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Chiltern Walking Festival: 70 beautiful walks to try

PUBLISHED: 16:02 24 April 2019 | UPDATED: 16:02 24 April 2019

Walking in Chess Valley near Sarratt (photo: Annette-Venters)

Walking in Chess Valley near Sarratt (photo: Annette-Venters)

Annette-Venters

A chance to learn about the wildlife, history and colourful characters of the beautiful Chiltern Hills begins this month on more than 70 guided walks

A chance to learn about the wildlife, history and colourful characters of the beautiful Chiltern Hills begins this month on more than 70 guided walks.

The Chilterns Walking Festival from May 18 to June 2 includes walks, events and activities covering the whole Chilterns area which runs from Oxfordshire through Buckinghamshire, Bedfordshire and into Hertfordshire. Walks are suitable for all ages and abilities and include themed and craft walks, have-a-go sessions and routes which include sampling local food and drink.

Herts walks include a dawn chorus walk at Tring Park, rambles in the Chess Valley and a 'fast track' in Nordic walking on the Ashridge Estate. Each walk is led by an experienced guide and many are free.

Chilterns Conservation Board people and society officer Annette Venters said of the growing event: 'This year the programme includes a huge variety of walks to enable everyone to explore the Chilterns and discover remarkable people and places within a beautiful natural environment. There's already been lots of interest, so please do book early to avoid disappointment.'

Full details of the programme can be found at visitchilterns.co.uk/walkingfest

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