Penn Street, Penn Woods, Little Missenden circular walk

Start: Near to Amersham Cricket Club, just off the A413.

Finish: As above

Length: 11.36 km / 7 miles

Weather: warm and sunny.

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This is based on route 19 from Walking in the Chilterns by Cicerone. Page 123.

It was intended as a gentle stroll to break-in our new walking boots, purchased the previous day. I miscalculated the shortcut so ended up doing the complete walk. Someone was very tired by the end of the walk, but there were complaints about blisters.

We started at the entrance to the Shardeloes Estate and were pleasantly surprised to see the Amersham CC ground. Play hadn't started yet.

Penn Street Penn Woods Little Missenden circular walk

 

Penn Street Penn Woods Little Missenden circular walk

 

Penn Street Penn Woods Little Missenden circular walk

 

The route through Rough Park.

Penn Street Penn Woods Little Missenden circular walk

 

Penn Street Church.

Penn Street Penn Woods Little Missenden circular walk

 

Penn Street Penn Woods Little Missenden circular walk

 

In Penn Wood.

Penn Street Penn Woods Little Missenden circular walk

 

This is where we left Penn Wood, crossed the A404 and started our walk along Toby's Lane.

Penn Street Penn Woods Little Missenden circular walk

 

The start of Toby's Lane.

Penn Street Penn Woods Little Missenden circular walk

 

Penn Street Penn Woods Little Missenden circular walk

 

A narrow section of Toby's Lane.

Penn Street Penn Woods Little Missenden circular walk

 

Little Missenden.

Penn Street Penn Woods Little Missenden circular walk

 

The view down the fields to Little Missenden.

Penn Street Penn Woods Little Missenden circular walk

 

One of the steam engine tractors we had seen causing a traffic-jam in Amersham, now outside The Crown at Little Missenden.

Penn Street Penn Woods Little Missenden circular walk

 

Piglets near to Toby's Farm.

Penn Street Penn Woods Little Missenden circular walk

 

This path is also part of the South Bucks Way.

Penn Street Penn Woods Little Missenden circular walk

 

The path through Lower Park.

Penn Street Penn Woods Little Missenden circular walk

 

Shardeloes House, perched on top of the hill overlooking the Misbourne Valley.

Penn Street Penn Woods Little Missenden circular walk

 

By the time we got back to Amersham CC, there was a game in full-swing.

Penn Street Penn Woods Little Missenden circular walk