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Chorleywood

Hertfordshire


Slow Ways linking Chorleywood and Amersham, Gerrards Cross, Hemel Hempstead, Rickmansworth

England / Hertfordshire / Chorleywood

Chorleywood’s four Slow Ways are 94% checked

Drawn: 4/4
reviewed: 4/4
verified: 4/4
and surveyed: 3/4

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Walk to Chorleywood from further afield

Slow Way Route To do
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
Chorleywood—Hemel Hempstead
Chohem one

Double check Distance 14km/8mi Ascent 207m Descent 209m
Chorleywood—Hemel Hempstead
Chohem two Enjoy me Distance 13km/8mi Ascent - Descent -
Chorleywood—Rickmansworth
Choric one

Double check Distance 5km/3mi Ascent 79m Descent 118m
Chorleywood—Rickmansworth
Choric two Survey me Distance 5km/3mi Ascent - Descent -
Gerrards Cross—Chorleywood
Gercho one

Double check Distance 11km/7mi Ascent 154m Descent 157m
Gerrards Cross—Chorleywood
Gercho two Enjoy me Distance 11km/7mi Ascent - Descent -

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Collective progress

78% of Chorleywood’s four route options are drawn, reviewed, surveyed and/or verified

8/8

drawn

8/8

reviewed

4/8

surveyed

5/8

verified

9 people have contributed to Chorleywood’s Slow Ways

2 people have pledged to walk and review a route

4 people have surveyed a route in Chorleywood

78km out of 78km have been walked and reviewed

212km of reviews have been shared in Chorleywood

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The weather was generally calm and dry; there were a couple of muddy patches (especially on the outskirts of Chorleywood) but the walk was generally easy underfoot....

lwatson

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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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The section coming out of Hemel station down London Road is probably the least pleasant part of the walk....

lwatson

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This is a lovely walk, very varied over undulating terrain with some short steep parts....

Strider

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All the road sections on this route are good, either very quiet and/or with good verges/paths beside them, with the exception of a 30m part as you enter/leave the South exit of Roughdown Common where care needs to be taken....

Strider

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Pleasant walk that initially takes in some of Chorleywood Common and continues onto two long, quiet, interesting residential roads (with pavements) up to Rickmansworth Station....

Julian Lipton

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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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I don't, and hence I've marked this route with access issues, and left a proper review up for Chohem 2....

Derick Rethans

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There was a fairly long climb up through Felden along a road with no pavement, but also luckily with little traffic (photo #2). After a lovely walk through some woods, with some good views of a village in the valley below, I ended up crossing a road. My pre-planned route (Chohem 1) had me go along the road, but luckily there is now a permissive footpath that avoids the road, where there was fast traffic. Unfortunately that meant a little road walking, but luckily again, there was little traffic. I spotted the first snow drops of the year along the lanes and the Chess Valley Walk themselves, and in the river a Little Egret (photo #9)...

Derick Rethans

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Chorleywood—Hemel Hempstead

Derick Rethans added Chohem two, a new walk from Chorleywood to Hemel Hempstead

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Gerrards Cross—Chorleywood

Derick Rethans added Gercho two, a new walk from Gerrards Cross to Chorleywood

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Great route, but with one impassable section. I've created Gercho 2 to fix it....

Derick Rethans

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From Chorleywood you'll need to climb a little to get onto the Common for a short stretch, and then after some walking along residential roads, you'll end up in some alley way public footpaths. After a while it is downhill towards the A413, which you have to follow for about 25 metres, before crossing the Gerrards Cross Golf Club (look out for golf balls!) and along a lake with swans, with a ford at the end...

Derick Rethans

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Once past the M25 this route became even nicer, especially once I noticed the off-road path mentioned by the previous reviewer....

lwatson

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I think it's better in that direction, as it's all going down hill. The part with the steps is avoidable by crossing a bridge further east, and then going along Station Approach....

Derick Rethans

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Chorleywood—Rickmansworth

Derick Rethans added Choric two, a new walk from Chorleywood to Rickmansworth

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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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The route is described in detail in the Chess Valley Walk leaflet published on the website of the Chilterns AONB (chliternsaonb.org). Descend into the Chess valley and turn right on the track at the bottom....

Slow Ways Cristie

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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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Also there is no public access from Chorleywood Road into the private road Troutstream Way. See photo of locked gate. A better route is using the Chess valley path....

Brian Thomson

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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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The Slow Wayfarer starting from Chorleywood will encounter a golf course, several gated communities with forbidding signage, roadside pavements and a general sense of being permitted more than welcomed. The sections closer to Rickmansworth are more pleasant, but this Way is best used as a connection between the interior and exterior of the M25 orbital than as a journey in its own right. Surface generally very good, but narrow footpaths by the Loudwater estate and surprisingly steep cambers on Dog Kennel Road and heading up to Chorleywood Road may give wheels difficulty....

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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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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Amersham—Chorleywood

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

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Chorleywood—Hemel Hempstead

Slow Ways added Chohem one, a new walk from Chorleywood to Hemel Hempstead

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Chorleywood—Rickmansworth

Slow Ways added Choric one, a new walk from Chorleywood to Rickmansworth

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Gerrards Cross—Chorleywood

Slow Ways added Gercho one, a new walk from Gerrards Cross to Chorleywood

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Chorleywood, Wed 12 June

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Chorleywood’s Slow Ways starting point

Grid ref

TQ0260396111

Lat / Lon

51.65444° / -0.51821°

Easting / Northing

502,603E / 196,111N

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