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Amersham

Buckinghamshire


Slow Ways linking Amersham and Beaconsfield, Berkhamsted, Chorleywood, Gerrards Cross, Hemel Hempstead, High Wycombe, Prestwood, Tring, Wendover

England / Buckinghamshire / Amersham

Amersham’s nine Slow Ways are 69% checked

Drawn: 9/9
reviewed: 9/9
verified: 5/9
and surveyed: 2/9

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Walk to Amersham from further afield

Slow Way Route To do
Amersham—Berkhamsted
Ameber one

Survey me Distance 14km/9mi Ascent 267m Descent 225m
Amersham—Berkhamsted
Ameber two Review me Distance 14km/9mi Ascent - Descent -
Amersham—Chorleywood
Amecho one Enjoy me Distance 10km/6mi Ascent 136m Descent 76m
Amersham—Chorleywood
Amecho two Enjoy me Distance 10km/6mi Ascent 198m Descent 145m
Amersham—Gerrards Cross
Ameger one Verify me Distance 12km/8mi Ascent 59m Descent 122m
Amersham—Hemel Hempstead
Amehem one Review me Distance 15km/9mi Ascent 236m Descent 173m
Beaconsfield—Amersham
Beaame one Enjoy me Distance 10km/6mi Ascent 149m Descent 202m
High Wycombe—Amersham
Higame one

Double check Distance 14km/9mi Ascent 327m Descent 260m
High Wycombe—Amersham
Higame two Pioneer me Distance 14km/8mi Ascent 318m Descent 250m
Prestwood—Amersham
Preame one Survey me Distance 15km/9mi Ascent 169m Descent 221m
Prestwood—Amersham
Preame two Survey me Distance 13km/8mi Ascent 138m Descent 189m
Tring—Amersham
Triame one Survey me Distance 16km/10mi Ascent 198m Descent 183m
Wendover—Amersham
Wename one

Review me Distance 17km/10mi Ascent 202m Descent 185m

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Collective progress

69% of Amersham’s nine route options are drawn, reviewed, surveyed and/or verified

13/13

drawn

12/13

reviewed

4/13

surveyed

7/13

verified

19 people have contributed to Amersham’s Slow Ways

11 people have pledged to walk and review a route

4 people have surveyed a route in Amersham

159km out of 173km have been walked and reviewed

456km of reviews have been shared in Amersham

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Some of the route is quite hilly: as you walk up Totteridge Lane in High Wycombe and as you walk up through Kings Wood towards Tylers Green. The footpath through Kings Wood before you get to Tylers Green is quite uneven with stones sticking out....

Paul COOK

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The first part of the route is on pavement next to a main road before turning off into a side street and then eventually picking up a footpath that leads across a field and down into the pretty Angling Spring Wood. At the end of Angling Spring Wood, the footpath leads across a field and after you walk through the gate, you walk a short distance before turning left onto a made track/road. You cross the bridge, follow the path until you reach the road which you cross and then pick up a footpath which takes you around the edge of the Misbourne School. You then reach Little Missenden and walk along the quiet road (no pavement) for a short distance until you pick up a footpath on your right. Once you cross the A413, you have to step over a metal barrier (waist height) and then go down some steep steps and carry along the footpath that runs parallel to the very pretty Amersham High Street. The footpath leads you to Whielden Street where you will turn left and walk up to the junction with the High Street, crossing the road and walking passed the picturesque St Marys church and the stunning Memorial Gardens....

Paul COOK

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This is a mostly flat walk from Gerrards Cross to Amersham. Come out of the station approach road, turn left and turn immediately left into a small road between two shops and then follow a footpath. You turn walk along pavement through residential roads before having to cross a road. You then reach the main road, which you have to cross and then go into Stratton Chase Drive which eventually leads onto a footpath (take the right hand fork). When you reach the junction with Mill Lane you have to turn left and walk left for a short time on the road before turning right onto the footpath again. Cross the road and walk left along The Broadway and turn right after the Memorial Gardens, passed St Mary’s Church over a small bridge across the river, alongside the cemetery and up the hill to the woods....

Paul COOK

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High Wycombe—Amersham

Daisy C added Higame two, a new walk from High Wycombe to Amersham

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Kevin Wooldridge took this photo on Amecho two

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Leaving Amersham the route towards the woods was easy to follow. Near the end of the walk, passing through a tunnel (see photo) and entering Whitelands Wood, there are confusing signposts pointing to Chorleywood in an entirely different direction to the Slow Ways route - which was a little unclear. As a result, I chose to follow the 'official' signs via Public footpath 038 (see photo)and this added about an extra mile on a dog-leg of a route out of the woods and then downhill into Chorleywood....

Kevin Wooldridge

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Slippery mud, deep in places but worth it to see that unique yellow gold of autumn beeches shining in the low sun....

Strider

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Unfortunately the day we completed the walk it was very wet for some of the walk and the paths can get extremely muddy in places....

