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Wednesday, 16 January 2019

Wednesday Walk Amersham to Great Missenden - Penn Wood, Toby's Lane and Little Missenden

Book 1, Walk 5 (R) - Amersham to Great Missenden

Length: 16.3 km (10.1 miles)
Toughness: 4 out of 10  (more when muddy)

London Marylebone: 10-27 hrs  Aylesbury service
Arrive Amersham: 11-02 hrs

LT Baker Street, Metropolitan Line: 10-06 hrs  Amersham service
Arrive Amersham: 10-54 hrs
....and please wait for the Maryleboners

Return: Great Missenden to Marylebone: 16-02, 16-33, 16-45, 17-02, 17-29 and 18-04 hrs

Rail ticket: Great Miss. is one stop beyond Amersham which is in LT travel zone 1-9. Buy a travel card or use your freedom pass for the outward journey. You will then just need a single ticket between Great Miss.and Amersham for your return journey.

Today's walk is the Book 1, Walk 5 in reverse. Sections can be muddy if it has been raining heavily during January, but the worst bits - such as Toby's Lane - are usually navigable.

This is a pleasant walk with lots of variety and ideal for a winter's day. Your lunch stop will be in the picturesque village of Little Missenden at the Red Lion, some 6.7 miles into the walk.  'Phone ahead with numbers - 01494-862876. Your e.t.a 13-40 hrs. If you suffer from hunger pains earlier in the day there are two pubs in Penn Street, 4.2 miles into the walk

After lunch you have 3.4 miles to go to Great Miss. over pleasant varied countryside - woods and farmland - so try to leave the Red Lion by 15-00 hrs latest..

Tea stops in Great Miss. include the cafe in the Roald Dahl Museum and Story Centre, and Matildas. You also have the choice of two pubs - the Cross Keys and the recently reopened George Inn.
Walk Directions are here: L=1.5

Tips on following the Directions "backwards" - for those without hand-held gizmos - are here 


Marcus said...

n=10 of us disregarded the unfavourable weather forecast and set off from Amersham on this walk in w=steady-rain, which stayed with us for most of the day, only relenting for the hour before lunch. No matter - we enjoyed good chat and banter - in English and French - as we made our way along the pleasant, varied route. The rain gingered up the mud in places, but it was always manageable. On arriving in Little Missenden, 5 of us dined at the cosy Red Lion, which served us good pub grub (and one healthy main fish course) promptly and with a smile, and the sandwichers all joined us for a drink after visiting the church, where early snowdrops were coming into flower in the churchyard. We set off after lunch together, to tackle the usual hills and inclines post prandial which cause havoc with ones digestion. By now the rain was falling heavily again, so we did not hang around on the afternoon leg as we headed for Great Miss. 4 went straight to the railway station whilst 6 of us stopped for tea at the cafe in the Roald Dahl centre (formerly known as Cafe Twit) where we dried off over a cuppa and cakes. On then to station and home on the 16-45 hrs train. It might have been wet but I believe we all had a most enjoyable day's walking. For me it was particularly nice to catch up with SWC friends of old after my long absence last year from mid-week walks.

Walker said...

I was going to congratulate you for your “true Blitz spirit”, Marcus, but perhaps the Trenches might be a better bit of history to invoke...