Where two major drovers' routes cross (1301)

Saturday 16 Oct ~ 11:15 AM

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

Route Details

10 miles
4.5 hours
Moderate (more challenging, for keen/active walkers)


Under 18s go free
£5 for adults and seniors, U18s are free

Meeting arrangements

Chalfont & Latimer station - entrance on the Station Approach i.e. other side from the main car park. There is car parking - charges apply - at the station.

Walk Leader

Martin Pounce. A long time resident of Amersham, Martin has researched many aspects of the town and is one of the leaders of the Museum's Tudor Walks.

Public Transport Links

Metropolitan Underground and Chiltern Railways out of London Metropolitan Underground from Chesham Chiltern Railways from Aylesbury

Dogs Welcome

Dogs on leads welcome


There are number of smaller than average kissing gates so wheelchairs and buggies will be impossible. The route may be quite muddy - especially near the river so sturdy boots are essential.

Further Information

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.

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