Chiltern Walks: Skirmett The Frog Circular
Start / Finish: The Frog at Skirmett, Henley-on-Thames RG9 6TG
Distance: 5.5km / 3.4 miles
Duration: Max 2 hours at at leisurely pace
Other Routes Touched: Chiltern Way
Map: OS Explorer 171: Chiltern Hills West, Henley-on-Thames and Wallingford
This is a lovely, short walk in the heart of the Chilterns. Pick the right day, as we did, and you'll experience a wonderful walk in the hills, great views and an outstanding pub to start it from. We spent a leisurely couple of hours in the Frog's garden with some great food. They even catered well for the gluten and dairy frees amongst us.
From the Frog:
Head north on Fingest Lane and take the first footpath on the left.
Follow the footpath up the hill and continue as it meanders around the edge of Great Wood. You'll soon see the windmill above Fingest in the distance.
Keep on the footpath as it crosses Dolesden Lane, across the field and turn right onto the Chiltern Way.
Keep on the Chiltern Way through Turville Village, crossing Holloway Lane. The path turns right and runs parallel to Holloway Lane, eventually meeting Fingest Lane just before the Chequers Inn.
Shortly after the Chequers, keep on the Chiltern Way as it turns off Fingest Lane and climbs a steep hill.
Keep on the Chiltern Way as it enters the woods, and then descends back to the Frog and the end of the walk.