GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

Chiltern Heritage Trail

51 miles (82 km)

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 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.


River Chess at Waterside, Chesham - - 407585

River Chess at Waterside, Chesham

Chalfont St Giles (7311004276)

Chalfont St Giles

The Broadway, Amersham - - 1589858

The Broadway, Amersham. This view of the south side of the street with a mixture of residential and commercial premises shows the sort of architecture that's characteristic of the Old Town. Just visible in the foreground is the carriage arch of number 16. The taller building on the right-hand side is number 34 which houses a newsagents. Facing this direction is Broadway House (number 50). The timber-framed section in the foreground dates from the 16th century. The brickwork is more recent.

High Street Chalfont St Peter - - 829939

High Street Chalfont St Peter

Chorleywood Common with light snow

Chorleywood Common with light snow

Missenden Abbey (geograph 3704370)

Missenden Abbey

Chenies Manor-geograph-3383079

Chenies Manor

Bluebell Wood at Chiltern Open Air Museum - - 7563

Bluebell Wood at Chiltern Open Air Museum


GPS Files

GPX File

Chiltern Heritage Trail.gpx (On Desktop:Right Click>Save As. On Ipad/Iphone:Click and hold>Download Linked File)
NB GPS file for this route only details route start - route is waymarked from there in

Memory Map Route

Chiltern Heritage Trail.mmo (On Desktop:Right Click>Save As. On Ipad/Iphone:Click and hold >Download Linked File)