Winchmore Hill Village walk (1601)

Thursday 21 Oct ~ 11:00 AM

Enjoy a gentle 1.6 mile walk and explore the former rural industries of Winchmore Hill
Come and join local historian Jane Barker who will tell you about the fascinating history of Winchmore Hill and the industries that supported the villagers for hundreds of years - lace making, pottery-ware and chairmaking. The 1 hour 30-minute circular walk begins and ends on the Common in Winchmore Hill.

Route Details

Capacity
15
Distance
1.6 miles
Duration
1 hour
Pace
Leisurely
Difficulty
Fairly easy (some gentle inclines, steps/stiles)

Price

Child
Under 5's go free
Free

Meeting arrangements

The walk starts and finishes on the Common in Winchmore Hill by the crossroads, next to The Plough. Parking is by the roadside. Winchmore Hill is signposted off the A404 Amersham to High Wycombe road.

Walk Leader

Jane Barker, local historian and volunteer walk leader

Public Transport Links

Visit bustimes.org

Family Friendly

The walk includes a commentary which is unlikely to interest young children. The walk includes several sections walking on roads without pavements.

Accessibility

Narrow paths and steps

Further Information

The paths can be muddy at times and walking shoes are recommended. Some parts are narrow and not suitable for pushchairs. A bottle of water is recommended.
There are two pubs in Winchmore Hill where refreshments could be purchased at the end of the walk. There is no shop nor public toilet in the village.

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