Paul Glennerster

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Paul Glennerster took this photo on Preame one

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But, this is a beautiful walk well worth the effort, and in the autumn sunshine really quite stunning....

Strider

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Amersham—Berkhamsted

Strider added Ameber two, a new walk from Amersham to Berkhamsted

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But the route draws straight lines where turns and meanders should exist and is therefore longer than the stated 14km. This caused me to miss a train and walk in fading light as it took longer than I calculated....

Strider

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Beautiful autumn leaves carpeted the ground but made some paths through the woods hard to see....

Strider

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Prestwood—Amersham

Paul Glennerster pledged to walk Preame one

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The walk takes you down marked footpaths but we did need to use the OS map to find our way....

Kate Wells

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Turned out to be a lot more scenic than I expected (it helped that it was a sunny day!) and we managed to follow the route without too much issue....

Simon

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In such conditions carry plenty of water and sun screen as not much shade on many parts of the route....

EB

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On one of the hottest days so far this year, the wooded and shady sections were very welcome and the more open sections provided a nice breeze....

lwatson

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Has some lovely scenery, but the stretch along from little missenden past Shardeloes is a little spoiled by the noise from the main A road, but the lake wildlife does make up for it. Walk goes through farm fields with animals, crops, as well as some quiet country roads. Crossing the main A road is a bit hairy, but the only way to avoid this is a much extended route, which if like me you have to then walk back, makes for a very long day...

Tania

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There were a couple of other paths which looked like they could get muddy but there were planks to help out if needed....

lwatson

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Derick Rethans took this photo on Amecho two

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I walked this from Chorleywood to Amersham on a cloudy Saturday afternoon. After crossing one such road, Amersham Road, the walk brought me along Chenies Manor and through the estate....

Derick Rethans

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I walked this from Chorleywood to Amersham on a cloudy Saturday afternoon. After crossing one such road, Amersham Road, the walk brought me along Chenies Manor and through the estate....

Derick Rethans

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Derick Rethans took this photo on Triame one

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It wasn't a big deal though and soon I left Tring Park and I continued to follow a foot path at the edge of a field, avoiding the road on the other side. The section through Chesham wasn't very nice, with loads of cars on the road, and parked on the pavement, although the high street itself was okay. After passing a play ground, tennis fields, and an allotment, the walk went underneath the Metropolitan line tracks up the hill and through Chesham Bois Wood, where a lady asked me whether I had seen her white dog — I had not. A lovely walk, a little muddy, and the section through Chesham was my least favourite....

Derick Rethans

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It goes through Chalfont St Giles (Feathers pub is good for a stop) and then Chalfont St Peter....

Ianschagen

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Some paths required careful walking to avoid nettles, and there was one road crossing that required particular care....

lwatson

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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....

Derick Rethans

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Derick Rethans took this photo on Preame two

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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....

Derick Rethans

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Derick Rethans took this photo on Ameber one

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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....

Derick Rethans

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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

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Richard and Carole took this photo on Triame one

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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....

Halkeelin1997

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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....

swebbews

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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....

lwatson

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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....

Brian Thomson

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Route poorly plotted south of Berkhamsted as it crosses A41. The straight line shown deviates significantly from the actual road....

Slow Ways Darren

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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!...

ALSimpson

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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

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Amersham—Chorleywood

NeilVenn added Amecho two, a new walk from Amersham to Chorleywood

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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....

lwatson

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Overall, however, it was a lovely varied walk through fields, lanes and bluebell woods and generally easy to follow and walk....

lwatson

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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....

Ianschagen

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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....

NeilVenn

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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....

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Amersham

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Amersham—Berkhamsted

Slow Ways added Ameber one, a new walk from Amersham to Berkhamsted

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Amersham—Chorleywood

Slow Ways added Amecho one, a new walk from Amersham to Chorleywood

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Amersham—Gerrards Cross

Slow Ways added Ameger one, a new walk from Amersham to Gerrards Cross

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Amersham—Hemel Hempstead

Slow Ways added Amehem one, a new walk from Amersham to Hemel Hempstead

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Beaconsfield—Amersham

Slow Ways added Beaame one, a new walk from Beaconsfield to Amersham

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High Wycombe—Amersham

Slow Ways added Higame one, a new walk from High Wycombe to Amersham

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Prestwood—Amersham

Slow Ways added Preame one, a new walk from Prestwood to Amersham

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Prestwood—Amersham

Slow Ways added Preame two, a new walk from Prestwood to Amersham

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Tring—Amersham

Slow Ways added Triame one, a new walk from Tring to Amersham

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Wendover—Amersham

Slow Ways added Wename one, a new walk from Wendover to Amersham

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Amersham’s Slow Ways starting point

Grid ref

SU9638198195

Lat / Lon

51.67427° / -0.60754°

Easting / Northing

496,381E / 198,195N

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Bothy

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