GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

Chalfont St Peter Walks

7 miles (11.9 km)

This Buckinghamshire based village has some nice trails through the Colne Valley and into the surrounding Chiltern Hills.
The village is part of the 'Chalfonts' along with Chalfont St Giles and Little Chalfont.
This circular walk from the village visits some of the highlights to the east including the lakes and rivers of the Colne Valley and the Grand Union Canal. There's some attractive farmland and nice waterside sections to enjoy on the route.
The walk starts in the village centre where you can pick up the South Bucks Way. Follow the waymarked footpath east and then south and it will take you past Hogtrough Wood. The trail continues east along the Old Shire Lane Circular Walk before reaching the lakes of the Colne Valley at West Hyde House. The route then heads north to Pynesfield Lake where you can cross to join up with the Grand Union Canal and the Colne Valley Trail. The route then heads back to Chalfont St Peter on alternative footpaths and country lanes.

Chalfont St Peter OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking

Chalfont St Peter Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking

Walks near Chalfont St Peter

  • Grand Union Canal Walk - Follow the towpath of Britain's longest canal from London to Birmingham on this fabulous waterside walk
  • South Bucks Way - The South Bucks Way runs from Coombe Hill near Wendover to Denham near Uxbridge for a distance of approximately 23 miles
  • Amersham Circular Walk - This circular walk around the market town of Amersham visits the nearby village of Chalfont St Giles while exploring the attractive countryside of the Misbourne valley
  • Chiltern Heritage Trail - Travel through the Chilterns Hills on this splendid circular walk and visit numerous delightful hamlets, villages and towns in Buckinghamshire
  • Beaconsfield - This circular walk from Beaconsfield explores some lovely Chilterns countryside
  • Hodgemoor Woods - These woods near the town of Amersham have some good footpaths and mountain bike trails to try.
    You can start off at the car park on Bottrells Lane at the northern edge of the site
  • Chiltern Way - This is the original 125 mile circuit of the Chilterns AONB taking you through Hemel Hempstead, Chalfont St Giles, Marlow, Hambleden, Turville, Fingest, Bix Bottom, Ewelme, the Ridgeway, Stokenchurch, Great Hampden, Aldbury, the Dunstable Downs Country Park, Sharpenhoe Clappers and Harpenden
  • Sarratt - This picture postcard village sits in a delightful spot in the Chess Valley in Hertfordshire
  • Colne Valley Trail - Follow the Colne Valley Trail from Uxbridge to Rickmansworth and enjoy riverside and canalside walking or cycling.
    The trails follows the Grand Union Canal and the River Colne while also passing a series of pretty Lakes including Lynsters, Stocker's and Batchworth Lake
  • Black Park Country Park - With over 10 miles of well signed cycling and walking tracks, Black Park is the ideal place for a great day out in the country
  • Gerrards Cross - This Buckinghamshire based town is in a nice location for exploring the Chiltern Hill AONB
  • Chiltern Heritage Trail - Travel through the Chilterns Hills on this splendid circular walk and visit numerous delightful hamlets, villages and towns in Buckinghamshire
  • Chalfont St Giles - This pretty Buckinghamshire village sits in a nice rural spot on the edge of the Chilterns AONB.
  • Little Chalfont - This attractive Buckinghamshire village is part of the 'Chalfonts' along with Chalfont St Giles and Chalfont St Peter.

Further Information and Other Local Ideas

Just to the south is the neighbouring town of Gerrards Cross where there's some nice trails on the town's common and a notable 17th century commonside pub to visit afterwards.
Near the village you will find a historic highlight of the area at the Chiltern Open Air Museum. The museum rescues and restores common English buildings from the Chilterns and relocates them to its 45-acre site, which includes woodland and parkland walking trails.
Just to the north west you'll find the sister village of Chalfont St Giles, part of the three Chalfonts. It's another attractive village notable as the former residence of John Milton, author of the epic poem 'Paradise Lost'. The cottage is now open as a museum and one of the literary highlights of the area.
For more walking ideas in the area see the Chilterns Walks and the Buckinghamshire Walks pages.

Photos

High Street Chalfont St Peter - geograph.org.uk - 829939

High Street Chalfont St Peter

Church at Chalfont St.Peter - geograph.org.uk - 42866

Parish church of Chalfont St Peter, Buckinghamshire, seen from the southeast. In 1708 the medieval church was destroyed by the Tower falling into the nave. A replacement was built in 1726. In 1853–54 it was enlarged and Gothicised to designs by GE Street.

White Hart Pub Chalfont St Peter - geograph.org.uk - 29147

White Hart Pub Chalfont St Peter

West Hyde - geograph.org.uk - 523428

West Hyde. The lake is a former gravel pit in the valley of the River Colne, now flooded and used for recreational purposes, such as sailing, fishing, and wildlife observation. A look at the 1940s Ordnance Survey map shows the land in the valley is undisturbed, so the gravel pits must have been excavated after the Second World War.

Grand Union Canal above Black Jack's Lock - geograph.org.uk - 664042

Grand Union Canal above Black Jack's Lock, Harefield

Chalfont St Peter- Chalfont Park House (geograph 4563417)

Chalfont Park House

Chalfont St. Peter, Bloom Wood - geograph.org.uk - 98143

Chalfont St. Peter: Bloom Wood. There are numerous old pit workings in Bloom Wood, presumably for flints, and this is one, with the ground covered in beech leaves.

Chalfont St. Peter, West Hyde Lane - geograph.org.uk - 98159

West Hyde Lane. An old landfill site on the south side of West Hyde Lane that has poor drainage and can only provide rough pasture for horses.

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