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distance 5.26mi Vertical gain +46ft Vertical drop -46ft Durée 2h25 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Great Linford - Milton Keynes

A fairly flat route that follows a former railway line, the Grand Union Canal and passes through Stanton Low and Linford Manor Park.

distance 6.39mi Vertical gain +102ft Vertical drop -102ft Durée 3h00 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Great Linford - Milton Keynes

This walk starts and ends at Willen Local Centre (parking). You travel northwards to Tongwell Lake, then westwards to the Grand Union Canal at Giffard Park. Much of the route is southwards alongside the canal until reaching Campbell Park. The route continues southwards beside the canal, leaving the Canal Broadwalk to enter Woolstone in the direction of The Barge pub. It then continues towards the River Ouzel, turning northwards towards Willen Lake and from there back to Willen Local Centre.

Walking Dodford/Weedon circuit ( Download : )
distance 2.7mi Vertical gain +89ft Vertical drop -105ft Durée 1h20 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Dodford - Northamptonshire

Taking in the road walking along the A45 but with nice views of rolling countryside, a saunter along the Grand Union, (there's a memorial bench under the A45 to rest and lunch and keep dry), and then heading off the canal towards the village of Dodford with a Grade 1 listed church to visit. Parking at the village hall or opposite the church.

distance 4.64mi Vertical gain +148ft Vertical drop -148ft Durée 2h15 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Campbell Park - Milton Keynes

The walk starts at the car park for the Tree Cathedral on Livingstone Drive, Newlands - close to Gulliver's Theme Park and the David Lloyd Sports Centre.

Walking Newnham, Northamptonshire ( Download : )
Newnham, Northamptonshire
distance 7.23mi Vertical gain +397ft Vertical drop -394ft Durée 3h40 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Newnham - Northamptonshire

This is a good walk at any time but really good in spring when the bluebells are out in Badby Woods and butterflies are exploring the hedgerows. The route passes through some scenic Northamptonshire villages and includes small stretches of the Nene and Knightley Ways.

distance 5.85mi Vertical gain +92ft Vertical drop -89ft Durée 2h45 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Old Woughton - Milton Keynes

A fairly easy walk from Ye Olde Swan at Woughton on the Green that follows the Grand Union Canal to Campbell Park, returning via Woolstone. All on surfaced paths.

distance 5.42mi Vertical gain +26ft Vertical drop -26ft Durée 2h30 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Old Woughton - Milton Keynes

This is a reasonably flat walk, much of it beside water (river, canal and lake).

distance 7.64mi Vertical gain +233ft Vertical drop -233ft Durée 3h45 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Middleton Cheney - Northamptonshire

This delightful walk explores parts of Northamptonshire and Oxfordshire using a section of the Millennium Way. The route starts from Middleton cheney and continues via Thenford, Upper Wardington and Chacombe back to the start.

Elkington, Grand Union Canal & Cold Ashby from Winwick
distance 12.89mi Vertical gain +738ft Vertical drop -709ft Durée 6h35 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Winwick (Northamptonshire) - Northamptonshire

A lengthy Northamptonshire walk that explores the countryside to the north-west of Northampton. The route uses a section of the Jurassic Way, the towpath of Grand Union Canal, fields paths and country lanes. Winwick is a small rural community of some 40 souls, according to their website, situated off the A428 north of West Haddon and west of Northampton.

distance 9.54mi Vertical gain +262ft Vertical drop -289ft Durée 4h35 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Woburn - Bedfordshire

A fairly level Bedfordshire walk starts from Woburn and passes through the extensive grounds of Woburn Abbey to reach Eversholt. The return route includes the opportunity to have lunch in Milton Bryan and a further section of walking through the Abbey's extensive parkland.

distance 7.95mi Vertical gain +272ft Vertical drop -253ft Durée 3h55 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Woburn - Bedfordshire

This fairly level Bedfordshire walk starts from Woburn and passes through the extensive grounds of Woburn Abbey to reach Eversholt. The return route includes a further section of walking through the Abbey's parkland.

Walking Ashby Local Walk ( Download : )
Ashby Local Walk
distance 6.8mi Vertical gain +308ft Vertical drop -322ft Durée 3h25 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Cold Ashby - Northamptonshire

My favourite ramble which begins and ends at St Denys Church, Cold Ashby. This is a proper ramble with both hard and soft surfaces and good views from Honey Hill.

Grand Union Canal and Beacon Hill from Napton-on-the-Hill
distance 7.53mi Vertical gain +472ft Vertical drop -479ft Durée 3h55 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Napton on the Hill - Warwickshire

A Warwickshire walk full of interest. The route passes a restored windmill, follows two sections of canal and visits the summit of Beacon Hill which offers good views across the surrounding countryside.

Napton on the Hill circular walk
distance 4.49mi Vertical gain +164ft Vertical drop -164ft Durée 2h10 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Napton on the Hill - Warwickshire

A short circular walk that offers some wonderful views of the Warwickshire countryside. The route passes through the village of Napton on the Hill with its fine windmill.

