The beautiful chess Valley only a few minutes from the M25!!!
the River Chess at Latimer
The river near its source in Chesham

Chess Valley Walk


A waymarked route along the beautiful chalk stream valley of the River Chess

Walk through the Chilterns following the beautiful valley of the River Chess from Chesham to Rickmansworth.

Visit the AONB webpage for The Chess Valley Walk.

The Chess Valley Walk is a 10 mile linear walk through the Chilterns following the River Chess from Chesham to Rickmansworth. It passes through the beautiful scenery of the Chess Valley and several attractive villages and at times gets close to the clear sparkling waters of the River Chess, one of the Chilterns' famed chalk streams. The walk is waymarked.

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. You'll discover the site of a Roman farm-villa at Latimer, pass the 13th century Chenies Manor visited by Elizabeth I and see the watercress beds at Sarratt, the only commercial watercress farm left in the Chilterns. And when you're near the River Chess, keep an eye out for kingfishers, water voles, brown trout and dragonflies.

Getting There

You can reach the Chess Valley Walk from either the Chesham or Rickmansworth London Underground stations. You can also join the walk from London Underground stations at Chalfont & Latimer or Chorleywood. 

Last Updated: 1 Jun 2015