Local Chesham Walks

Walking around Chesham

These specially created walks around Chesham have been created with an accompanying set of well-designed and attractive leaflets to guide you on your way.

Subject to availability, you can pick up free copies of the leaflets from Chesham Town Hall, Chesham Library and the Chiltern Society offices at the White Hill Centre. Or you can download PDFs of the leaflets here. Where possible, print to A3 size for ease of reading. If you are printing on A4, you will need to select 'fit to print size' or similar instruction to ensure that all of the leaflet is printed. 

Each leaflet contains a map and description of the route, points of interest and historical facts, along with attractive photographs of the route. There is also guidance on how to get to Chesham to start your walks.

Chess Valley Walk Revised in 2013, this beautiful 10-mile walk from Rickmansworth to Chesham with some of the best scenery in the Chilterns AONB. There are optional starting points from Chorleywood and Chalfont & Latimer Stations if you fancy a shorter walk. Download (PDF, 558 KB).

Chesham Food Trail Discover the local produce being created, used and sold in Chesham and its surrounding villages. Featuring a town trail with some of our best loved shops and 3 trails in the countryside. Download (PDF, 926 KB).


Walking With Buckinghamshire Suffragettes features six heritage trails tracing the women's suffrage movement in and around the Chilterns, including one Chesham walk. Download (PDF, 1.9 MB).


Chesham Heritage Trail A 2-mile heritage trail, covering 1000 years in the history of Chesham. Includes major, historic features such as The Bury, Lowndes Park, St. Mary's Church and much more. Download (PDF, 1.2 MB).

See photos from the Trail on Flickr

Chesham Outer Ring A 7.5 mile walk skirting the outer fringes of the town, taking you into the heart of the local countryside. The walk passes 3 pubs and there is the opportunity to shorten the walk by returning to town from the perimeter. Download (PDF, 988 KB).
Tylers Hill, Ley Hill & The Chess A 5 mile walk taking you to the east of Chesham. Explore the rolling countryside between the town and the nearby villages of Tylers Hill, Ley Hill and Botley, as well as the River Chess. Download (PDF, 864 KB).
Chesham Bois and the Beech Hangers A gentle 4 mile walk from Chesham to the nearby beech woods of Chesham Bois. See the sites of former water mills and discover the wildlife of the woods and River Chess. Halfway round you can take in more woodland on the return route. Download (PDF, 1 MB)
Chartridge 'Hills and Vales' An 8 mile walk exploring the parallel valleys to the west of Chesham, with curiously named tracks such as Herbert's Hole. There are wonderful view across the town from Lowndes Park and the opportunity to detour to the medieval settlement at Redding Wick. Download (PDF, 1.2 MB)
Ashley Green 'Farms, Forts and Fighters' An 8.5 mile walk exploring the hidden corners of Buckinghamshire on the border with Hertfordshire. The route goes past historic farms, old pubs and a hill fort at Whelpley Hill. The walk also takes in Bovingdon airfield, where Clark Gable, James Stewart and William Holden were based during World War Two. Download (PDF, 1.2 MB)
Walk 7 Little Chalfont to Chesham 'Station to Station' A 6 mile walk from Little Chalfont to Chesham. The route goes past Neptune Falls (the site of a medieval mill), the River Chess, the village of Latimer, the site of Canon's Mill, Chesham Moor and the restored Meades Water Gardens. Download (PDF, 209 KB)

Chorleywood to Chesham 'Station to Station' An 8.5 mile walk from Chorleywood to Chesham. The route goes past Chenies Manor House (visited by both Henry VIII and Elizabeth I), the River Chess, Cowcroft Wood and Nature Reserve and Meades Water Gardens. On a clear day, there are fine views towards London from Martin Top Farm on this route, from which the Shard, Canary Wharf and Post Office Tower can be seen. Download (PDF, 189 KB)

Great Missenden to Chesham 'Station to Station' A 6.1 mile walk from Great Missenden to Chesham. The route takes in the Church of St Peter and St Paul, where Roald Dahl is buried in the churchyard, Hyde End (currently threatened by HS2), the 12th Century earthwork of Redding Wick Moat, the ancient Packhorse Trail of Blind Lane and Lowndes Park. Download (PDF, 193 KB)

Amersham to Chesham 'Station to Station' A 4.5 mile walk from Amersham to Chesham. The route includes the 1931 memorial to the 16th Century Amersham martyrs, the River Misbourne and the historic buildings of old Amersham, the anicent woodland of Windmill Plantation and the Wey Lane Allotments and Workhouses. Download (PDF, 222 KB)

Chesham & Ley Hill History Walk A 4.9 mile walk covering the history of Chesham and Ley Hill. Points of interest include Cowcroft Wood and Nature Reserve, Tylers Hill, Trapps Lane, the River Chess and Duntons Brother Brickworks. Download (PDF, 152 KB)

Going further!

There are several other routes in the Chesham area. Many leaflets can be downloaded from the Chilterns Conservation Board web site.