Misbourne Valley and the HS2 North Portal (ref 23)

Saturday 23 Sep ~ 10:00 AM

This circular walk is the second of three that will offer the walker the opportunity to view this part of the beautiful Central Chilterns landscape before it changes forever. It will be taking the views across the Misbourne valley and exploring the proposed site of the North Portal where the High Speed Two Railway trains will leave the tunnel.

Route Details

7.5 miles
3.5 hours
Moderate (more challenging, for keen/active walkers)



Meeting arrangements

Meet at the entrance to the library in the High St, Great Missenden HP16 0AL. Parking is available in town car parks. Grid ref: SP894013

Walk Leader

Andrew Clark & Keith Hoffmeister of The Chiltern Society. The Chiltern Society is dedicated to protecting 650 square miles of woodlands and valleys, including London’s closest designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

Public Transport Links

On a Saturday Bus 48 runs between High Wycombe and Great Missenden. Great Missenden is also served by main line trains to Marylebone and Aylesbury.

Dogs Welcome

Dogs on leads welcome


Mostly on good surfaces which can be muddy at times after wet weather. Possibly some lane walking depending on access and a total ascent of 180m.

Further Information

Please bring suitable footwear and clothing for the conditions, water, snacks and simple first aid kit. Children are welcome so long as they can cope with the distance and grade.

How to Book

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Keep in touch

The Chilterns Walking Festival is an initiative of the Chilterns Conservation Board. For any queries, feedback, sponsorship enquiries or suggestions for the programme please contact the festival Project Manager, Anna Foster on walkingfestival@chilternsaonb.org. For press queries or photo requests, please contact jackie@tourism-angles.co.uk 

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Our Sponsors


This project has been part funded by the The European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development through the Chilterns LEADER programme. The grant received through this programme has helped make these festivals happen. 


Complete Outdoors are our primary sponsors for 2018. At their Bourne End (Herts) shop, you will discover all of the equipment, clothing and accessories you need to launch your next expedition into the great outdoors - whether a day's hike close to home, or an assault on the Matterhorn.


A family owned and run Henley brewer and award-winning pub company which has been at the heart of British life for over 200 years. Many of the company's 132 pubs are located in picturesque rural and town centre settings across The Chilterns.


A membership organisation dedicated to conserving, celebrating and caring for all of the Chilterns’ unique landscape.


Inghams is one of the UK's leading specialist tour operators, which has been delivering award winning holidays in the Lakes & Mountains of Europe to its loyal guests for over 80 years.

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