Chorleywood has a network of public footpaths meandering through the Parish. Some are short cuts between one road and another, others are longer and more picturesque going through more open countryside and many with points of interest either on or a short distance from the path. The Chorleywood Parish public footpaths can be identified by signage similar to the example right.

The paths are regularly strimmed during the growing season by the Parish Rangers on behalf of Herts County Council. Any significant problems are reported back to HCC Rights of Way Officer for action. Work is currently being undertaken to put together a number of the paths together to create walks of interest and details of these will appear here shortly. In the meantime each path has been documented and details can be found below.

Reporting any issues with paths

If in the course of walking any of the paths an issue preventing easy access along the path is identified please report it to admin@chorleywood-pc.gov.uk.

Chorleywood Parish Footpath No 1

Bucks Boundary to North Hill west of Sarratt Mill bridge. Part of the Chess Valley Walk.

From North Hill, with path no 2 to the South East, path no 1 is a wide path with open aspect along the edge of a field leading to a pair of cottages at the parish boundary. The path continue as a Sarratt parish path and part of the Chess Valley Walk.

Terrain: Unsurfaced, flat. Very muddy in wet conditions
Distance: ¼ mile
Time to walk: 8 mins

Chorleywood Parish Footpath No 2

Solesbridge Lane to Sarratt Mill Bridge.

From the A404 proceed down Solesbridge Lane and the footpath is on your left just prior to the bridge over the M25. The first part of this path is surfaced but very pot-holed in places. After a couple of hundred yards you will see footpath 35, to Chorleywood House Estate, on your left and a further 200 yards or so footpath 34 also to Chorleywood House Estate. Continue straight on and on your right and on the other side of the river Chess is a property which has features in a number if dramas including Morse, Midsummer Murders and Lewis. A little further along the path runs alongside the Chess to Sarratt Mill Bridge at North Road with path no1 on the opposite side of North Road.

Terrain: Partly surfaced Flat. Very muddy in wet conditions
Distance: ¾ mile
Time to walk: 15 mins

Chorleywood Parish Footpath No 3

Solesbridge Lane to Troutstream Way. Part of the Chess Valley Walk.

From the A404 walk down Solesbridge Lane, cross over the M25 and turn immediately right onto footpath No3. The first part of the walk is a level gravel footpath parallel to the M25 on the right and industrial building on the left. When the path opens out bear right along a fence marked as CW3 on a post. Follow the fence along its length to where there is a sigh post for paths 3 & 4, then walk straight across a field ahead to a narrow tarmac road, bear right and walk slightly uphill to Troutstream Way.

Terrain: Partly surfaced flat
Distance: ¾ mile
Time to walk: 20 mins

Chorleywood Parish Footpath No 4

Troutstream Way to Little Ladies Wood. Part of the Chess Valley Walk.

Join footpath No 4 from Troutstream Way, near the junction of Overstream, along a level unmade path. Pass through a gate and continue along a single-track tarmac road. Where the road bears right into a property continue ahead on a grass path (100 yards) to Little Lady Wood.
This joins up with footpath No 3 and could be used as a circular walk.

Terrain: Partly surfaced flat
Distance: 560 yards
Time to walk: 10 mins

Chorleywood Parish Footpath No 5

Troutstream Way to Loudwater Lane. Part of the Chess Valley Walk.

Footpath No 5 is opposite footpath No 4 on Troutstream Way. The walk begins by passing between gardens until it opens out with woodland on the left-hand side. After a short time, the path is fenced on both sides again. Shortly after being joined by footpath No 6 this path becomes Rickmansworth footpath No32 to Loudwater Lane approximately 250 yards from the A404.

Terrain: Level gravel path
Distance: 290 yards
Time to walk: 5 mins

Chorleywood Parish Footpath No 6

Chorleywood Road to Loudwater Lane

Leave the A404 and turn right into Kingfisher Lure. Footpath No 6 is immediately on the right hand side. This path joins up with footpath No 5. Continue on footpath No5 to Loudwater.

