Sunken routes to the past

If you’ve ever wondered why local tracks, roads and waterways go where they do, now’s your chance to find out…

As part of the month-long Chilterns Celebration events in October, Sam Johansen of the Chilterns Conservation Board is leading a walk on Chinnor Hill on Thursday 15 October.

Sam will share the secrets of how the routeways of the Chilterns are developed in response to the unique local conditions, and lead us down some fantastic examples of sunken lanes (holloways).

The walk starts at 10.00am at the Ridgeway/Icknield Way Car Park above Chinnor on the Chinnor Hill Road (OS Grid Ref: SP 761 003). It will last around two hours, covering 4 miles of moderate difficulty.

Social distancing will be observed. Dogs on leads are welcome.

Only a few places remain on this free walk – book now.

Routes to the Past: Chinnor is part of A Chilterns Celebration, a month-long programme of events being co-ordinated by Chalk, Cherries and Chairs, a Chilterns Conservation Board project.

Image: Nigel Chadwick via

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