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distance 8.81mi Vertical gain +256ft Vertical drop -243ft Durée 4h15 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Hertfordshire

This walk starts at Ricky Aquadrome with its 3 lakes and goes along a delightful stretch of the River Chess, through Whippendell Woods (particularly nice in mid April when the bluebells are out), to Cassiobury Park with its 2 cafes and voted one of the 10 best parks in Britain and along short stretches of the River Gade and Grand Union Canal. Do allow plenty of time for exploring the many interesting features on this walk.

distance 8.95mi Vertical gain +197ft Vertical drop -207ft Durée 4h15 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Hertfordshire

A Hertfordshire walk that explores the area to the east of Rickmansworth. The route uses a mixture of paths, lanes and canal towpaths following sections of the Chess Valley Walk and the Croxley Green Boundary Walk.

distance 6.69mi Vertical gain +210ft Vertical drop -197ft Durée 3h15 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Little Chalfont - Buckinghamshire

This walk along the River Chess starts from Little Chalfont in Buckinghamshire and walks east through pleasant surroundings before turning west to Chenies and a return to the start.

distance 11.76mi Vertical gain +751ft Vertical drop -869ft Durée 6h05 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Little Chalfont - Buckinghamshire

This Chilterns walk takes in parts of the Chess Valley walk at the start and end of the route and a section of the Chiltern Way in between. There is a variety of scenery with undulating landscapes, pastoral scenes of grazing animals, fields of wild flowers in summer, a cricket pitch, a golf course, a quarry, two churches and the shallow chalk stream of the River Chess.

distance 8.09mi Vertical gain +413ft Vertical drop -292ft Durée 4h05 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Amersham - Buckinghamshire

A tough walk through the rolling Chiltern Hills taking in Chess Valley Walk, Chilterns Way and Hertfordshire Way. Starts in Old Amersham, near St Mary's Church. Big climb up to pass Martyrs Memorial on the hill above Amersham, then through Chiltern Forest, Latimer, Flaunden and Chipperfield Common to finish at the Two Brewers Inn, Chipperfield.

Walking Bourne End to West Wycombe ( Download : )
distance 10.7mi Vertical gain +1027ft Vertical drop -817ft Durée 5h50 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Cookham - Berkshire

First 2 miles are flat, along the Thames Path & Spade Oak Nature Reserve to Little Marlow. The rest of the stage is tough and very hilly with many steep climbs and mostly off-road thru'the Chiltern Hills. The route goes up around the back of High Wycombe to finish just past the National Trust owned village of West Wycombe at Pedestal Roundabout at junction of A40 and A4010.

distance 14.75mi Vertical gain +30ft Vertical drop -10ft Durée 6h50 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Datchet - Berkshire

This section of our walk starts at Datchet Railway Station. It is 14.75 miles and takes in Datchet Village, the Jubilee River, Dorney, Maidenhead Riverside, Dorney Lake, Boveney, the Thames Path, Eton High Street and Windsor Bridge. It is the longest of the five sections, but is flat and easy to follow.

distance 11.42mi Vertical gain +364ft Vertical drop -236ft Durée 5h35 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Berkshire

This section of our walk starts is 11.4 miles. It starts at Windsor & Eton Riverside Station and takes in Windsor Castle, The Long Walk, Windsor Great Park, Three Castles Path, Virginia Water, Valley Gardens, Savill Garden and Englefield Green.

distance 11.1mi Vertical gain +33ft Vertical drop -23ft Durée 5h10 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Berkshire

The route follows the Thames Path all the way. At times the path can be narrow, so be aware. The route crosses Windsor Bridge to Eton, then turns left to follow the Thames Path past Boveney, Dorney Lake. Oakley Court and Bray Studios are soon visible across the river. Next is Bray Lock, then through Maidenhead, and Cookham to Bourne End.

distance 1.51mi Vertical gain +13ft Vertical drop -26ft Durée 0h40 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Harrow - Greater London

This is the first section of a 12 mile walking route which follows the River Pinn from Pinner to Uxbridge. Of all Middlesex's 'lost rivers' the River Pinn is perhaps the most visible.

Holmer Green to Coleshill via Penn Wood
distance 6.88mi Vertical gain +138ft Vertical drop -164ft Durée 3h15 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Little Missenden - Buckinghamshire

This is a delightful walk from Holmer Green (located between High Wycombe and Amersham) through Chilterns woodland, fields and tracks to Coleshill All Saints Church, where there are benches in the churchyard for a picnic. Return the same way.