Terrain: Gravel path slight decline
Distance: 280 yards
Time to walk: 5 mins

Chorleywood Parish Footpath No 7

Trout Rise to Loudwater Heights

At the junction of Troutstream Rise and Cherry Hill, the first 50 yards is up a road then ahead on a steep gravel footpath. The path levels out where it turns left, then rises steeply again to the road. Cross the road, Trout Rise, to a tarmac drive, with a steady incline to a narrow path. Then, it is a level walk to the end of Loudwater Heights.

Terrain: Part surfaced part gravel, steep slope
Distance: 390 yards
Time to walk:8 minutes

Chorleywood Parish Footpath No 8

Loudwater Drive to Troutstream Way

From the A404 turn into Loudwater Lane, cross the River Chess and turn into Loudwater Drive. Footpath No8 is on the right-hand side after about 200 yards. The initial part of the footpath is a steady incline which levels at the top. The walk is between gardens entering Troutstream Way close to the junction with Sarratt Lane by Loudwater Ridge.

Terrain: Gravel path, steady incline
Distance: 340 yards
Time to walk: 8 minutes

Chorleywood Parish Footpath No 9

No footpath

Chorleywood Parish Footpath No 10

Loudwater Lane to Sarratt Lane

Immediately after entering Loudwater Drive, footpath No10is on the right-hand side. This path is of a more open aspect than others in the area, although over rough ground. It rises very steeply to Sarratt Lane. This can be used as a circular walk with footpath No 8.

Terrain: Rough ground, steeply sloping
Distance: 385 yards
Time to walk: 8 minutes

Chorleywood Parish Footpath No 11

A404 Chenies Road to Little Green Farm

From a point approximately 200 yards east of St Clement Danes School proceed down a surfaced drive with the school on your right to a point where the path narrows to a single track. Pass through a couple of kissing gates into a field with a school path to Green Street leading of to your left. Continue straight on keeping the hedge on your right. After to further kissing gates cross the field diagonally emerging on the A404 100 yards east of Green Street.

Terrain: Flat, mainly unsurfaced
Distance: 930 yards
Time to walk:

Chorleywood Parish Footpath No 12

A404 to footpath 32 On the Common

A very short path from the front corner of Tollgate Cottage to the Rickmansworth Road A404 opposite the Shell garage.
Terrain: Unsurfaced flat
Distance: 20 yards
Time to walk:

Chorleywood Parish Footpath No 13

A404 to The Drive

A cut through between 101 & 101a The Drive and the A404 opposite the westerly bollarded entrance to The Royal Masonic School.
Terrain: Surfaced, steeply sloping and undulating
Distance: 159 yards
Time to walk: 3 minutes

Chorleywood Parish Footpath No 14

Green St. to Common Road

Travel up Green Street past the houses, the footpath is on the right 80 yards past Orchard Drive. The back gardens of Orchard Drive are on your right with fields on the left. Cows and wild deer are frequently seen in the fields and St Clement Danes school can be seen in the distance. The footpath emerges on the Common between Darville’s Yard and Kennel Cottages on Old Common Road.
Terrain: Unsurfaced, gradual downhill slope from Green St. Steeper uphill slope for last 200 yards to the Common
Distance: ½ mile
Time to walk:

Chorleywood Parish Footpath No 15

Station Approach to Common Road

From the pedestrian crossing on Station Approach this passageway slopes steeply up to the bottom of Colleyland. Continue up Colleyland to Common Road passing the Art Centre on your left, formerly a Baptist Church and now used by the Quakers for their Sunday meetings
Terrain: Surfaced, steep uphill from Station Approach
Distance: 250 yards
Time to walk:

Chorleywood Parish Footpath No 16

Lower Road to Station car park steps

From Lower Road opposite Berks Hill this path leads to the station car park.
There is a public right of way through the station to Station Approach and further access through Betjamin Gardens (path 43) to the Common.

