What we're about

Welcome to the Chiltern Young Walkers

We enjoy being outdoors and walking in the fresh air and stunning scenery of the Chiltern Hills in southern England.

Explore the beautiful Chilterns countryside

We love finding new places and sharing the places we know with others. We do this by walking in the Chiltern Hills (http://www.chilterns2030s.org.uk/walks.php) of South Buckinghamshire and West Hertfordshire every weekend all year round and some weekday evenings in the summer. A few times a year we get away for the weekend to discover scenic coastline, rugged mountains and everything in-between.

Make new friends

We are over 150 people from their 20s to early 40s who enjoy walking and socialising. Most of our walks end at the pub, a great way to get to know fellow members. You will see familiar faces and often meet new people each time you come. Along with our walks we have an active socials programme with regular pub nights and other social events (http://www.chilterns2030s.org.uk/socials.php).

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Get some exercise

We believe you can improve your health and have fun walking with us. With leisurely walks from 5 miles to more strenuous 15+ mile hikes, we have something to suit everyone.

Try us for free

We will welcome you on any walk; just choose one suitable for you. RSVP to one of our walks on Meetup and just turn up. We were formed in 2000, not profit making and run by a group or volunteers who are active in the group. We are part of and funded by the Ramblers (http://www.ramblers.org.uk), Britain's walking charity who are working to create a Britain where everyone has the freedom to enjoy the outdoors on foot. You are free to enjoy three different events before you decide to join us (http://www.chilterns2030s.org.uk/Join.php) as a member.

We look forward to meeting you on a walk (http://www.chilterns2030s.org.uk/walks.php) soon.

Joining the Group
You are welcome to join us for a 3 walk trial period after that we ask you to become a Ramblers member. All our walks (and those of all other Ramblers groups) are free for Ramblers members. Joining Ramblers costs just £34.00 per person per year or £3.25 per month and £45.00 or £4.25 per month for a couple.

Discounted membership is available for the unemployed, full-time students and people on means tested benefits. For more information and to join, click here (https://www.ramblers.org.uk/get-involved/become-a-member/join-us.aspx?group=BU51&area=BU).

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On joining Ramblers as a member of Chiltern Young Walkers

• you can join all the group's walks, weekends away and socials

• your money will help run the group and Ramblers achieve its charitable objectives

• you can receive a discretionary 15% off at Cotswold outdoor clothing and equipment stores

• You will receive quarterly FREE walk magazine (rrp: £3.60)

• And more... (http://www.ramblers.org.uk/get-involved/become-a-member.aspx)

Please note the following:

We advertise our walks in a number of places and you will typically find a good sized group of 10 to 15 other walkers on each walk in addition to those you see on meetup.

You will recognise us as we really do look like Ramblers (only younger) and anyone there can confirm.

The organiser identified on Meetup is usually different from the actual walk leader. The majority of our walk leaders are not members of Meetup, please see the description of the walk for name and contact details.

Upcoming events (3)

Brill Windmill Trail (9.7 miles / 15.6 km Moderate Circular walk)

PLEASE READ ALL THE NOTES BELOW, INCLUDING HOW TO SIGN UP AND THE SAFETY INFORMATION. Start Place: Meet and park at the car park next to the windmill. Alternative parking is available around the adjacent green or on nearby roads. Time: 9:30am Grid Ref: SP652141 [OS Map] Latitude:[masked] , Longitude: [masked] Postcode: HP18 9TG Lead by: Name: D. Lukic Email: Email Contact via ramblers.org.uk Telephone:[masked] This is a moderate to strenuous walk featuring several hills and a relatively long distance of around 10 miles. Please sign up only if you have the fitness to keep up with the rest of the group and complete the walk. We will walk at a pace of approximately 2.5 - 3 miles per hour to ensure we complete the walk by the estimated finishing time. Please also do not attend if you are suffering from any COVID symptoms. This walk explores the beautiful countryside around the village of Brill. We start by the ancient Brill Windmill and follow a scenic route taking in the villages of Ludgershall, Piddington and Boarstall. Please bring packed lunch. Additional Notes: Dog friendly Surroundings Hill Special Status Open access land COVID-19: Due to COVID-19 we all need to take extra steps to stay safe. The maximum group size for our walks is currently limited to 15 walkers including the walk leader. Please follow all safety advice given by the walk leader, including the latest guidelines on physical distancing. For more information about COVID-19 and Ramblers group walks, please see guidance for walkers on the coronavirus pages of the Ramblers website. CYW are a part of the Ramblers and you may walk with us for free up to three times to try us out. If you decide you wish to continue to walk with us more than three times then you will have to join as a member via the 'Become a member' section of the Ramblers website. Booking your place: Due to the present cap of a maximum of 15 walkers per walk only book your place if you are certain you will be attending. If you sign up and then find out you are not able to attend please indicate so as soon as possible to free up your space to another walker. We are monitoring bookings with no-show and as a result you may be barred from attending future walks.

