New! Chess Valley Walk

View on the Chess Valley Walk
A view from the Chess Valley Walk near Blackwell Hall Farm

A new edition of the Chess Valley Walk has been published, helping people to explore the beautiful scenery and wildlife on a 10-mile walk from Rickmansworth to Chesham. Download the new leaflet here (PDF, 558 KB)
The Chess Valley has some of the most attractive countryside in the Chilterns Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. This is a landscape rich in wildlife, with a long and fascinating history. Along the way there are historic buildings and estates, water meadows, ancient field systems and nature reserves. The River Chess is a chalk stream, fed by groundwater stored in the aquifer and supports a diverse range of wildlife, including kingfishers, water vole, brown trout and the banded demoiselle damsefly. Look carefully along the walk, and you could see these species and more!

The colourful leaflet provides a map, detailed route instructions and points of interest along the way. And there is help for getting to and from the start and end points of the walk, as well as optional routes starting from Chorleywood and Chalfont & Latimer Stations if you fancy a shorter walk.

The walk and leaflet is supported by the Chilterns Conservation Board, Chilterns Chalk Streams Project, River Chess Association and Chesham Walkers Are Welcome.

Hard copies of the walk can be picked up for free from the Town Hall Reception.

Published: 22 May 2013