Where two major drovers' routes cross (1301)

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    Start date15th October 2023
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    Time10:00 am
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    LocationHP7 9PN
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    Price£6 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

The walk will pause for a light (sandwich) lunch in the garden of The Ivy House – cost not included. The leader will ring through your order at the start of the walk to ensure it is ready when we arrive.

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.

Suitable for teenagers/young adults with an interest in local history.

Toilet availability only at The Ivy House and White Lion Inn.

Martin Pounce. Amersham Museum. Local historian and walker
Start at Finch Lane on White Lion Road, Amersham. On-street parking in Bell Lane if not sufficient parking in Finch Lane.
9 miles
Long walks (7 or more miles)
Moderate (more challenging, for keen/active walkers)
Yes (Walk half mile up White Lion Road to Chalfont & Latimer Station where there are the following: Metropolitan Underground and Chiltern Railways out of London Metropolitan Underground from Chesham Chiltern Railways from Aylesbury)