Enjoy The Chilterns Walking Festival

Savour the Chilterns area of Outstanding Natural Beauty at a new event to celebrate our surrouondings – The Chilterns Walking Festival.

It will run from May 15 to 29 and both novice and experienced walkers are invited to explore local landscapes, locations and lifestyles.

There’s an exciting programme with more than 80 walks, talks and special events.

Highlights include an Ancient Feast walk, with a recreated Iron-Age menu; guided walking tours of Henley’s Midsomer Murders locations, bringing to life various plotlines and ‘stand in their shoes’ activities;

woodland walks around Chalfont exploring outdoor bushcraft, foraging and bread-making; and have-a-go Nordic walking events.

You can also join the Gruffalo spotters trail where the characters come to life in Wendover Woods or take a guided electric bike tour with a picnic lunch from Henley-on-Thames, taking in Chiltern Valley Winery & Brewery, Hambleden Valley, Turville and Warburg Nature Reserve.

You may prefer an expert-led wild medicine walk around The Sunnyside Trust’s Hemel Food Garden, discovering what plants can be used for medicinal purposes,

Chilterns Conservation Board spokeswoman Annette Venters said: “We are tremendously excited about the Chilterns Walking Festival programme which sees enthusiastic local guides and walk leaders sharing their love and understanding of the Chilterns countryside.”

> Details of every walk, event and activity is available on the website. For more information and to book places go to www.visitchilterns.co.uk/walkingfest