The 10th Chilterns Walking Festival taking place 15th -30th October will feature a programme of over 50 walks & events throughout the Chilterns, offering a chance to enjoy the autumn splendour, the golden beech trees and hedgerows bursting with colour. There are a number of new walking experiences on offer, celebrating autumn in the Chilterns, including:

  • Join Pipsticks walks on the day before All Hallows Eve for a spooky walk along the River Thames and lots of ghostly tales from the Riverbank! Or take a Walk on the Dark Side with an exhilarating stroll through Bones Wood and Crowsley Park, tuning into the sounds and sights of the night, and ending at the pub for hot chocolate.
  • Foraging walk amongst the magnificent sweet chestnut trees to learn about and enjoy the bountiful autumn ‘fruits of the forest’.
  • Literary walk discovering George Orwell’s ‘golden country’ in south Oxfordshire including the house where he once lived.
  • Discover and walk some of the ancient routes which criss-cross the Chilterns, exploring Drovers routes and the ‘Slow Ways’ historic routes.
  • Nature walk at Aston Rowant National Nature Reserve to celebrate the 70th Anniversary of National Nature Reserves. Join the Natural England rangers to see the wildlife that makes them so special, finishing with tea & cake.
  • Lacemaking and cream tea experience in Marlow – tour guide Bobbie Latter will take you on a guided walk around historic Marlow, followed by a hands-on lace-making experience and a delicious afternoon tea.

Plus map reading courses, pub walks, local produce tasting, historic garden tours and much more. Listings are now live on the website here.

View the festival programme here.

Chilterns Walking Festival facebook page.