’s lodging house in Bletchley. The walk also passes through Lowndes Park, donated to the town in 1953, Chesham Moor and the hamlet of Tyler’s Hill. After the walk call in at the small museum to learn more about the town; published in the August 2015 issue of Berkshire and Buckinghamshire Life.
Take in five Buckinghamshire views – Ivinghoe Beacon high above the picturesque village of Ivinghoe, Coombe Hill Monument near Wendover, Brill Windmill with its stunning hilltop location, Fieldfare Stile near Fingest for classic Chiltern scenery and the wooded delights of Burnham Beeches; published in the June 2015 issue of Buckinghamshire Life.
Head to Radnage, home to a historic early 13th century church which doubled as ‘Cranford Church’ in the BBC TV series Cranford and was the setting for the 1987 film ‘A Month in the Country’, and take a walk over Lodge Hill for some lovely panoramic views across the Chilterns. The walk also visits Bledlow Ridge home to The Boot pub; published in the April 2015 issue of Berkshire and Buckinghamshire Life.
Two short winter walks: one beside the peaceful River Thames at Hurley in Berkshire and one at Wendover, visiting the top of Coombe Hill for a great Chiltern view; published in the December 2014 issue of Berkshire & Buckinghamshire Life. For more walks in the Chilterns visit the Books page…
Head to Great Missenden for a walk in Roald Dahl’s footsteps passing the Roald Dahl Museum, the Red Pump Garage, a great view of Missenden Abbey and a meander through Angling Spring Wood; published in the September 2014 issue of Berkshire and Buckinghamshire Life
Head for the heights on a walk at Ivinghoe following the first, or last, section of the Ridgeway National Trail with some lovely views; published in the July 2014 issue of Buckinghamshire and Berkshire Life (for more lovely walks in the Chilterns check out my latest book here)
My latest book – Walking in the Chilterns – has just been published by Cicerone.
The guidebook describes 35 walks, from 4 to 12 miles long, that explore the Chilterns Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) in southern England.
The Chiltern Hills follow a line of chalk
Take a dog-friendly 4-mile walk with no stiles in South Buckinghamshire exploring picturesque Penn Wood, Penn Street and Winchmore Hill; published in the April issue of Berkshire and Buckinghamshire Life