Since the coronavirus pandemic with three national lockdowns being enforced many people have taken up walking to get out and about.

Great for both physical and mental health walking has become popular among residents and a quick walk has arguably never been more important.

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From elevating your mood to releasing stress-reducing endorphins, the benefits of exercising daily are priceless.

Here is a list of ten great walks around Buckinghamshire that are different lengths and a range of difficulty.

However, remember current Government guidelines say residents should stay local so make sure you make note of any walks on here that aren't nearby for you to do in the future.

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If you are local to some of these places then these spots are great places to go and explore!

Coombe Hill and Chequers Trail

A trip up Coombe Hill will take you through the rare chalk grassland, woodlands and give you views of the pretty of Ellesborough.

From the top, you will be able to see the Prime Ministers' country retreat at Chequers!

The Coombe Hill and Chequers Trail circular route takes you through to the Boer War memorial. A great place to stop to take pictures and stop for a drink break.

It takes around three hours to complete the whole trail which is roughly six miles long.

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Chiltern Way Berkshire Loop

If you like a challenge then this one is for you.

Taking 10 hours to complete the whole loop is 28 miles long.

The walk can be separated into parts so you can see all the beauty over several days.

Starting in the South of Penn at Chiltern Way you cross the River Thames in Cookham visiting Winter Hill, Ashley Hill, and Remenham Hill before re-crossing the Thames at Henley Bridge.

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Wendover Woods

A typical picturesque woodland with many different routes for any age and level of fitness.

With cafes at the entrance and exit, you can start with a hot drink to take around with you or end by treating yourself to a piece of cake.

In more normal times there are numerous outdoor activities on offer, including high-wiring, but these are all out of action whilst the country is in its third national lockdown.

However, there are still to be adventures to found at the Wendover Woods for all the family.

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Hurley to Marlow

You may not be starting in Buckinghamshire but this riverside walk does finish inside the county as you find yourself on Marlow high street at the end.

This is one for the future at the moment due to the current River Thames floodings submerging the surrounding footpaths.

The walk is really easy for families as it takes you down the Thames full of swans to feed.

Make sure you bring your wellies as it is very muddy but the walk is definitely worth the muck.

At the end there is plenty of options for takeaway drinks - Fego, Satollo and The Strawberry Grove are all wonderful options to warm up with hot drinks!

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Millie’s Chiltern walk

This walk meanders through the Penn wood and is particularly family-friendly and a great spot for walking dogs.

The woodland was once a deer park and if you're lucky you will spot a diverse range of wildlife including red kites, robins, deer, and munkjack.

Here’s Millie to tell you more:

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Hughenden Manor

Near High Wycombe, the National Trust estate of Hughenden Manor has 1,500 acres of parkland providing plenty of space to walk freely so you can still socially distance.

There are beautiful gardens and woodlands to walk through, where you can create your own trail for whatever length you want.

Go for a short 1.5km walk, taking around 30 minutes, or an afternoon out for a couple of hours.

Either way, make sure you visit the surroundings of this grand Victorian Manor.

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Chinnor Circular Walk

If you want to explore the beautiful beech woodland of Chinnor then this circular walk is something you should check out.

There are routes both long and short where you can see the wonderful views of the Vale of Aylesbury whilst you walk along.

Take part in the family quiz answering questions about Chinnor as you walk around.

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Ivinghoe Beacon Walk

The Ivinghoe Beacon is a notorious landmark of hills in The Chilterns.

A circular 3-mile walk has a mix of grassland and woodlands as you follow the trail through the scenic nature reserve.

With spectacular long-distance views over the Vale of Aylesbury and a chance to see herds of Ashridge wild deer, as well as various other wildlife, depending on the time of year.

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Bourne End

Another riverside walk which you may have to wait for is the Thames Path at Bourne End, which is a great tri pout.

The flat walk suits all abilities and ages and in more normal times walkers can stop off and have a snack and a pint at the popular The Bounty.

A 3-mile circular route is a great route for a family trip out by the water.

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National Trust Stowe walk

This National Trust walk boasts impressive woodlands, secret gardens, and gorgeous water features: all found at the Stowe Estate in Buckinghamshire.

Expect fantastic views of the countryside through the trees, and bask in the tranquility of nature!

The route is ideal for dog walkers all year round, with dog bins dotted throughout, and dog-friendly trails clearly marked.

You can also enjoy a hot drink and a treat at the café before your journey home.

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