Pete's Walks - Little Missenden and Knotty Green (page 1 of 6)

If you are considering walking this route yourself, please see my disclaimer. You may also like to see these notes about the maps.

Google map of the walk

I did this circular walk of about 15 miles on Saturday, 19th October 2019. It was a repeat of a walk I did in July 2017 (that was a basically a repeat of a walk I did in March 2010, but in the opposite direction and starting at Little Missenden rather than Old Amersham), but this time I did it clockwise.

I parked opposite the church in Little Missenden (grid reference SU 922989), and began walking about 9.35am. Starting with the church on my left, I followed the lane through the village, with a junction on the right and then one on the left, and then passing the Red Lion pub on the left. After a quarter of a mile or so I passed the village's other pub, the Crown, also on the left. Where the lane then curved left I went almost straight on a along a footpath starting down a track and following the Misbourne valley towards Amersham Old Town.

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Little Missenden church

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The Red Lion, one of the two pubs in Little Missenden

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The lane through Little Missenden

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The Crown, the other pub in Little Missenden

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Near the start of the path from Little Missenden along the Misbourne Valley to Amersham Old Town

After almost half a mile, the path went through a gate and crossed a bridleway called Mop End Lane, then continued on along the valley through the park land around a grand house called Shardeloes (now apartments). I had the bright sun almost directly in front of me here, and I struggled to get any decent photos. After a while, having gone through another gate, I passed close to a lake (where the Misbourne had been dammed) on my left, with the big white house somewhere in the trees up the slope on my right. A bit further on I reached a cricket ground, where the path went slightly left to pass the back of the pavilion and then followed a drive. Where this met another drive, coming down from Shardeloes, I turned left and passed through some gates at the entrance to the grounds of Shardeloes. The drive now turned left, but I went straight on along a path that went through some bushes or trees and then followed the river Misbourne under the A413, before turning right and following the main road for a hundred yards or so, The path then forked left and followed a minor road into Amersham Old Town, where the road became the High Street, lined with Georgian and older buildings.

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The path from Little Missenden along the Misbourne Valley to Amersham Old Town

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The path from Little Missenden along the Misbourne Valley to Amersham Old Town

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The path from Little Missenden along the Misbourne Valley to Amersham Old Town

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The path from Little Missenden along the Misbourne Valley to Amersham Old Town

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The lake below Shardeloes

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The path from Little Missenden along the Misbourne Valley to Amersham Old Town, approaching the cricket pitch

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The path continuing past the cricket pitch

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The road into Amersham Old Town

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The road into Amersham Old Town

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The High Street, Amersham Old Town

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The Market Hall, Amersham Old Town