Amersham Martyrs Memorial

Amersham round walk

08-Nov-09 • moontiger on Flickr

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Autumn colours

Amersham round walk

08-Nov-09 • moontiger on Flickr

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Autumn colours

Amersham round walk

08-Nov-09 • moontiger on Flickr

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Woods above Amersham

Amersham round walk

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Woods above Amersham

Amersham round walk

08-Nov-09 • moontiger on Flickr

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Woods above Amersham

Amersham round walk

08-Nov-09 • moontiger on Flickr

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Wet, wet mud

31-Jan-16 • magyardave2002 on Flickr

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Amersham Circular via Chalfont St Giles walk

An easy walk along gentle hills above the Misbourne valley to the attractive village of Chalfont St Giles.

History

This is a list of previous times this walk has been done by the club (since Jan 2010). For more recent events (since April 2015), full details are shown.

Updated: Thu, 17-Jan-19

Date # Post
Wed, 26-Dec-18 17

Boxing Day Walk - Amersham Circular

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There are no trains today, and I thought that as the walks in London tend to go through various parks, the best bits would be busy on Boxing Day.

"A pleasant and undemanding Chilterns walk goes out along one side of the Misbourne valley and back along the other". Amersham is at the end of the Metropolitan Line , so this walk can be done with an Oyster Card / Zone 1-9 Travelcard.

Length: 8.4 miles (13.5km) 3 out of 10

Travel: Get the 1005 Metropolitan Line train from Baker Street that arrives Amersham 1054. The trains are every 30 minutes on Boxing Day. Return trains are xx47 & xx17

Lunch: Merlins Cave in Chalfont St Giles. There is also the Fox & Hounds, but the landlord is apparently averse to Muddy Boots inside his front door.


Anyone attending this walk? I shall be boarding the train at Harrow on the Hill station and hope to see some of you on the train. Merry Christmas and hope all of you had a great Christmas lunch.
Monica
Intend going will catch tube at Liverpool Street (9:48 Metropolitan Line departure)
Apparently 9:57 departure from Kings Cross/St. Pancras if your suffering from a high BMI (big mincepie intake)
I have a few comments/corrections about today's Amersham circular walk.... 6. Continue along the field edge for another 30m. 9.... after about 30m take a path between houses on the right. 11. bear left across a small green to reach a fenced footpath, which leads down to a residential road. 18. (delete "and across a stile"). 27. Follow the fenced path round two sides of the field to reach a narrow wooden footbridge. One more point.... the "thatched house" mentioned in "19" has changed name, so I suggest the following...just after the last house before the bend to the right, take a fenced in footpath, indicated by a small footpath sign above a 40 mph speed restriction sign....
Re my comments below, the "thatched house" was mentioned in "21" (not "19"). There were 17 walkers and the weather was mild and cloudy. I did the walk by myself and had sandwiches outside Merlins Cave in Chalfont St Giles. Perhaps someone else can comment on the lunch options?
Apparently Spurs won 5 nill at Wembly. Walkers on the tube back from Amersham got all the details as the train filled up at Wembly station
In response to David below, most of the non sandwichers dined at Merlins Cave, which managed to accommodate all in the group who wished to have lunch. The staff were very friendly and efficient and the food passable (small portions at Chalfont St Doodah prices) but the pub was a welcomed stop on the day and the draught beer was very good !
Today's choice of walk was perfect for Boxing Day, an ideal length over terrain with mud levels manageable. The turnout was excellent and probably a SWC record for a Boxing Day walk.
With LT underground travel working well, all seemed to have a thoroughly enjoyable day. And how nice to escape from the family and stretch ones legs in the countryside after Christmas Day indulgences.

Sun, 14-Aug-16 3

A summer amble in the Chilterns

Download walk 36. Amersham circular via Chalfont St Giles
Distance 13.4km (8.5m); toughness 3/10
Travel :
Using your travel cards/ oyster cards take the Metropolitan Line Tube at 10.05 from Baker Street arriving Amersham 10.50. See the Metropolitan line web site for departure times for intermediate tube stations.
There are 2 trains an hour back from Amersham Underground to Central London.
This lovely gentle walk is usually done in autumn or winter but makes a relaxed summer outing in the Misbourne Valley with some fine views. Chalfont St Giles has a number of attractive places for a pub lunch as well as a village green with seats for picnic lunchers.

See here for more information about the walk and full download instructions.
"3 on this walk" LT
Sun, 31-Jan-16 3

Gentle amble in the Chilterns

Book 3 Walk 36
Amersham Circular
Length 13.5km (8.4m); toughness 3/10
Trains: it is recommended you use London Underground Metropolitan Line from Baker Street and take the tube nearest to 10am to Amersham. This walk can be done with an Oyster Card or a Zones 1-9 travel card.

A pleasant and undemanding Chilterns walk with a number of lunch options in Chalfont St Giles. See here for more information about the walk and full walk instructions.
are we meeting at Amersham station then ? good to have a meeting point..
There's a Metropolitan Line tube from Baker Street to Amersham at 10:05, arriving at 10:55. I guess that's been recommended because it would allow people to join from a number of intermediate stations in north west London. If you take the faster Chiltern Railways service from Marylebone at 9:57 (arriving Amersham at 10:32) you might be able to grab a coffee while waiting for the others.
3 damp and dull Light rain in the morning, dry in the afternoon. Alas, this did not apply to the wet mud which was an almost permanent feature of this walk. Three set out from the station, missing the monument but eventually locating the right path. One went on ahead and wasn't seen again. Two had lunch at Merlin's Cave in Chalfont St Giles which was pleasant but a bit pricey. The Crown is now a Costa Coffee and the Feathers is currently closed for renovation. After navigating even muddier fields with large puddles in places, two enjoyed tea, teacakes and scones in Amersham before the final climb back to the station.
Wed, 12-Nov-14 Amersham Circular
Wed, 08-Jan-14 Amersham Circular
Sun, 20-Jan-13 0 Amersham Circular
Sun, 20-Nov-11 Amersham Circular
Sun, 13-Mar-11 Amersham Circular
Wed, 05-Jan-11 Amersham Circular
Sun, 08-Nov-09 Amersham Circular via Chalfont St Giles
Sat, 15-Nov-08 Amersham Circular via Chalfont St Giles
Sat, 26-Jan-08 Amersham Circular via Chalfont St Giles
Wed, 05-Dec-07 Amersham Circular via Chalfont St Giles