Chiltern Heritage Trail
Travel through the Chilterns Hills on this splendid circular walk and visit numerous delightful hamlets, villages and towns in Buckinghamshire. The trail passes through several woods with bridleways suitable for cycling as well as walking.
The walk begins at Chesham and passes Amersham, Chenies, Chorleywood, Chalfont St Peter, Chalfont St Giles, Great Missenden and Little Missenden.
Highlights on the walk include the splendid Chenies Manor House and Gardens. Located in the village of Chenies the estate is highly recommended with its enchanting Tudor Manor House and award winning gardens.
Near Chalfont St Peter you will find the fascinating 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.
At Chalfont St Giles you will find John Milton's cottage where the famous poet completed Paradise Lost. Now a musuem it houses an extensive collection of his works and also includes a Grade II Registered Historic Garden.
Also of interest is the 13th century St Mary's Church and the award winning Amersham Musuem. As well as the sequence of interesting historical attractions there is some beautiful countryside and a long waterside stretch along the River Chess from Chesham to Chenies to enjoy.
Chiltern Heritage Trail Ordnance Survey Map - view and print off detailed OS map
Chiltern Heritage Trail Open Street Map - view and print off detailed map
Chiltern Heritage Trail OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking
Chiltern Heritage Trail Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking
Further Information and Other Local Ideas
Near Chenies you will pass close to the picture postcard village of Sarratt. The delightful settlement is well worth a visit with a pretty village green, quaint old cottages, a pond, a fine old pub and waterside trails along the River Chess Valley.
In the picturesque village of Chalfont St Giles you'll find 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.
The route is coincident with the South Bucks Way at various stages.
For more walking ideas in the area see the Chilterns Walks page.
Cycle Routes and Walking Routes Nearby
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NB GPS file for this route only details route start - route is waymarked from there in