Chesham Circular Walk
Length: 16 km / 10 miles
Weather: Blue skies and sunny
This is a gentle, circular walk that is convenient to reach by London Underground as the Metropolitan line ends at Chesham. It follows bridleways and footpaths through woods, fields and the rolling landscape around this Chiltern town.
St Mary's Church, at the start of the walk. Carry on through a gate, turn left and walk up a slope beside the church. `This takes you through an open common land with Chesham now behind you.
At the end of this open, common land there is a path that descends through some woods. It eventually brings you out at a lane.
Cross the lane and over the stile into Rose Acre. Awell definedt pat hleads you to another stile at Drydell Lane. Climb over the stile and turn right down the lane. Then turn left up a wooded path.
On the bridle path, near to Barnwood Farm.
On the lane, just after passing Little Hundridge Farm, there is a wood on your right. Take the path that leads through this wood, eventually bringing you out at Herbert's Hole.
Cross over Herbert's Hole and climb up a path through a field.
Herbert's Hole (path)
Pass Little Pednor Farm and then descend through fields to Pednor Bottom.
The path now starts to climb as you leave Pednor Bottom, towards Chartridge. There was a herd of cattle in the field just before reaching Chartridge and the path beside the school playing fields was extremely muddy. So best to bear right to the other side of the field. The gate in the right hand corner brings you out opposite the Bell pub.
Interesting name for a lane. Walk down this lane, passing the caravan site on your right, here it becomes a path through more woods.
Turn right here and walk along a hedge (on your right) through some open fields.
This road takes you to Hazeldene Farm. Carry straight on here, up into Captain's Wood, between the hedge & fence shown here in the centre of the picture.
The path from Ramscoat Wood descending into White Hawridge Bottom. Little Pressmore Farm and Bower Farm down in the Vale of Chesham, on the right of the picture.
More interesting names for lanes on Tylers Hill Road, heading out of Botley.
Chesham comes back into view, taken from a field near to Dungrove Farm. Beyond the field, the path drops downhill steeply. Cross a footbridge over the railway line.