Amersham Drovers' Walk (0801)

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    Start dateOctober 22 2022
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    Time10:30 am
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    LocationHP7 0DP
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    Price£5 adult and senior, under 18s Free

While some drovers’ routes covered very long distances, every town and village had tracks along which animals were driven to reach common land. Medieval and Tudor Amersham shared with six other parishes, unrestricted rights to use the large expanse of Wycombe Heath. Drawing on recent research into Amersham’s history, we will explain the importance of common land and drovers to the local economy.

Our walk starts outside Amersham Museum and will take the drovers’ track towards Wycombe Heath. It will pick up another drovers’ track leading from Wycombe Heath into Little Missenden. From there we will follow the route of the original Aylesbury to London road, through the park designed by Humphrey Repton and past the imposing Robert Adam portico of Shardeloes, returning to Amersham.

Additional information

Martin is a volunteer at Amersham Museum and a local historian.

Martin Pounce. Amersham Museum, Amersham Museum tells the histories of the people living in the town through exhibitions, events, and activities. Largely volunteer-run, visit us to find out more, take part in a workshop or session, enjoy a guided walk, or find out more through our collections and website.
Meet at Amersham Museum at 10:15am. Information about transport links and parking here: https://amershammuseum.org/visit/find-us/
5 miles
Medium walks (4-6 miles)
2h 30m
Fairly easy (some gentle inclines, steps/stiles)
Gentle
10
Yes
Yes (https://amershammuseum.org/visit/find-us/)