Terrain: Surfaced, upward slope and steps to station car park
Distance: 50 yards
Time to walk:

Chorleywood Parish Footpath No 17

North Road to Common

From the top of North Road this path emerges on the Common and joins the road to the station car park at the entrance to the car park.
Terrain: Unsurfaced, uneven and steep
Distance: 50 yards
Time to walk:

Chorleywood Parish Footpath No 18

Burfield Road (unmade road) to Quickley Lane

A cut through from the end of Burfield Road to Quickley Lane between Nos 80-82 opposite Rendlesham Way.
Terrain: Surfaced, steep slope last 50 yards down to Quickley Lane
Distance: 200 yards
Time to walk: 3 minutes

Chorleywood Parish Footpath No 19

No footpath

Chorleywood Parish Footpath No 20

Quickley Lane to Heronsgate

Starting between 107 & 109 Quickley Lane this path is a cut through with gardens on either side. It emerges into Heronsgate by what is currently Rickwood Motors and opposite Nos 35 & 36 Heronsgate Road. Directly across the road is footpath 21 to Bullsland Lane.
Terrain: Concrete path between fences at start, rising at end
Distance: 225 yards
Time to walk: 4 minutes

Chorleywood Parish Footpath No 21

Heronsgate to Bullsland Lane

Starting between 35 & 36 Heronsgate Road and directly opposite footpath 20 to Quickley Lane the path enters a playing field with a fenced playground to your right. Continue across the field through a kissing gate and across a second field with woods on your right down to another kissing gate and across another field to Bullsland Lane opposite Bullsland Farm. Turning back on yourself and bearing right through the first kissing gate footpath 22 returns to Heronsgate. Sheep are sometimes grazing in these fields.
Terrain: Unsurfaced, gentle slope, can be very muddy in wet conditions
Distance: 430 yards
Time to walk: 8 minutes

Chorleywood Parish Footpath No 22

Bullsland Lane to Heronsgate

From Bullsland Lane opposite Bullsland Farm proceed cross the field through the kissing gate and bear right with woods on your left and continue uphill to a second kissing gate. Cross the path and over the stile you will shortly see an allotment on your left, one of three Parish allotments, the other two being at Copmans Wick and Dog Kennel Lane. The path emerges in Heronsgate with the Stag pub on your right.
Terrain: Unsurfaced, gentle slope with stile, can be very muddy in wet conditions
Distance: 575 yards
Time to walk: 8 minutes

Chorleywood Parish Footpath No 23

Bullsland Lane to Old Shire Lane

Proceed down Bullsland Lane and along the unsurfaced section of the road. Footpath 23 is on your right (footpath 24 starts immediately ahead of you) On entering footpath 23 there are fields to your left with a view over to Bullsland Farm and an orchard to the right. The footpath emerges on Old Shire lane about 400 yards from the junction with Shire Lane, to your left and in sight of Phillipshill Woods to your left.
Terrain: Unsurfaced flat
Distance: 245 yards
Time to walk: 7 minutes

Chorleywood Parish Footpath No 24

Bullsland Lane to Old Shire Lane (footpath 33)

Proceed down Bullsland Lane and along the unsurfaced section of the road with footpath 23 on your right. Continue along the road passing Bullsland Farm on the right and footpath 22 to the left. With fields on both sides the path continues with a gentle downward slope passing a further footpath (not parish maintained) on your right which links up with footpath 22. The path slopes steeply down with woodland on the left. At the bottom of the slope the path turns 90 degrees to the right and joins path 33 where a further path (not parish maintained) forks off to the left.
Terrain: Partly surfaced, steep slope
Distance: 1085 yards
Time to walk: 16 minutes

Chorleywood Parish Footpath No 25

Footpath 26 to Long Lane

Leading off footpath 26 between Stag Lane and Copmans Wick you pass through a kissing gate into a wooded area that opens out into Warings Field. Follow the path through a second kissing gate after which the path skirts the houses and emerges at Berry Lane. Cross the road (Berry Lane) and pass through the gate into Hill Farm. Follow the path across the farm yard. Straight ahead of you the path narrows and after about 50 yards take a turn to the left, pass through the opening directly ahead of you with a footpath marker on the gate post. The path crosses a field and meets up with Rickmansworth footpath 17 at the hedge. Turn right onto this path which after 200 yards emerges on Long Lane opposite Stockport Road.
Terrain: Unsurfaced, undulating, can be very muddy in wet conditions.
Distance: ¾ mile
Time to walk:

