Cattle were driven long distances to the growing market in London. The route from mid-Wales to Barnet crossed the route from the Midlands to Uxbridge on Amersham Common. This ten-mile circular walk will explore evidence on the ground and on old maps as we walk key parts of both routes. There are two drovers' inns on the route including The Ivy House where we will stop for a sandwich lunch (cost not included). The route crosses the River Misbourne - a chalk stream flowing strongly as a result of the wet winter - and the climb out of the valley affords stunning views towards Amersham.
Martin Pounce Amersham Museum Local historian and walker
The walk will pause for a light (sandwich) lunch in the garden of The Ivy House - cost not included. The leader will ring through your order at the start of the walk to ensure it is ready when we arrive.
Toilet availability only at The Ivy House and White Lion Inn.