|Slow Way||Route||To do|
||Verify me||Distance 14km/9mi||Ascent 267m||Descent 225m|
||Verify me||Distance 10km/6mi||Ascent 136m||Descent 76m|
||Enjoy me||Distance 10km/6mi||Ascent 198m||Descent 145m|
||Review me||Distance 12km/8mi||Ascent 59m||Descent 122m|
||Review me||Distance 15km/9mi||Ascent 236m||Descent 173m|
||Verify me||Distance 10km/6mi||Ascent 149m||Descent 202m|
||Double check||Distance 14km/9mi||Ascent 327m||Descent 260m|
||Pioneer me||Distance 15km/9mi||Ascent 169m||Descent 221m|
||Verify me||Distance 13km/8mi||Ascent 138m||Descent 189m|
||Review me||Distance 16km/10mi||Ascent 198m||Descent 183m|
||Review me||Distance 17km/10mi||Ascent 202m||Descent 185m|
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51.67427° / -0.60754°
Easting / Northing
496,381E / 198,195N
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It goes through Chalfont St Giles (Feathers pub is good for a stop) and then Chalfont St Peter....
Some paths required careful walking to avoid nettles, and there was one road crossing that required particular care....
It's a lovely walk, but I docked one star due to the street walking in Prestwood, which was a little too long. I walked this on a semi-sunny Friday afternoon without any precipitation in the last week, from Prestwood to Amersham. Besides a few minor hills at the start, this walk was mostly down hill through woods with sometimes muddy paths, a little more street walking in Little Kingshill and then most of the last stretch was through farmland into Old Amersham....
I walked this from Berkhamstead to Amersham on a mostly overcast Saturday afternoon, with little recent rain. You then pass a lovely cemetery and go through some more woods to end up with a little road walking in Amersham....
There is a tiny stretch of road walking, followed by a neat straight line walk up a hill through fields with a windmill over the trees. At some point just after leaving Amersham there is a switch back in the route to go up the hill, through the middle of a field, and then after having walked a little at the top, it directs you back down off the hill to the path that you were just one....
Pleasant walk through the woods before joining a lane for half a mile or so. Across the common and down a lane before joining pleasant valley walk that takes you almost into Chesham....
Richard and Carole
It's also very varied with a nice mix of town, woodland and farmland over the short 5-6 miles. I'm not entirely sure why the route bothers going down Magpie lane and then around to Ongar farm after Bowers farm as there's a path straight through....
Navigation was easy, and refreshments en route are available at The Crown or Red Lion in Little Missenden, or nearer the end at The Full Moon in Little Kingshill. The paths are generally in good condition, though sections in Atkins' Wood (where it is a bridleway) frequently get very muddy. Overall, it was a very enjoyable walk....
The paths are generally easy underfoot though there are a few tree roots and muddy patches to be aware of. Just outside of the wooded areas there are brilliant views over the Chess Valley....
We walked this route from Amersham to Chorleywood. The Plantation Road end of the path is not marked and is easy to miss so proceed with care....
Route poorly plotted south of Berkhamsted as it crosses A41. The straight line shown deviates significantly from the actual road....
Slow Ways Darren
A navigational point - the left turn at Market Reading Wood is the path inside the fence, not the much more obvious path outside the fence. Realised this while halfway down the hill on the wrong side!...
Starting and ending with walks through pleasant residential areas to railway stations on the Chiltern Railways line between London Marylebone and Aylesbury (and the Metropolitan line into central London), this route takes you through countryside and woodland. The woodland paths can be well-worn with exposed tree routes in places and will be muddy when wet but are not technically challenging and there are no long climbs....
NeilVenn added Amecho two, a new walk from Amersham to ChorleywoodWalk this route
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....
Overall, however, it was a lovely varied walk through fields, lanes and bluebell woods and generally easy to follow and walk....
The indicated route has us flying over the main road, but there is no footbridge there and the banks are too steep to climb down and back up....
There are many ways you could choose to get between Amersham Station and the edge of town where the main trail begins (or ends!) but the drawn route is nice enough (although don't bother crossing the railway - it adds nothing of interest). At either end you have a decent choice of shops and eateries for refreshments....
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....
Slow Ways added Ameber one, a new walk from Amersham to BerkhamstedWalk this route
Slow Ways added Amecho one, a new walk from Amersham to ChorleywoodWalk this route
Slow Ways added Ameger one, a new walk from Amersham to Gerrards CrossWalk this route
Slow Ways added Amehem one, a new walk from Amersham to Hemel HempsteadWalk this route
Slow Ways added Beaame one, a new walk from Beaconsfield to AmershamWalk this route
Slow Ways added Higame one, a new walk from High Wycombe to AmershamWalk this route
Slow Ways added Preame one, a new walk from Prestwood to AmershamWalk this route
Slow Ways added Preame two, a new walk from Prestwood to AmershamWalk this route