Ibstone and Christmas Common Trail

HP14 3XY

Moderate 11.7 miles / 18.8 km - Sign up required, see below. PLEASE READ CAREFULLY ALL THE NOTES BELOW, INCLUDING HOW TO SIGN UP AND THE SAFETY INFORMATION. Starting point Parking is available at the following places: On Ibstone Road next to Ibstone Common and Ibstone cricket pitch (please park fully on the Road and not on the grass verge). A lay-by directly opposite the club house for the Ibstone cricket club in Gray's Lane Meet by the club house for the Ibstone Cricket Club in Gray's Lane. Grid reference: SU752936 Nearest postcode: HP14 3XY Walk leader / Contact: Deyan Telephone:[masked] To attend this walk you will have to sign up on the CYW Meetup page (see below for more info). If you sign up and are unable to attend please indicate so by no later than 6 pm on the evening before the walk to free up your place to another walker. We are monitoring instances of non-attendance and two such instances will mean you will be barred from attending future walks. This is a moderate to strenuous walk featuring several hills and a relatively long distance of 11.7 miles. Please sign up only if you have the fitness to keep up with the rest of the group and complete the walk. We will walk at a pace of approximately 2.5 - 3 miles per hour to ensure we complete the walk by the estimated finishing time. Please do not attend if you are suffering from any COVID symptoms. This walk passes through beautiful Chilterns countryside and picturesque villages. From Ibstone Common we head towards Turville and then Turville Heath over hilly terrain. We then head to Christmas Common, enjoying scenic views along the way and passing through beautiful woodlands on the way back to Ibstone. Please bring packed lunch. Additional notes This is a circular walk COVID-19: Due to COVID-19 we all need to take extra steps to stay safe. The maximum group size for our walks is currenly limited to 15 walkers including the walk leader. Please follow all safety advice given by the walk leader, including the latest guidelines on physical distancing. For more information about COVID-19 and Ramblers group walks, please see guidance for walkers on the coronavirus pages of the Ramblers website. CYW are a part of the Ramblers and you may walk with us for free up to three times to try us out. If you decide you wish to continue to walk with us more than three times then you will have to become a Ramblers member via the 'Become a member' section of the Ramblers website. Booking your place: To attend this walk you need to book your place using the free Meetup app or sign up on the CYW Meetup page: Due to the present cap of a maximum of 15 walkers per walk only book your place if you are certain you will be attending. If you sign up and then find out you are unable to attend please indicate so by no later than 6 pm on the previous evening to free up your space to another walker. We are monitoring bookings with no-show and two such instances will mean being barred from attending future walks. (BU51) Chiltern Young Walkers Group Chiltern Young Walkers are a friendly and sociable walking group aimed at people in their 20s-30s which offers a diverse variety of walks and social events across the Chilterns. Give us a try! This is one of hundreds of Ramblers group walks for all ages and abilities every week - all led by our experienced walk leaders. You’re welcome to join us on any of our walks to see if the Ramblers is for you. Then, once you’ve enjoyed the views, fun, exhilaration and good company, it’s just a case of becoming a member. Do make sure you're fit enough and have the right footwear and clothing for the walk you want to do, though. You can contact the group or leader if in doubt.

Waddesdon Estate Trail

HP18 0AJ

Moderate 12 miles / 19.3 km Group Chiltern Young Walkers PLEASE READ CAREFULLY ALL THE NOTES BELOW, INCLUDING HOW TO SIGN UP AND THE SAFETY INFORMATION. Starting point Park and meet at the Cuddington playing fields car park at the end of Bernard Close, Cuddington, HP18 0AJ. Grid reference: SP740110 Nearest postcode: HP18 0AJ Walk leader / Contact: Deyan Telephone:[masked] To attend this walk you will have to sign up on the CYW Meetup page (see below for more info). If you sign up and are unable to attend please indicate so by no later than 6 pm on the evening before the walk to free up your place to another walker. We are monitoring instances of non-attendance and two such instances will mean you will be barred from attending future walks. This is a moderate to strenuous walk featuring several hills and a relatively long distance of 12 miles. Please sign up only if you have the fitness to keep up with the rest of the group and complete the walk. We will walk at a pace of approximately 2.5 - 3 miles per hour to ensure we complete the walk by the estimated finishing time. Please do not attend if you are suffering from any COVID symptoms. This is a scenic walk between Cuddington and Waddesdon featuring rolling hills, River Thame Valley and stunning architecture on the Rothschild family-owned Waddeson Estate. Please bring packed lunch. Additional notes This is a circular walk COVID-19: Due to COVID-19 we all need to take extra steps to stay safe. The maximum group size for our walks is currenly limited to 15 walkers including the walk leader. Please follow all safety advice given by the walk leader, including the latest guidelines on physical distancing. For more information about COVID-19 and Ramblers group walks, please see guidance for walkers on the coronavirus pages of the Ramblers website. CYW are a part of the Ramblers and you may walk with us for free up to three times to try us out. If you decide you wish to continue to walk with us more than three times then you will have to become a Ramblers member via the 'Become a member' section of the Ramblers website. Booking your place: To attend this walk you need to sign up for the free Meetup app and book your place on the CYW Meetup page: https://www.meetup.com/ChilternYoungWalkers/ Due to the present cap of a maxium of 15 walkers per walk only book your place if you are certain you will be attending. If you sign up and then find out you are unable to attend please indicate so by no later than 6 pm on the previous evening to free up your space to another walker. We are monitoring bookings with no-show and two such instances will mean being barred from attending future walks. Walk Id:[masked] Suitability: Dog friendly Surroundings: Open country Facilities: Parking Designation: Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, National Scenic Area, Theme: Wildlife, nature (BU51) Chiltern Young Walkers Group Chiltern Young Walkers are a friendly and sociable walking group aimed at people in their 20s-30s which offers a diverse variety of walks and social events across the Chilterns. Give us a try! This is one of hundreds of Ramblers group walks for all ages and abilities every week - all led by our experienced walk leaders. You’re welcome to join us on any of our walks to see if the Ramblers is for you. Then, once you’ve enjoyed the views, fun, exhilaration and good company, it’s just a case of becoming a member. Do make sure you're fit enough and have the right footwear and clothing for the walk you want to do, though. You can contact the group or leader if in doubt.

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