Historic Amersham top to bottom (walk ref 60)

Thursday 10 Oct ~ 11:15 AM

Join Martin Pounce, a long time resident of Amersham, in a short woodland walk from the station. Emerging from the beech wood, you will see Old Amersham spread out beneath you, with its medieval street plan surrounded by fields. Martin Pounce will point out and explain the unique features of the town. 

Route Details

3 miles
2 hours
Fairly easy (some gentle inclines, steps/stiles)


Adults £3 (payable on the day), children under 18 free

Meeting arrangements

Amersham railway station, HP6 5AZ. Parking in town or station car parks.

Walk Leader

Amersham Museum

Public Transport Links

Railway - London to Aylesbury; buses from High Wycombe to Chesham.

Family Friendly

Most suitable for teenagers and adults with an interest in history

Dogs Welcome

Dogs on a lead welcome.


Woodland path is rutted and may be muddy but all other paths are surfaced. There are 6 steps up to the Drake Chapel.

Further Information

Martin has researched many aspects of the town and is one of the Museum's Tudor Walk leaders. He will explain how domination by one of the richest non-noble families prevented the railway being built for more than 50 years and preserved the town in 18th century aspic. There will also be a rare opportunity to see memorials to his family in the Drake Chapel.

There is a fine array of cafes, pubs and restaurants in the Old Town. Toilets are located in Old Amersham car park.

This is a linear walk which allows walkers to explore the town or visit Amersham Museum (admission at a reduced price of £2 for adults, free for children).

How to Book

Booking is now closed for this walk, but please do come along to the meet point if you would like to join the walk. Or, email walkingfestival@chilternsaonb.org or call 07546 121261.
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