The Chiltern Way
Chilterns Way map
The Chiltern Way at the Chess Valley near Chorleywood
Ashridge, the Bridgewater Monument
Aston Rowant nature reserve
near Wendover
Combe Hill near Wendover
looking west towards Tring
part of the Ridgeway looking toward Ivinghoe Beacon

The Chiltern Way


The Chiltern Way is a long distance circular route through the Chilterns in southern England.

A wandering, varied and mostly rural way stretching from north to south across the Chilterns Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

Based on an earlier unofficial route, the Chiltern Hundred, the original 200km (125 miles) way was created as the Chiltern Society’s Millenium Project in the year 2000. The route goes from Hemel Hempstead, Chalfont St Giles, the edge of Marlow, Hambleden, Bix Bottom, Ewelme, the Ridgeway, Stokenchurch, Great Hampden, Aldbury, the Dunstable Downs, Sharpenhoe Clappers to Harpenden and back to Hemel Hempstead. The footpath is now enjoyed by thousands of walkers each year.  A southern extension was included in 2003 and adds a loop of 50km (35 miles) from Bix Bottom via Mapledurham on the Thames.  A northern extension was added during the same year, of 44km (27 miles) from Sharpenhoe Clappers via the Icknield Way and the outskirts of Hitchin. A short cut from Bix Bottom creates a 16km (10 miles) loop via Ewelme.  Click HERE to go to the Chilterns Society page for The Chiltern Way.

2010 marks the 10th anniversary of the creation of The Chiltern Way.

Last Updated: 1 Jun 2015