Walking Britain graphic

Hill walking from Hexton including Lilley Hoo
Introduction to Walk 1625

Photo from the walk - Hill walking from Hexton including Lilley Hoo

Region - Chilterns

County/Area - Hertfordshire & Bedfordshire

Author - Tony Kellett

Length - 13.0 miles / 21.1 km

Ascent - 1000 feet / 303 metres

Grade - moderate

Starting from Hexton this walk on the borders of Befordshire and Hertfordshire offers mile after mile of beautiful countryside with the hilltops steeped in ancient history. The route includes sections of the Icknield and John Bunyan Ways.  A GPX File is available for download (see walk description).

Walk Description  Map showing start
 

Maps   Ordnance Survey Logo   Anquet Maps Logo

Ordnance Survey Explorer 193Sheet Map1:25kBUY MAP
Anquet OS Explorer 193Digital Map1:25kBUY MAP
Ordnance Survey Landranger 166Sheet Map1:50kBUY MAP
Anquet OS Landranger 166Digital Map1:50kBUY MAP

It is recommended you take a map. The preferred scale is 1:25k.

Digital Maps - For more information on digital maps go to Anquet Maps. Digital maps, including Ordnance Survey, Harvey Superwalker and British Mountain Maps, are available for your PC, Mac, iPhone, iPad, Android tablet and phone.

Walks from the same start

Walk 2910
Hill walking from Hexton
Grade - moderate
Length - 12.0 miles / 19.5 km
Walk 1679
Telegraph Hill & Pegsdon from Hexton
Grade - easy
Length - 5.0 miles / 8.1 km

Other walks nearby

Walk 1130
4.9 miles / 7.8 km away
Clophill and Haynes Circular
Grade - easy/mod
Length - 6.0 miles / 9.8 km
Walk 3115
7.0 miles / 11.2 km away
Circular from Ampthill through Steppingley
Grade - easy/mod
Length - 9.0 miles / 14.6 km
Walk 3513
7.0 miles / 11.2 km away
Ampthill and Clophill Circular
Grade - moderate
Length - 12.0 miles / 19.5 km
Walk 2810
7.1 miles / 11.4 km away
Haynes Circular
Grade - easy/mod
Length - 7.0 miles / 11.4 km
Walk 2221
7.6 miles / 12.1 km away
Circular from St Paul's Walden to Little Almshoe
Grade - easy/mod
Length - 7.0 miles / 11.4 km
Walk 2708
7.6 miles / 12.1 km away
Cuckolds Cross & Whitwell from St Paul's Walden
Grade - easy/mod
Length - 7.0 miles / 11.4 km
Walk 3409
9.1 miles / 14.6 km away
The Three Counties Tops
Grade - mod/hard
Length - 17.0 miles / 27.6 km
Walk 2316
9.2 miles / 14.7 km away
Dunstable Downs Circular
Grade - easy
Length - 4.0 miles / 6.5 km
Walk 3089
9.2 miles / 14.7 km away
Dunstable Downs & Totternhoe from Robertson Corner
Grade - easy/mod
Length - 8.8 miles / 14.3 km
Walk 3124
9.2 miles / 14.7 km away
Five Knolls & Totternhoe from Robertson Corner
Grade - easy/mod
Length - 6.0 miles / 9.8 km

Note : The distances quoted to other walks in the vicinity are measured in a straight line. The distance by road may be further.

Recommended Reading

Walking in the Chilterns

Walking in the ChilternsA guidebook to 35 walks in the Chiltern Hills of southern England. These chalk hills and ancient woodlands stretch from Reading and the Thames valley through Oxfordshire, Buckinghamshire and Hertfordshire to Luton. Walking in the Chilterns - an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty - for walkers of all abilities, with walks from 4 to 12 miles long.
More information

Social Media

Follow Walking Britain for the latest news.

the people's poncho 2.0

Lightweight, stylish and lightweight alternative to traditional waterproofs ideal for walkers. More info.

Mountain Weather

Stay safe on the mountains. Use the Met Office specialist reports or their iOS or Android Apps (here & here) which offer detailed forecasts for most mountain areas in the United Kingdom.

New to Walking?

Click for a simple guide of how to start walking. Includes a guide on how to select your walks.