Ampthill and central Bedfordshire
distance 8.35mi Vertical gain +446ft Vertical drop -417ft Durée 4h15 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Ampthill - Bedfordshire

Starting near the site of Catherine of Aragon's house arrest and venturing into the surrounding areas. You'll see some lovely rolling countryside with views to the Chilterns and across Marston Vale to Bedford. The walk takes in a variety of environments : farmland, woods, an ancient meadow, parkland with Capability Brown landscaping, the ruins of a Jacobean/Classical mansion and memorials to Catherine of Aragon and the men of the Bedfordshire regiment who trained in the park and died in WW1.

Walking Fenny to The Kitchen ( Download : )
distance 1.87mi Vertical gain +197ft Vertical drop -98ft Durée 1h00 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Fenny Compton - Warwickshire

A short walk from the church at Fenny to the The Kitchen a pub in Farnborough.

distance 4.74mi Vertical gain +167ft Vertical drop -174ft Durée 2h20 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Southam - Warwickshire

A 5.5 mile walk, mostly in fields around southam Holt and Ladbroke and back to southam.
The route is medium difficulty, with some steep slopes.

A circular walk from Long Itchington
distance 6.09mi Vertical gain +82ft Vertical drop -72ft Durée 2h50 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Long Itchington - Warwickshire

Starting from Long Itchington with its many pubs, this Warwickshire walk explores some delightful countryside and a section of the Grand Union Canal. The walk also follows a section of the Millenium Way.

distance 8.06mi Vertical gain +213ft Vertical drop -230ft Durée 3h55 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Long Itchington - Warwickshire

A stroll through rural Warwickshire with no destination in mind. This route includes paths, country lanes and a section of the Grand Union Canal.

Walking Slipton, Northamptonshire ( Download : )
distance 6.05mi Vertical gain +190ft Vertical drop -190ft Durée 2h55 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Lowick (Northamptonshire) - Northamptonshire

Seven miles of glorious Northamptonshire countryside through 3 attractive villages and passing by the impressive Drayton Hall.

Walking The Chilterns above Tring ( Download : )
distance 11.3mi Vertical gain +797ft Vertical drop -810ft Durée 5h55 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Aldbury - Hertfordshire

National Trails and Long Distance Paths crisscross the Chilterns in this area. This Circular Walk makes use of short stretches of at least five such to provide a beautiful and varied walk through Chiltern woodland, on Chiltern chalk downs with wide vistas from the scarp edge of the hills, along a stretch of the historic Grand Union Canal, and through one of the prettiest villages in Hertfordshire.

Around Blenheim Park from Woodstock
distance 6.12mi Vertical gain +226ft Vertical drop -230ft Durée 3h00 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Woodstock - Oxfordshire

This circular walk mainly explores Blenheim Park, its monuments and distinctive characteristics including the Grand Bridge, the Column of Victory, Rosamund's Well and an impressive Cedar of Lebanon tree!

Blenheim Park, Combe and North Leigh Roman Villa
distance 10.42mi Vertical gain +479ft Vertical drop -482ft Durée 5h15 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Woodstock - Oxfordshire

This pretty long circular walk explores Blenheim Park with great views of The Lake and the Palace. Then, follow paths (Palladian and Wychwood Ways) in the countryside following River Evenlode until you reach the remains of a large Roman courtyard villa. You finally go back to Woodstock using a section of Oxfordshire Way.

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.

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 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.

distance 4.92mi Vertical gain +157ft Vertical drop -135ft Durée 2h25 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Begbroke - Oxfordshire

An Oxfordshire walk that captures typical landscapes of the county. The church at Bladon is also the burial place of Sir Winston Churchill. The route uses established paths.

Great Gaddesden from Jockey End
distance 5.13mi Vertical gain +226ft Vertical drop -240ft Durée 2h35 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Great Gaddesden - Hertfordshire

This short Hertfordshire walk explores the pleasant countryside to the south east of Jockey End and follows the Hertfordshire Way to descend into the Gade Valley and the village of Great Gaddesden. The return route leaves the valley following the Chiltern Way for the return to the start.

distance 7.29mi Vertical gain +515ft Vertical drop -528ft Durée 3h50 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Great Gaddesden - Hertfordshire

This walk explores some of the hamlets of the Chilterns which, although close to Hemel Hempstead retain their remoteness in their quiet locations. It goes over the typical chalk uplands of the Gade valley and up to the beechwoods of the National Trust Ashridge estate. It passes charming 17th century cottages, a vineyard, a Buddhist Temple and long established churches. The country truly merits its AONB designation.

distance 6.45mi Vertical gain +305ft Vertical drop -315ft Durée 3h15 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Great Gaddesden - Hertfordshire

This walk is over the undulating plateau of the Chiltern dip slope, through the parklands of some of the 18th Century mansions which dot the Chilterns. Although the land is now more given over to arable agriculture, the landscape is still greatly influenced by the great designers, including Capability Brown. A walk with great views over the Gade valley and a revelation of the life style of baronets and local squires in the 1700s and the lesser houses of their tenants.

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.