Amersham on the Hill - Little Missenden - Old Amersham

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Amersham on the Hill - Old Amersham - Little Missenden - Old Amersham

The walk crosses the beautiful Misbourne Valley, passing through beechwoods at the start, which open to a remarkable view of fascinating Old Amersham, full of historical and architectural interest. To the west of Amersham is the Shardeloes Estate, with the house designed by Robert Adam in 1758 for the Drake family but which is now divided into flats. The grounds were laid out by Repton, who created Shardeloes Lake, home to a wide variety of waterfowl. The walk explores the Shardeloes Estate using an ancient green lane which leads down into the idyllic village of Little Missenden, with its medieval church containing 13th Century wall paintings and its 16th Century manor-house. The Red Lion pub and The Crown are well worth a pause; both have gardens and are child-friendly. The walk is appealing at all times of year and offers a wide range of interesting features.

England - Central England - Buckinghamshire - Chilterns

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Birds, Church, Flowers, Great Views, Hills or Fells, Lake/Loch, Play Area, Pub
19/01/2013 - Mark Hollingsworth

The Crown sounds my kind of pub. I don't want children or babies running around what should be an adult only space. I'll be popping in for a pint soon.

19/10/2010 - Walkingworld Administrator

Thanks to Adrian Perkins for updating the missing photo in this walk.

27/01/2010 - Rosalind David

Just a note re The Crown - it isn't child friendly (Under 10 years I add). We met with my sister after this walk and she has a 12 month child. She was flatly refused entry with 'that pram', even though there was plenty of space. We recommend the Swan in Old Amersham instead! Great food and the staff even warmed the bottle for us! Hope this helps.

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