Walking The Freedom Trail ( Download : )
distance 63.78mi Vertical gain +538ft Vertical drop -594ft Durée 5 days Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Wraysbury - Berkshire

The Freedom Trail is a long distance path, designed to link places associated with these and other events in our history, and how they would form a blue-print for the world we know today. I'm not really an historian or a walker, but through a few other projects I have been involved with, I thought this would be something interesting to do. The path is 64 miles long.

distance 13.16mi Vertical gain +16ft Vertical drop -13ft Durée 6h05 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Wraysbury - Berkshire

The first section of the walk starts at Wraysbury station. It is 13.15 miles and takes in Wraysbury, Ankerwycke, Church Lammas, St Mary's Church, Duncroft Manor, Staines Moor, central Staines-upon-Thames, Staines riverside, The Hythe, Thames Path, Runnymede, Old Windsor and Datchet.

distance 9mi Vertical gain +328ft Vertical drop -512ft Durée 4h25 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Chipperfield - Hertfordshire

Starts at Two Brewers Inn, Chipperfield. Passes thru' Kings Langley where we join the Grand Union Canal for a short distance. Then thru' Bedmond & Potters Crouch before descending past the Roman wall into Verulamium Park and past St Albans Cathedral to finish at St Albans Abbey Station.

Walking The Yeading Brook ( Download : )
distance 3.45mi Vertical gain +39ft Vertical drop -39ft Durée 1h35 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Harrow - Greater London

This is a short urban walk exploring another of the 'lost landscapes of Middlesex'. The Yeading Brook rises at Headstone Manor and can be tracked all the way to Ruislip Gardens. This walk starts and finishes in West Harrow, and follows the most attractive section of the river through two pretty linear parks : The Yeading Brook Open Space and Streamside Recreation Ground.

Walking Sudbury Hill ( Download : )
distance 3.88mi Vertical gain +190ft Vertical drop -190ft Durée 1h55 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Harrow - Greater London

This is a short urban walk exploring the 'lost landscapes of Middlesex'. I was recently introduced to a secret park which I never knew about, and realised this must be the summit of the original Sudbury Hill before it was swallowed up under the tide of suburban housing. The walk visits Elm Park and also takes you past the Harrow School sports fields. It starts and finishes near Harrow School, Harrow-on-the-Hill.

Walking The Wealdstone Brook ( Download : )
distance 1.75mi Vertical gain +0ft Vertical drop -95ft Durée 0h50 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Harrow - Greater London

The Wealdstone Brook is one of the lost rivers of Middlesex. It's a short urban walk, one of my 'lost landscapes' routes around the Harrow area. Ironically, there is no trace of the river left in Wealdstone itself, where it has all been culverted. However, it meanders very prettily through Woodcock Park in Kenton, surrounded by grassy banks and willow trees. This is the best bit! There are further glimpses of it along the route of this walk.

distance 13.35mi Vertical gain +98ft Vertical drop -279ft Durée 6h15 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Surrey

This section of our walk starts at Englefield Green. It is 13.35 miles long and takes in Englefield Green, Runnymede Memorials, Egham, The Causeway, Staines Riverside, the Thames Path, Laleham, Chertsey Bridge, Shepperton Riverside, Shepperton Ferry, Desborough Cut, Walton Bridge and Walton-on-Thames.

distance 10.54mi Vertical gain +367ft Vertical drop -315ft Durée 5h10 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Surrey

Mostly towpath and parkland, there is a lot to see on this stage, so start early. The route crosses Staines Bridge, then follows the Thames before crossing the road at Runnymede.

distance 12.25mi Vertical gain +689ft Vertical drop -659ft Durée 6h15 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in West Wycombe - Buckinghamshire

Tough from the start. Big climb up to Downley, then drop down thru' woods before climbing steeply to Hughenden Manor (National Trust). Immediately, descend again to follows Hughenden Stream, then climb up Boss Lane to Great Kingshill & rolling thru' Prestwood to join the South Bucks Way at Little Kingshill and follow it thru' Little Missenden. Then along River Misbourne thru' Shardeloes Estate, before diverting to Old Amersham.

distance 6.36mi Vertical gain +249ft Vertical drop -279ft Durée 3h10 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Hertfordshire

Starting from Hemel Hempstead Station this is a walk which can be enjoyed without a car. The station is right on the edge of the town so virtually all the route is through the open country, much of it through Boxmoor Trust land, on the plateau of the Chilterns and along the Grand Union Canal. There are lots of reminders of the history of the area from 1594 through WWII. If you are lucky you may see a couple of rare farm breeds kept on Trust land and some interesting birds along the canal.