Chorleywood Parish Footpath No 26

Stag Lane to Chorleywood Bottom

From the corner of Stag Lane and Rendlesham Way this path runs along the back of the properties in Furze View and Hubbards Lane. 200 yards from the Stag lane entrance you pass Warings Field on your right, this is a public open space owned by Three Rivers District Council. A little further along you pass footpath 25 (leading to Long Lane) after which the path slopes down more steeply with steps along the last 50 yards down to Copmans Wick. Here you will see one of the three Parish allotments, the other two being The Swillett and Dog Kennel Lane. The footpath continues down to Turney’s Orchard in Chorleywood Bottom.
Terrain: Unsurfaced, undulating
Distance: 735 yards
Time to walk:

Chorleywood Parish Footpath No 27

Chorleywood Bottom to Chorleywood Common

From Chorleywood Bottom opposite Turney’s Orchard the path emerges onto the Common with The Old Shepherd pub on your left.
Terrain: Unsurfaced, steep upward slope, very narrow
Distance: 40 yards
Time to walk:

Chorleywood Parish Footpath No 28

Chorleywood Bottom to Berry Lane

From Turney’s Orchard off Chorleywood Bottom take the footpath on your left (opposite footpath 26) for 110 yards along a narrow footpath through holly bushes which then turns into fences on both sides before Clements Road. Cross the road and proceed up the dozen steps and steeply upward to Berry Lane emerging opposite West Clayton Estate.
Terrain: Unsurfaced, steep upward slope with a number of steps
Distance: 300 yards
Time to walk: 4 minutes

Chorleywood Parish Footpath No 29

Berry Lane to Shepherds Lane

Enter West Clayton Estate off Berry Lane and follow the road round to your right past a building and you will see a “footpath “sign on a fence to your left. Proceed down this path which takes a turn to your right onto an unsurfaced stretch down to a gate. Pass through the gate onto a gravel drive which leads down to Shepherds Lane. If approaching from Shepherds lane the signpost states to Hall Farm.
Terrain: Mainly surfaced
Distance: 620 yards
Time to walk: 10 minutes

Chorleywood Parish Footpath No 30

Queens Drive to Berry Lane

Take the path between 59 & 61 Queens Drive and turn right at the back of the houses. Proceed along the path for about 80 yards and then cross the M25 footbridge 9 (not a pleasant experience). Continue along the footpath alongside the motorway with Pheasants Wood on your left. The path takes a left turn by the electricity booster station with a steep hollow on the right. Keeping the field on your r left continue along the twisting path in the wooded area. At the end of the path turn right downhill on the wider track for about 195 yards to Berry Lane by the entrance to Berry Farm.
Terrain: Unsurfaced, undulating with steep slopes
Distance: 850 yards
Time to walk: 15 minutes

Chorleywood Parish Footpath No 31

Shepherds Way to Highfield Way

A cut through between X & X Shepherds Way and 19 & 21 Highfield Way crossing Hill Rise past Nos 19 & 20
Terrain: Surfaced
Distance: 210 yards
Time to walk: 3 minutes

Chorleywood Parish Footpath No 32a

Chorleywood Common Darvills Yard to path 14

A short grass path from the corner of Darvills Yard /Common Road/ Old Common Road to the narrow section of Path 14 which goes to Green Street. This path is also known as and marked by a sign, as Path 14
Terrain: Unsurfaced
Distance: 100 yards
Time to walk: 2 minutes

Chorleywood Parish Footpath No 32b

Chorleywood Common Cricket club to Darvills Yard

From the cricket club car park (on the A404 Rickmansworth Road) follow the grass path behind the pavilion and walk straight ahead (southwest along the fire ride) to reach Common Road opposite Darvills Yard. One of the Common’s larger ponds is on your left and worth visiting, look out for the wood carvings on the Memorial Tree on your left as you leave the wooded area.
Terrain: Unsurfaced
Distance: ¼ mile
Time to walk: 10 minutes

