Chilterns Walking Festival


throughout the Chilterns
20th May 2018
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Uncover a Chilterns world of wonder for children

Chilterns Walking Festival (19 May – 03 June) is packed full of intrepid adventures for families to enjoy over the coming half term holiday. While over 60 of the walks are designated 'family friendly', some are specifically designed for little legs to encourage wider exploration of the fabulous Chilterns. Each has a recommended age for guidance, and the walk detail page contains additional information regarding e.g. suitability for buggies and bringing the family dog, etc.  They can be found listed at
Some of the memorable walk experiences for children available this May include...
Butterflies at Lardon Chase - a family friendly circular 3-mile route with a picnic stop half-way. Walk leaders will help with butterfly identification and will provide nets.
Family fun nature walk -  a slow paced circular walk with interactive games in Angling Spring Wood, where Roald Dahl used to walk.
Ants in your pants - An alphabet amble for little nature detectives at Aston Rowant nature reserve. ‘A’ is for Ant; ‘B’ is for Bug... what else will you discover?
Family Cemetery Circular: Stepping Stones - a 'secret garden' of a cemetery, tucked away behind the bustling High Street in Berkhamsted with storytelling of historical characters.
Canalside Caper - a family friendly stroll along the Grand Union Canal organised by the festival main sponsor Complete Outdoors which includes a free ice cream for each walker.
Books in the Woods - Babies, toddlers and children - bring your grown-ups for a morning of exploring, stomping and free play in the woods at Ashridge Estate, near Berkhamsted.
Chilterns Conservation Board People and Society Officer Annette Venters said "This year’s Chilterns Walking Festival coincides with half term and walk leaders have been especially creative with their ideas to encourage walks and activities the whole family can enjoy. These walks are brilliant ways to entertain children and encourage them to be more active, as well as fun days out”.
Details of all guided walks, events and activities available in the spring programme can be found on the website Most are free of charge; some require a small fee which is clearly shown. To assist walk leaders with expected numbers, all walk places must be pre-booked via the website.

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