The River Meadow at the Pile of Stones (0702)

Saturday 24 Oct ~ 11:15 AM

'The River Meadow at the Pile of Stones' is a series of photographs created by photographer and local resident Matt Writtle. They explore the relationship between humanity and the environment in the English hinterland and are exhibited outside and displayed at the location they were taken. This creates the walk that follows the course of the River Chess and takes the participant on a journey through the town of Chesham, with descriptions of historic and geographic information by Matt himself, to the beginning of the beautiful Chess Valley walk at Chesham Moor. Here, further images will be displayed providing a perfect spot for a picnic and a continuing journey along the Chess Valley.

Route Details

1 mile
1 hour
Easy (pretty flat, good paths)



Meeting arrangements

Visitors are requested arrive 15 minutes before departure from the Elgiva Theatre, St Mary's Way, Chesham, HP5 1HR. Here you can collect a free guide of the walk or purchase the photographic book of the images against the backdrop of the indoor exhibition. There is ample parking and food, drink and toilet facilities are available.

Walk Leader

Matt Writtle, Photographer. Matt Writtle is a freelance photographer with over 28 years' experience.

Public Transport Links

The walk begins at the Elgiva Theatre in Chesham, which is a five minute walk from Chesham Underground Train Station. The station is served by the Metropolitan Railway.

Family Friendly

The length of the walk is approximately 1 mile and includes pauses for verbal descriptions of points of interest, should take no longer than 1 hour.

Dogs Welcome

Dogs on leads welcome


The Elgiva Theatre is a street level theatre with automatic electric powered doors suitable for wheelchairs/buggies/mobility. The walk itself is all on paved footpaths by roadsides and through parks with the exception of the end of the walk which is a on a manicured playing field suitable for wheelchairs/buggies/mobility.

Further Information

You may want to bring a snack or a refreshing drink, but this is a very leisurely educational walk centred around photography and the history and geography of Chesham.

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