Chorleywood Parish Footpath No 32c

Chorleywood Common Dog Kennel Cottages to junction of Common Rd and A404

From Dog Kennel Cottages walk up the gravel track opposite to reach the front of the Black Horse pub. As the path goes left, bear right and follow the track towards the trees and horse track. Cross the horse track and pass a way marker, marked “circular walk” and cross the golf fairway. Continue straight ahead and past the next way marker, crossing path with church visible on right and over the next fairway. Eventually reaching the A404 bear left to reach the largest pond by the traffic lights.
Terrain: Unsurfaced
Distance: 1050 yards
Time to walk: 20 minutes

Chorleywood Parish Footpath No 32d

Chorleywood Common Christchurch to Sheppard’s Bridge

A mostly wooded path that starts from the corner of Christchurch car park and the right of both the notice board and the pond. Follow the path straight on over the horse track and cross the fairway heading through the trees. Continue walking straight ahead, past way marker, crossing path 32c and then past path 32e to meet path 32f, which joins from your left. Join the track and walk straight ahead to reach the end of the path at the Sheppard’s Bridge car park.
Terrain: Unsurfaced
Distance: ½ mile
Time to walk:

Chorleywood Parish Footpath No 32e

Chorleywood Common Junction of Station Approach and Common Road to path 32d

From the hairpin bend at the junction of Station Approach and Common Road, follow the path up through the trees to reach the ‘Gun Dell’ on your left. Continue over the horse track and through the trees to reach a fairway. Cross the fairway heading to the right of the gorse bushes and continue through the trees to join path 32d.
Terrain: Unsurfaced
Distance: 350 yards
Time to walk:

Chorleywood Parish Footpath No 32f

Chorleywood Common Path 32d to Dog Kennel Lane

From the bend in the track where Path 32d joins walk straight ahead to reach the rear of a pair of cottages (Cherry Tree Dell Cottages). Turn left off the track just before the metal barrier and follow path straight on over fairway, through trees to emerge at another fairway. Cross the fairway diagonally to the left to cross horse track and emerge on to Dog Kennel Lane near Apple Tree Dell.
Terrain: Unsurfaced
Distance: 620 yards
Time to walk:

Chorleywood Parish Footpath No 32g

Chorleywood Common Dog Kennel Cottages to path 12

The path starts at the edge of the Common by the ‘Give Way’ sign situated at the end of the gravel track by South Lodge (the old chauffeurs house for South Cottage). Walk along the common and up to meet the corner of a large hedge directly opposite the Black Horse public house. Follow the line of the hedge past Constable Cottage, 17th century grade II listed, which has, in its past, been both a pub and a police station. Continue walking over the track and follow the path behind a pair of cottages then on past the rear of Apple Tree Dell. The path crosses the driveway to Cedars village (at one time the home of the Governor of the Bank of England) and continue past the entrance to the Paddocks and Apple Tree Farm House (previously the home of Sir Henry Wood). Continue past the alms houses to the right-hand corner of Toll Gate Cottage (the former home of Sir George & Lady Alexander) where the path ends (and joins Path 12).
Terrain: Unsurfaced, undulating
Distance: 700 yards
Time to walk: 15 minutes

Chorleywood Parish Footpath No 33

Bridle Path Old Shire Lane to Footpath 24 To Bullsland Lane

From the top of Shire Lane continue along Old Shire Lane with houses on your left and fields to the right. Shortly after the end of the houses is a turning on the left which is the start of footpath 23 to Bullsland Lane. Continue along Old Shire Lane passing the opening into Phillipshill Wood on your right. After about 300 yards the path narrows with the woods on your right and fields to the left. At the bottom of the slope the path takes a 90 degree turn to the left. Continue along the path until to come to a path leading off to your right (which is not a parish path) Continuing straight ahead is parish path No 24 leading to Bullsland Lane. www.woodlandtrust.org.uk/visiting-woods/wood/4678/philipshill-wood/
Terrain: Part surfaced, gently sloping, can be very muddy in wet conditions
Distance: 1 miles 200 yards
Time to walk: 30 minutes

Chorleywood Parish Footpath No 34

Chorleywood House Estate to the Chess

From the A404 turn into Lady Ela Drive opposite the cricket ground and with the Parish office on your right. Continue down the road to the T junction and turn right into a parking area, Ahead of you the path forks. Take the left-hand path with fields on either side. When you reach a junction of paths continue straight on into the woods following the path marked “Valley Walk “which slopes steeply down to footpath No2.
Terrain: Part surfaced, sloping path
Distance: ¾ mile
Time to walk: 15 minutes

