Little Chalfont is a thriving community between Amersham and Chorleywood and, with its excellent rail service (Metropolitan tube and Chilterns Railway), is ideal as starting off or finishing point to take advantage of exploring the surrounding area – most of which is an area of outstanding natural beauty.
The station is right in the centre of the village and yards away from a recently refurbished village pub, 3 restaurants (including tapas) and several coffee/food outlets. Also within the centre of the village is the award winning Community Library – one of the first in the country and a model that has attracted the Queens Award for Voluntary Service. Close by is the Little Chalfont Nature Park a ‘hidden gem in the Chilterns’ which conserves a special meadow and semi-natural ancient woodland, yet a welcoming and tranquil park for visitors of all ages. A six mile walk from Little Chalfont to Chesham takes you through fields and woods and passed the River Chess.
For other shorter walks, in and around Little Chalfont, visit the Little Chalfont website.
By Rail & Tube – to Chalfont and Latimer Station
Chiltern Rail from Marylebone to Aylesbury: Minimum half-hourly service (hourly on Sundays)
Metropolitan Tube: Aldgate or Baker Street to Amersham or Chesham: Frequent service
The A404 from north-west London runs through the village towards Amersham and onwards to High Wycombe.
From the M25: Junction 18 to Chorleywood, Little Chalfont and Amersham
From the M40: Junction 2 to Beaconsfield – A355 to Old Amersham and A404 to Little Chalfont
There is a service (Route 103) that runs between Watford and High Wycombe, with a bus stop in the centre of Little Chalfont. The timetable can be accessed here.
Markets, Festivals and Events
On the third Saturday in June, there is a celebration of the community held in the centre of the village, showcasing the skills available in the community, together with its clubs and voluntary organisations. This is preceded by a Charity Fun Run in the nearby Westwood Park. A Farmers Market and Craft Fair are held at the Village Hall in Cokes Lane, on the mornings of every second Saturday each month.
Claim To Fame
Former residents of Beel House (a Grade II listed manor house now within the Parish and still in private ownership) have included Dirk Bogarde (film actor), Ossie Osborne (punk rock) and Robert Kilroy-Silk (former broadcaster and politician).
Did you know?
In the 1930s and until the Second World War, Bertram Mills and his family occupied Pollard Wood House and grounds and circus animals were kept there, particularly during the winter months. A regular sight, when the elephants had to be transported by train, were a string of them walking from Pollards Wood (Nightingales Lane) and through the developing village to the station. They were in a line, one behind the other, with their trunks holding on to the tail of the one in front.