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Chiltern Heritage Trail


82 km / 51 miles
The Heritage Trail offers walking and cycling options. The walking trail links the towns and parishes of Chiltern District and goes through scenic country and picturesque villages including Jordans, Chalfont St Giles and the Lee. Popular visitor attractions include the Chiltern Open Air Museum, Chenies Manor House and John Milton's Cottage. It is partly coincident with the South Bucks Way and meets the Chiltern Way at Chalfont St Giles. For the 25 mile cycling route, guides in three parts are available from the second weblink below.

A neglected millennium project until recently, the trail has been adopted by the Chiltern Society and a completely new publication is released in 2016, listed below. This divides the trail into eight stages, most accessible by public transport. The project has been coordinated by Andrew Clark. Volunteers have updated the route description, adding more places of interest, and replacing lost or damaged signs.


Path Type: Other Paths
Waymark: Named discs with beech leaf design
Attributes: Average Gradients
Cycle Route
Start and Finish: SP959014 - Chesham Town Centre, Chesham, Buckinghamshire View on StreetMap
Open Date: 2000
Web Sites: Pete's Walks Blog - Chiltern Heritage Trail [blog]

Publications, Badges and Certificates:

Guidebook Chiltern Heritage Trail  (Chiltern Society  - 2016 )
Leaflet Chiltern Heritage Trail  (Chiltern District Council  - 2000 )


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Contains Ordnance Survey data © Crown copyright and database right 2016.
© OpenStreetMap contributors under Open Database Licence.
Rights of way data from selected Local Authorities.
Large scale digital mapping is provided by John Thorn.
At high zoom levels the route is indicative only.
Purchase Ordnance Survey Maps:
OS Landranger 165, 166, 175, 176
OS Landranger Active 165, 166, 175, 176
OS Explorer 172, 181
OS Explorer Active 172, 181

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Chiltern Heritage Trail GPX Exchange Format Route File
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Route Profile:

81.1 km (50.4 miles)
1,133 m (3,717 ft) ascent
193 m (633 ft)  maximum height

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