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The Chesham Outer Ring

A leisurely walk (countryside) in Buckinghamshire, England, about 9.37km (5.82 mi) long with an estimated walking time of about 2:30. It is unsuitable for families with children, prams & pushchairs, wheelchairs.
Elevation Profile
Gain 124m (406ft)
Loss 107m (351ft)
Max. Elevation 170m (557ft)
Elevation (total) 231m (757ft)
Start & End
Chesham Underground Station
Distance 9.37km
(5.82mi)
Duration ~2:30
Difficulty  
Leisurely
Car Free Walks TeamCreated by Timwoods on 31 Aug 2009
Chesham sits between the Chiltern Hills and London, meaning some lovely country walks just a short distance from the big smoke. The local council have a series of walks in and around the town which you can download from: www.chesham.gov.uk/Walks/Chesham_Walks.aspx This walk takes you through the countryside around the town, with points of interest including an old saw mill, some ancient farmhouses and several good pubs.

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Waypoints

OS Grid SP960016
Chesham can be reached by Tube, bus or train. This description will point out some highlights; for full directions, go to www.chesham.gov.uk/Walks/Chesham_Walks.aspx and download Walk 2.
Lowndes Park About 0.83 km (~0.52 miles) from
OS Grid SP952018
Lowndes Park is a major historic feature of Chesham, dating back to the 12th Century.
Pednor Vale About 0.65 km (~0.4 miles) from
OS Grid SP946020
Pednor Vale is a good wildlife spot - look out for the butterflies in spring and summer.
Asheridge Valley About 1.30 km (~0.81 miles) from
OS Grid SP946033
At Asheridge Road, there are great views down Asheridge Valley. The Chilterns are famous for their birds of prey, many reintroduced - look out for kites, buzzards and kestrels.
Mount Nugent farmhouse About 0.67 km (~0.42 miles) from
OS Grid SP949039
This fascinating 16th Century farmhouse is one of many found in the Chilterns. Look out for swallows nesting in the timber frames.
Ramscote Woods About 0.52 km (~0.32 miles) from
OS Grid SP954042
The brick making industry in Chesham dates back to the 13th Century, and this walk passes many ancient brickwork sites, including one at the entrance to Ramscote Woods.
Black Horse pub About 0.90 km (~0.56 miles) from
OS Grid SP963043
Take the short diversion from the path to visit the Black Horse pub - another impressive old building dating back to the 18th Century.
Pressmore Farmhouse About 0.77 km (~0.48 miles) from
OS Grid SP969039
Another example of the attractive ancient farmhouses found scattered about the Chilterns.
The Black Cat About 0.75 km (~0.47 miles) from
OS Grid SP973033
Two more interesting buildings to look for here - the Black Cat pub and Brockhurst Farm.
Tylers Hill About 1.28 km (~0.8 miles) from
OS Grid SP978021
At the top of Tylers Hill is an ancient wood, part of the Cowcroft Wood. Local clay from here was used to make bricks and tiles in Chesham. There's also another pub for thirsty walkers - the Hen & Chickens, set in a row of 17th Century cottages.
Back to Chesham About 1.07 km (~0.66 miles) from
OS Grid SP968017
Follow the footpaths through country lanes around the south side of Chesham. There are often lots of butterlies in the hedgerows during spring and summer, and a host of other wildlife too (although it may prefer to stay hidden).
Chesham About 0.63 km (~0.39 miles) from
OS Grid SP961017
The path leads you back into the south side of Chesham. Enjoyed the walk? There are more country walks available from the Chesham Council website.

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