New book explores the heritage of the Chilterns

  |  Published: Nov 17th 2016

There is a great Christmas present in store for lovers of the Chilterns.

The Chiltern Society has produced The Chiltern Heritage Trail, a book that enables you to explore on foot the historic and scenic highlights to be found in the Chiltern District Council area.

The 52 mile circular route is split into eight easy to follow sections, enabling you to walk one section and take public transport back to your starting point.  Along the way there’s a fascinating guide to the historic sights you will see.

The eight sections are Chesham to Chenies; Chenies to Chalfont St Peter; Chalfont St Peter to Old Amersham; Old Amersham to Penn Street; Penn Street to Great Missenden; Great Missenden to Cartridge; Cartridge to Ashley Green; and Ashley Green to Chesham.

Andrew Clark, the Society’s Walks Designer, said: “The trail was originally established as a millennium project by Chiltern District Council, with the help of The Ramblers, and links all the towns and parishes in the district.”

The original booklet went out of print but many walkers continued to contact the Society seeking copies.  Consequently a team of Society members walked the route, adding photographs and, where necessary, bringing  information up to date to produce the new book.

Andrew added: “The route follows a well-established rights of way network that has been thoroughly checked by Chiltern Society volunteers.  The sections vary from 3.7 miles, the shortest, to 7.9 miles, the longest, and each includes places where you can stop off for refreshment.”

The book costs £5.95 and is available to buy online from chilternsociety.org.uk. Alternatively, it can be purchased from the Society office in Chesham.

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