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Social distance friendly walks in the chilterns avoiding the most crowded countryside car parks and footpaths.- Lilley and Warden Hill loop

The Chilterns Conservation Board and Chiltern Society have developed a series of walks across the Chilterns which are social-distance friendly, avoiding crowded ‘honey-pot’ locations and narrow paths where possible (please be aware there are some short sections of narrow paths on some of the walks). Between 2 and 6 miles long, the walks start in market towns or villages, with good public transport links or parking facilities. Many of the walks are stile-free and most are under 4 miles long, making them accessible to many.

Walks in the Bedfordshire Chilterns

A 4.8 mile stile-free walk starting from the historic village of Lilley and walking largely gently through farmland and chalk downland to the summit of Warden Hill. You will be rewarded with far reaching views in all directions. Warden Hill is home to many wild flowers and butterflies.

This is one of a series of social-distancing friendly walks, avoiding the most crowded countryside car parks and footpaths. It avoids narrow footpaths wherever possible, but please be aware that there are some short sections of narrow footpath where this is unavoidable. Vegetation also narrows the paths at this time of year, especially where there is a back-log of footpath clearance due to Covid-19.  This is a joint venture between the Chilterns Conservation Board and Chiltern Society and all the walks have been submitted by volunteers. Please note that pubs, cafes, visitor attractions and facilities (including public toilets) might not be open as usual and some will require pre-booking. Please check before setting out. Please remember to follow the Countryside Code

START POINT and PARKING 

West Street, Lilley LU2 8LN. Grid ref: TL 118264

ROUTE MAP AND WALK DESCRIPTION

Download the pdf map and route description (or Map only here)

VISITOR INFORMATION

Just a few miles from Lilley, Hitchin town centre has cobbled streets full of historic interest radiating out from the parish church. There are some well established independent shops amongst the high street names and the traditional open market is the largest in the Home Counties. The Hitchin Craft and Farmers Market takes place on the last Saturday of the month. Further visitor information here 

Route

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Where to go

Address
West Street
Lilley
Luton
Hertfordshire
Postcode
LU2 8LN
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Age Bands
11-14 years old
18-25 years old
Parents and carers
15-17 years old
0-4 years old
5-10 years old