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Wednesday, 26 December 2018

Boxing Day Walk - Amersham Circular

Boxing Day Walk - Amersham Circular T=swc.36

There are no trains today, and I thought that as the walks in London tend to go through various parks, the best bits would be busy on Boxing Day.

"A pleasant and undemanding Chilterns walk goes out along one side of the Misbourne valley and back along the other". Amersham is at the end of the Metropolitan Line , so this walk can be done with an Oyster Card / Zone 1-9 Travelcard.

Length: 8.4 miles  (13.5km)  3 out of 10

Travel: Get the 1005 Metropolitan Line train from Baker Street that arrives Amersham 1054. The trains are every 30 minutes on Boxing Day. Return trains are xx47 & xx17

Lunch: Merlins Cave in Chalfont St Giles. There is also the Fox & Hounds, but the landlord is apparently averse to Muddy Boots inside his front door.


Anonymous said...

Anyone attending this walk? I shall be boarding the train at Harrow on the Hill station and hope to see some of you on the train. Merry Christmas and hope all of you had a great Christmas lunch.

Anonymous said...

Intend going will catch tube at Liverpool Street (9:48 Metropolitan Line departure)

Anonymous said...

Apparently 9:57 departure from Kings Cross/St. Pancras if your suffering from a high BMI (big mincepie intake)

David said...

I have a few comments/corrections about today's Amersham circular walk.... 6. Continue along the field edge for another 30m. 9.... after about 30m take a path between houses on the right. 11. bear left across a small green to reach a fenced footpath, which leads down to a residential road. 18. (delete "and across a stile"). 27. Follow the fenced path round two sides of the field to reach a narrow wooden footbridge. One more point.... the "thatched house" mentioned in "19" has changed name, so I suggest the following...just after the last house before the bend to the right, take a fenced-in footpath, indicated by a small footpath sign above a 40 mph speed restriction sign....

David said...

Re my comments below, the "thatched house" was mentioned in "21" (not "19"). There were n=17 walkers and the weather was w=mild_and_cloudy. I did the walk by myself and had sandwiches outside Merlins Cave in Chalfont St Giles. Perhaps someone else can comment on the lunch options?

Anonymous said...

Apparently Spurs won 5 nill at Wembly. Walkers on the tube back from Amersham got all the details as the train filled up at Wembly station

Marcus said...

In response to David below, most of the non sandwichers dined at Merlins Cave, which managed to accommodate all in the group who wished to have lunch. The staff were very friendly and efficient and the food passable (small portions at Chalfont St Doodah prices) but the pub was a welcomed stop on the day - and the draught beer was very good !
Today's choice of walk was perfect for Boxing Day, an ideal length over terrain with mud levels manageable. The turnout was excellent - and probably a SWC record for a Boxing Day walk.
With LT underground travel working well, all seemed to have a thoroughly enjoyable day. And how nice to escape from the family and stretch ones legs in the countryside after Christmas Day indulgences.