Where two major drovers' routes cross (2103)

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    Start dateOctober 29 2022
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    Time10:00 am
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    LocationHP7 9PN
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    Price£5 per Adult, Children under 18 yrs free.

Cattle were driven long distances to the growing market in London. The route from mid-Wales to Barnet crossed the route from the Midlands to Uxbridge on Amersham Common. This nine-mile circular walk will explore evidence on the ground and on old maps as we walk key parts of both routes. There are two drovers’ inns on the route including The Ivy House where we will stop for a sandwich lunch (cost not included). The route crosses the River Misbourne and the climb out of the valley affords stunning views towards Amersham.

Additional information

Local historian and walker

Terrain info: There are a number of smaller than average kissing gates so wheelchairs and buggies will be impossible.
The route may be quite muddy – especially near the river so sturdy boots are essential.

Martin Pounce. Amersham Museum.
Chalfont & Latimer station - entrance on the Station Approach i.e. other side from the main car park. There is car parking - charges apply - at the station.
10 miles
Long walks (7 or more miles)
5h 45m
Moderate (more challenging, for keen/active walkers)
Yes (Suitable for teenagers/young adults with an interest in local history.)
Yes (Metropolitan Underground and Chiltern Railways out of London Metropolitan Underground from Chesham Chiltern Railways from Aylesbury)