Wename one
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This is a Slow Ways route connecting Wendover and Amersham.

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Grid Ref SP8655407753
Lat / Lon 51.76179° / -0.74725°
Easting / Northing 486,554E / 207,753N
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Grid Ref SU9638198195
Lat / Lon 51.67427° / -0.60754°
Easting / Northing 496,381E / 198,195N
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Wename One's land is

Arable 35.2%
Pasture 22.1%
Urban 25.5%
Woods 17.1%

Data: Corine Land Cover (CLC) 2018



22 May 2021 Spring

We walked this route from Wendover and generally enjoyed it. It was very clear and well-waymarked, so very easy to navigate, including a small part of the Ridgeway and some of the Chiltern Link. There was one particularly narrow, muddy path which would be hard to avoid without a significant detour and more roads, and some of the pavement walking towards the end dragged. However, there was a lot to enjoy including good views, a variety of landscapes (some wood, some farm, some village etc) and, for the most part, easy paths.


01 May 2021 (edited 27 Jun 2023) Spring

We walked this route in reverse, from Amersham to Wendover, on a cold day in early May 2021. It's reasonable but there is quite a lot of road-walking in Amersham, through Hyde Heath, and along Great Hundridge Lane. Only the section on the approach to Hyde Heath is actually unpleasant and potentially dangerous - there is no pavement so you are forced to either walk on the road or on a narrow grass verge. We walked after a long dry period, so the going underfoot was easy. But after heavy rain, such as we had earlier in 2021, some stretches are likely to be affected by deep and extensive mud. Just before you reach the main Chesham-Missenden road, the path is blocked by a fallen tree which you have to climb over. So the route is completely unsuitable for wheelchair users, and would be difficult in parts even on a mountain bike. The route recorded came out at 17.5km, so slightly longer then advertised, though the ascent/descent (albeit reversed) was quite accurate. There are alternative routes between Amersham and Wendover, via Chesham, The Lee and Kingsash, or via Gt Missenden and Coombe Hill, and these are pleasanter as they avoid the roads.
However, they are typically 3-5km longer so take around an hour longer to walk. Today's walk took us about 4h15m, including a 30m stop for picnic lunch near Lee Common. There is a small village shop in Hyde Heath, but it's often closed. The Swan pub at Swan Bottom is another refreshment opportunity en route, but there are no other shops.

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