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Wednesday, 11 March 2020

Chorleywood to Chesham

Chorleywood to Chesham T=3.081

Length: 16km (9.9 miles) 5 out of 10

"The Chess Valley is one of the most beautiful and tranquil parts of the Chiltern Hills. This walk explores it thoroughly, dipping in and out of the valley, with a number of fine panoramic views. Approaching Chesham there is a bravura finish over the hills that takes you right down into the heart of the town for tea."

Trains: Get the 0957 Marylebone to Aylesbury Vale Parkway train (Harrow-on-the-hill 1009) arriving 1024. Use Oyster cards. You can also get the Metropolitan line.
Return trains are: 1527, 1557, 1627, 1654, 1725, 1753, 1825, 1859.

Lunch: The Red Lion (01923 282 722) in Chenies, 6.5km (4 miles) into the main walk, is now a smart, friendly pub with a somewhat gastro menu, served from 10am to 11pm daily.

Tea: Various options in Chesham


Anonymous said...

Sandwich eaters can turn left at the Red Lion and in a few doors come to the village Methodist church with benches out the back which are south facing.
They also leave open a toilet with hot and cold running water.

PeteG said...

A fine day for a walk w=sun-cloud-breeze , with n=11 off the train & tube. The morning was relatively mud free, & we arrived at the pub 10mins before opening. Sandwiches enjoyed the churchyard. Most of us had a drink in the friendly pub, praised for its beef sandwiches.

The afternoon had a lot of mud, which was disappointing. We scattered in Chesham, but most went for the train.

Anonymous said...

This was a lovely walk with plenty of expansive country views. The bright sun at times lit up the clouds and made the Chess river glitter. As expected it was too early for the celandine wood - instead we had plenty of horses, geese, kites and at least three lots of llamas. Very enjoyable, thank you to PeteG for posting it.