Now in it’s third year the Chilterns Walking Festival is back with more walks, activities, crafts and more dates!

Whether you’re interested in finding out about the history of the Chiltern’s, trying something new with friends or family or sampling local drinks or produce there is something for everyone during the festival running from October 5 to October 20.

We’ve selected six of our favourite walks in the local area to try out:

• Practical Map reading the art of not getting lost – October 5

Navigate yourselves around a 4.5-mile walk, through typical Chiltern terrain of fields and woodland paths, using common navigation techniques. You will also familiarise yourselves with the useful bits of information a map can give, not only useful for achieving that comfy feeling that you get when you know your exact position on the map, but also useful for helping you to plan walks. During the walk we will introduce some compass techniques, which, while not usually necessary for Chiltern walks, will definitely be worth becoming familiar with, for walking in more remote areas. This walk is four and a half miles long and ideal for keen walkers and will be four hours long.

• Historic Amersham top to bottom – October 10

Join Martin Pounce, a long-time resident of Amersham, in a short woodland walk from the station. Emerging from the beech wood, you will see Old Amersham spread out beneath you, with its medieval street plan surrounded by fields. Martin will point out and explain the unique features of the town. This walk is three miles long, fairly easy with few inclines and will be roughly two hours.

• Bradenham Estate Walk and Visit ‘Hearing Dogs for Deaf People’ – October 11

A lovely walk through the fields of the Saunderton valley before rising up into the beech woods of the National Trust's Bradenham Estate. Returning to The Grange - home for the charity 'Hearing Dogs for Deaf People'- for 12 noon for lunch/refreshments in their delightful, new restaurant. After lunch there will be a one-hour private tour of The Grange. This walk is four miles long, fairly easy with few inclines and will be two hours long.

• Henley to Remenham church, back alongside the river Thames – October 12

Take a close look at Henley's most famous landmarks. Over Henley Bridge, up Remenham Hill, down the lane to Remenham Church and back along the Regatta course to Henley. You could take a lunch break in Henley then continue the afternoon's walk to Toad Hall. This walk is three and a half miles long and will be fairly easy going.

• A walk in the hills to the west of Lane End – October 13

From Lane End via the pretty village of Turville with its famous hilltop windmill, to Ibstone church and return via Poynatts Wood and Skirmett. Please bring picnic lunch. A hilly walk through beautiful Chiltern countryside. This walk is 11 miles long and fairly strenuous with some rough terrains.

• Road, rail, river and riots in High Wycombe – October 19

Find out who was the first English king to 'tweet', view the best preserved mill wheel on the Wye, walk part of the Brunel engineered railway line to Wycombe, discover the milestone which indicates the halfway point between London and Oxford and hear the story of the 1830 machine breakers' riots. This walk is two and a half miles long, fairly challenging and will take about two and a half hours.

To view all the walks taking place, purchase tickets, and for more information visit