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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
Named discs with beech leaf design
Average Gradients; Cycle Route; Heritage
Start and Finish
SP959014 - Chesham Town Centre, Chesham, Buckinghamshire
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Publications, Badges and Certificates:

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


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Contains Ordnance Survey data © Crown copyright and database right 2016.
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Large scale digital mapping is provided by John Thorn.
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GPX Route File
Chiltern Heritage Trail GPX Exchange Format Route File
Last Updated 13/03/2017 08:38:32 - Minor adjustments to route
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Chiltern Heritage Trail Memory Map Route File
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Chiltern Heritage Trail Tracklogs 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