Chorleywood Parish Footpath No 35

Chorleywood House Estate to the Chess

From the A404 turn into Lady Ela Drive opposite the cricket ground and with the Parish office on your right. Continue down the road to the T junction and turn right into a parking area, ahead of you are footpaths 34 and 35. Take the right-hand path, 35, with a field on your left, frequently housing lama, and woods on your right. At the end of the field is Dell Farm Cottage on your left and to the right a path down to a pond and a wonderful array of wood carvings. It is well worth a detour to take in this display. Continuing along the now downward sloping footpath with fields on you right and woods to the left you emerge on footpath No2.
Terrain: Unsurfaced, sloping path
Distance: 650 yards
Time to walk: 15 minutes

Chorleywood Parish Footpath No 36

No footpath

Chorleywood Parish Footpath No 37

Grovewood Close to Shire Lane

A cut through between No 19 & 20 Grovewood Close and 23 & 24 Shire Lane
Terrain: Surfaced
Distance: 150 yards
Time to walk:

Chorleywood Parish Footpath No 38

Newhouse Farm to Barrel Arch (Part of the Chiltern Way). The signpost at the Barrel Arch is incorrectly marked B3 rather that 38

Proceed down Farm Road, at the top of Blacketts Wood Drive, and take the footpath on your right at the end of the houses. There are fields on both sides after which you enter Carpenters Wood. Carpenters Wood is the collective name for the three woods – Carpenters, Hillas and Whitelands. There are interpretive boards and a notice board at this point. Once in the wood the path is a bridle way and can be very muddy. The bridle way undulates through the woodland and at the top of the slope pass under the “No horses” sign and keep to the footpath running parallel to the bridle way down to the Barrel Arch which denotes the Parish boundary. Through the Barrel Arch the path continues straight on to the A404 near Van Hage. If you take a left turn just through the Barrel Arch the path meanders through Old Hanging Wood and on towards Little Chalfont.
Terrain: Part surfaced, undulating with steep slopes can be muddy
Distance: 1085 yards
Time to walk: 20 minutes

Chorleywood Parish Footpath No 39

Whitelands Avenue to Barrel Arch Carpenters Wood. The signpost at the Barrel Arch is incorrectly marked B2 rather than 39.

Between 59 & 61 Whitelands Avenue a surfaced path (the snicket) runs up to Carpenters Wood. Carpenters Wood is the collective name for the three woods – Carpenters, Hillas and Whitelands. At the top of the snicket turn right with the properties in Whitelands on your right and Carpenters Wood on your left. At the end of the houses you enter Whitelands Wood. The path continues down to the Barrel Arch which denotes the Parish boundary. Through the Barrel Arch the path continues straight on to the A404 near Van Hage. If you take a left turn just through the Barrel Arch the path meanders through Old Hanging Wood and on towards Little Chalfont. When the bluebells are flowering (April/May) it is worth carrying straight on at the top of the snicket a hundred yards or so into Carpenters Wood and you will be treated to a wonderful display of bluebells. www.carpenterswood.com

Terrain: Unsurfaced, very muddy in wet conditions
Distance: ½ mile
Time to walk: 15 minutes

Chorleywood Parish Footpath No 40

No footpath

Chorleywood Parish Footpath No 41

Shire Lane to Blacketts Wood Drive

A cut through found between 4 & 5 Shire Lane and 17 & 19 Blacketts Wood Drive
Terrain: Surfaced
Distance: 150 yards
Time to walk:

Chorleywood Parish Footpath No 42

Station Approach to Common Road

A cut through from the left of the commercial properties opposite the station, through Betjamin Court to Common Road emerging next to the Memorial Hall.
Terrain:
Distance: 150 yards
Time to walk: Part surfaced

Chorleywood Parish Footpath No 43

Station Approach to Common Road

A cut through from the steps to Betjamin Court, opposite the Station , through Betjamin Court to Common Road next to the Memorial Hall.
Terrain: Surfaced
Distance: 142 yards
Time to walk: