Pete's Walks - Circular walk from Chesham (page 1 of 6)

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Google map of the walk

I did this circular walk of about 14.4 miles on Sunday, 20th January, 2019. It was a repeat of Walk 7 of my Chiltern Chain Walk.

I parked in the car park by Chesham railway station, grid reference SP 961016 (parking cost 1.60 as it was a Sunday). I started walking about 9.55am, turning left out of the car park and then immediately turning right. At the bottom of the hill I turned left along The Broadway, the pedestrianised street through the centre of Chesham. Near the clock tower I turned right to reach the main road through Chesham, where I went over a pedestrian crossing and took a side street just a few yards to the right. I soon turned right, down Bury Lane, to reach Lowndes Park. Here I immediately turned left, passing Chesham Church on my left. Further on I was following a hedge on my left, with a grassy area of the park on my right (which was obviously popular with dog walkers). I was glad I was well wrapped up, as it was a very cold and frosty morning.

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The Broadway, Chesham

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Bury Lane

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The path through Lowndes Park, near Chesham church

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Lowndes Park

Just before reaching a corner, the path forked very slightly left through trees. At a path junction I continued straight on (rather than take a path going half-left and downhill), now with a hedge on my right and a young plantation sloping downhill on my left. After going through a gate, the path ran between a fence and a hedge on my right, with a really nice view ahead along a valley that I think is called Pednor Bottom (though further on the OS Map shows a Pednor Vale Farm). After a few hundred yards, at the end of the paddocks sloping down to my left, the path continued past garden fences to reach an area of grass, where it turned right and followed a drive to reach a residential road. I turned left and followed the road as it turned right and then left. Further on I passed a sign indicating that I was leaving Chesham and entering Chartridge.

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The path just after it leaves Lowndes Park

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The path continuing along Pednor Bottom

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Looking left across Pednor Bottom (the far valley is Herberts Hole)

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The path continuing along Pednor Bottom

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The path continuing along Pednor Bottom

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The path continuing between fences

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The road from Chesham to Chartridge

I continued along the road a bit longer, then turned right down Buslins Lane (more of a track or drive than a lane), which dropped quite steeply downhill, turning right at the bottom of the slope. After a few hundred yards it turned left to reach some cottages where it turned right and ended at Asheridge Road. Here I went straight on down the drive to Hazeldene Farm, continuing straight on along a bridleway when this turned left. This bridleway headed uphill, between a hedge and a fence on my right, to reach Captain's Wood. I carried on along the bridleway through the wood to reach a junction on the far side, where I turned left along a footpath just inside this edge of the wood. At a fork I kept right, staying close to the field to my right, and a little further on turned right at a path junction, going over a stile that was almost hidden by a beech tree. This footpath passed Mount Nugent farm over to my right, going through a couple of gates and then following the farm drive to reach a minor road at Great Hivings.

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The start of Buslins Lane

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Buslins Lane

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Buslins Lane

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The drive to Hazeldene Farm and the bridleway to Captain's Wood

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The bridleway in Captain's Wood

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The path in Captain's Wood after I turned right, along the far side of the wood

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The path past Mount Nugent Farm