Misbourne Valley Walks

A series of walks that follow the Misbourne Stream for those with a particular interest in history, geology and archaeology.

A bit about us

The River Misbourne rises above Great Missenden in the Chilterns Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. It flows for 17 miles through Little Missenden, Amersham and the Chalfonts to Denham, where it meets the River Colne. There are three circular walks incorporating this natural beauty:

1. 'Now you see it, now you don't' - A 3 mile walk around Great Missenden

This walk focuses on the history of the river and its sources. You will encounter sites such as Mobwell Pond, Church of St Peter & St Paul, Missenden Abbey and Angling Spring wood. 

2. 'Traditional Chiltern Industries' - A 4.75 mile walk through Little Missenden

On this route, you will discover the hisotic use of the land including milling, farming and bodging. 

3. 'Paradise Reagined' - A 10 mile walk through Chalfont St Giles or shorter 6 mile option through Amersham

John Milton is the focus of this walk as you explore his cottage and the surrounding areas where he finished Paradise Lost and started Paradise Regained.

For the full routes and to download your maps, refer to The Chilterns Website.

 


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