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.
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.
The route through Rough Park.
Penn Street Church.
In Penn Wood.
This is where we left Penn Wood, crossed the A404 and started our walk along Toby's Lane.
The start of Toby's Lane.
A narrow section of Toby's Lane.
The view down the fields to Little Missenden.
One of the steam engine tractors we had seen causing a traffic-jam in Amersham, now outside The Crown at Little Missenden.
Piglets near to Toby's Farm.
This path is also part of the South Bucks Way.
The path through Lower Park.
Shardeloes House, perched on top of the hill overlooking the Misbourne Valley.
By the time we got back to Amersham CC, there was a game in full-swing.