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Sunday, 20 October 2019

Sunday Walk: Great Missenden to Amersham

Book 1 walk 5
16.3 km 10.1 miles
Difficulty 5/10
This chilterns walk includes a large beech wood noted for autumn colour, four interesting churches and the village of Little Missenden. After tea in Old Amersham, you reach the station via another wood.
Get the 09:42 Aylesbury Vale Parkway train from Marylebone arriving at Great Missenden at 10:23.
The simplest ticket is a rail return to Great Missenden. This limits you to the Chiltern trains back from Amersham but there's plenty. (xx:06, xx:22, xx:36 and xx:52).
A Freedom Pass or a TFL zones 1-9 travelcard allows return by either rail or tube (Met Line to Baker Street at xx:17 and xx:47) but you would need an additional rail single (Amersham to Great Missenden) on the way out.
The recommended pub is The Squirrel in Penn Street 01494 711291.
The nearby Hit and Miss is also suitable 01494 713109.
There are earlier - possibly too earlier - pubs in Little Missenden, the Red Lion 01494 862876 and the Crown 01494 862571.
Seasons Cafe Deli in Old Amersham  - recommended but limited seating. Open till 6.
Old Amersham also has pubs, the Crown Inn and the Kings Arms are two.
Walk Directions: here

1 comment:

David M said...

Only n=2 on a day of early w=sunshine but turning increasingly w=cloudy in the afternoon with a slight autumnal chill in the air. I was the only one on the scheduled 9.42 train from Marylebone and trekked along at what I thought was a reasonable pace only to be caught by another before lunch who was on the 10.12 train. I must say the conversation improved considerably at this point, as did the tendency to take a wrong turning. We had a pleasant picnic on the large green outside the Squirrel Pub in Penn Street and stopped for tea at Seasons Café in Amersham Old Town, which judging by the number of people there, would be a good place for SWC to hold shares in. The walk itself is lovely. There was some nice autumn colour and mushrooms everywhere. The route is dotted with good looking pubs and Little Missenden and Penn Wood are delightful. There is also quite an attractive final climb from Amersham old town to the railway station past St. Mary’s church and through the woods. Toby’s lane can be a bit dark and muddy, but not too bad at this time of year. On the 3.54 train back to Marylebone, we decided to look up notable residents of Amersham, Great and Little Missenden, and also Beaconsfield. Great Missenden surprised with not one, but two Prime Ministers, but Beaconsfield seems to be the place to live.