distance 5.97mi Vertical gain +3ft Vertical drop -49ft Durée 2h45 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Richmond upon Thames - Greater London

An interesting walk along the Duke of Northumberland’s river from the Meadway in Twickenham, through old Isleworth, to Syon Park. The attractions in Syon Park include the house and gardens and one of the largest Garden Centres in the country. A short extension to Kew Bridge following a brief section of the Grand Union Canal with its docks and then the Thames, is included. The Musical Museum and London Museum of Water & Steam can be seen on this section. Return is made by bus or train.

distance 7.05mi Vertical gain +459ft Vertical drop -466ft Durée 3h40 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Wendover - Buckinghamshire

Circular walk from Wendover to the pub at Swan Bottom, across fields and through woods.

Walking Coombe Hill from Wendover ( Download : )
Coombe Hill from Wendover
distance 3.7mi Vertical gain +407ft Vertical drop -413ft Durée 2h05 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Wendover - Buckinghamshire

An easy Chiltern walk that rewards your efforts with some fine views across the Chiltern escarpment and across the Vale of Aylesbury. The paths and bridleways are generally clearly signed.

distance 5.28mi Vertical gain +571ft Vertical drop -486ft Durée 2h55 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Wendover - Buckinghamshire

This section of the walk takes you from Wendover down to Buckmoor End (where there is a pit stop and possibly a bacon sarnie!) across in front of Chequers through the nature reserve and over to The Plough at Cadsden.

distance 15.15mi Vertical gain +112ft Vertical drop -249ft Durée 7h05 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Hertfordshire

The stage starts at St Albans Abbey Station. Soon joins River Ver Path for 0.65 miles. Climbs to join the Alban Way (old railway line) all the way to and thru' Hatfield. Passes Mill Green Mill and follows Welwyn Centenary Walk thru' a golf course & The Commons Nature Reserve, then joins the Cole Green Way (old railwayline) to Hertford. Goes thru' the old part of this county town, taking in the castle and grounds, then joins the River Lea Navigation to just north of Hertford East Station.

distance 9.1mi Vertical gain +39ft Vertical drop -33ft Durée 4h15 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Surrey

The route crosses the River Thames, going firstly north for half a mile to the Fordbridge Roundabout, then east thru' Lower Sunbury, past the Hampton Waterworks and through Hampton Village. We then follow a scenic route through Bushy Park and finish in the middle of the maze in the grounds of Hampton Court Palace. It's a bit of a strange way to finish the walk, but you'll enjoy the scenery and the places you pass on route.

distance 8.23mi Vertical gain +135ft Vertical drop -49ft Durée 3h55 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Richmond upon Thames - Greater London

This is an interesting walk through Bushy Park to Hampton Court Bridge and then following the rivers Mole and Ember to Molesey Heath. The walk continues through Field Common and West End Common to end in beautiful woods beyond Esher. There is then the option to visit the National Trust gardens at Claremont or continuing to Oxshott. Waterproof footwear is strongly advised.

distance 11.1mi Vertical gain +30ft Vertical drop -56ft Durée 5h10 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Surrey

The last section of our walk starts is 11.1 miles. It starts at St Mary's Church at Walton-on-Thames and takes in the Thames Path, Hurst Park, Hampton Ferry, Hampton Village, Bushy Park, Hampton Wick, Kingston-upon-Thames and follows the Thames Path upstream to finish at Hampton Court Palace.

distance 8.93mi Vertical gain +469ft Vertical drop -440ft Durée 4h30 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Bracknell - Berkshire

Walk from the free car park at South Hill Park through their grounds and across to Caesar's Camp and round Bagshot Heath looping back via Rapley Lake to The Look Out (cafe) and back to South Hill Park (cafe and arts centre)

distance 12.98mi Vertical gain +36ft Vertical drop -23ft Durée 6h00 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Richmond upon Thames - Greater London

The start is inside the main entrance to Hampton Court Palace. The leg is mainly on the Thames Path and flat. It crosses the Thames at two points, Hampton Court and Walton Bridges. Diverts on road, through Lower Halliford, Old Shepperton and then again along the Thames, past, Shepperton, Chertsey and Penton Hook Locks to finish at Staines Pier and behind Staines Town Hall.

distance 238.32mi Vertical gain +8425ft Vertical drop -8435ft Durée 22 days Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Richmond upon Thames - Greater London

The Green Belt Way is a 238.4 mile long distance path around London's green belt. It meanders through beautiful countryside and passes many interesting sites. Described here are some of the landmarks and history of the places you pass on the walk.