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Berkhamsted and Northchurch Commons
Introduction to Walk 1297

Photo from the walk - Berkhamsted and Northchurch Commons

Region - Chilterns

County/Area - Hertfordshire

Author - Donald Morton

Length - 5.0 miles / 8.1 km

Ascent - 440 feet / 133 metres

Grade - easy

This Hertfordshire walk provides a good sample of the Northern part of the Chiltern AONB being split almost half and half between the typical open country of the area, with wide views, and ancient woodlands, providing shade or shelter. Much of it is through the Ashridge Estate acquired by the National Trust some eighty years ago. 

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Walks from the same start

Walk 3503
Circular from Berkhamsted
Grade - easy
Length - 4.0 miles / 6.5 km
Walk 1399
Berkhamsted & Northchurch Commons
Grade - easy
Length - 5.5 miles / 8.9 km

Other walks nearby

Walk 1504
2.1 miles / 3.3 km away
Potten End Circular
Grade - easy/mod
Length - 6.0 miles / 9.8 km
Walk 1007
2.4 miles / 3.9 km away
The Ashridge Estate circular
Grade - easy/mod
Length - 6.0 miles / 9.8 km
Walk 1999
2.7 miles / 4.3 km away
The Chilterns above Tring
Grade - moderate
Length - 12.0 miles / 19.5 km
Walk 2399
2.7 miles / 4.3 km away
The Chilterns above Tring (short version)
Grade - easy/mod
Length - 8.0 miles / 13 km
Walk 2064
2.7 miles / 4.3 km away
Ivinghoe Beacon from the Ashridge Estate
Grade - easy/mod
Length - 6.5 miles / 10.6 km
Walk 3025
2.7 miles / 4.3 km away
Ashridge Estate Circular
Grade - easy
Length - 4.5 miles / 7.3 km
Walk 2071
2.9 miles / 4.6 km away
Ivinghoe Beacon and the Bridgewater Monument from Tring
Grade - easy/mod
Length - 8.0 miles / 13 km
Walk 2496
2.9 miles / 4.6 km away
Cow Roast and Aldbury from Tring Station
Grade - easy
Length - 5.5 miles / 8.9 km
Walk 2795
3.3 miles / 5.3 km away
Circular from Great Gaddesden to Little Gaddessden
Grade - easy/mod
Length - 7.5 miles / 12.2 km
Walk 2999
3.3 miles / 5.3 km away
Mansions & Parklands from Great Gaddesden
Grade - easy/mod
Length - 7.0 miles / 11.4 km

Note : The distances quoted to other walks in the vicinity are measured in a straight line. The distance by road may be further.

Recommended Reading

Walking in the Chilterns

Walking in the ChilternsA guidebook to 35 walks in the Chiltern Hills of southern England. These chalk hills and ancient woodlands stretch from Reading and the Thames valley through Oxfordshire, Buckinghamshire and Hertfordshire to Luton. Walking in the Chilterns - an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty - for walkers of all abilities, with walks from 4 to 12 miles long.
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