Sarratt Bottom and Chenies from Little Chalfont

A Little Chalfont walk posted on 04/07/16 by Walking Britain. Update : 23/09/16

This walk along the River Chess starts from Little Chalfont in Buckinghamshire and walks east through pleasant surroundings before turning west to Chenies and a return to the start.

Technical sheet
Calculated time Calculated time: 3h15[?]
Distance Distance : 6.69mi
Vertical gain Vertical gain : 210ft
Vertical drop Vertical drop : 197ft
Highest point Highest point : 443ft
Lowest point Lowest point : 233ft
Easy Difficulty : Easy
Back to starting point Back to starting point : No
Walking Walking
Location Location : Little Chalfont
Starting point Starting point : N 51.667984° / W 0.560366°
Arrival Arrival : N 51.668395° / W 0.557172°
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Description

(D)The start is Chalfont & Latimer railway station where a good service is provided from London by the Metropolitan line and Chiltern Railways from Marylebone. Exit the station on the north side and walk left along Bedford Avenue. Turn right into Chenies Avenue and continue ahead to reach West Wood (grid ref. SU996981). At a junction of paths go ahead on the Chess Valley Walk and continue downhill through the wood to reach a gate. The path ahead then leads to a road (grid ref. SU999984). Cross the road taking the path opposite. This leads you across the River Chess.

(1)Immediately after crossing the river, take the path on the right. This leads along the River Chess to another road (grid ref. TQ003987). Stay on the Chess Valley Walk crossing another road at Mill Farm (grid ref. TQ015988) to regain the riverside path beyond. The path veers away from the River Chess at Frogmore Meadow to return to the river a short way further on.

(2)Reaching a lane (grid ref. TQ030990), turn right. After a short distance the lane turns sharp left. Here continue ahead alongside the river to reach a junction of paths (grid ref. TQ033984). Turn right here to cross the Chess following the Chiltern Way. The way head leads through Turveylane Wood to reach a road (grid ref. TQ021971). Turn right along the road towards the centre of Chenies. Pass the Bedford Arms on your right and reaching a road junction bear left. Where the road turns left, walk ahead along a waymarked bridleway (grid ref. TQ016982). Reaching a junction, turn right. Continue ahead for about 200 metres to reach a further junction of paths (grid ref. TQ014983).

(3)Turn left here following a clear track that follows the ridge with a wide ranging view to your right across the Chess Valley. You enter Walk Wood to reach Stoney Lane (grid ref. TQ005981). Cross this with care and continue along a track with open country to your right. Ignore paths to the right and left eventually reaching the point where you entered West Wood at the beginning of the walk (grid ref. SU996981). Turn left here along Chenies Avenue towards the start.(A)

Waypoints :
D : mi 0 - alt. mi 0 - Chalfont & Latimer railway station
1 : mi 1.07 - alt. mi 1.07 - Cross river and turn right
2 : mi 3.06 - alt. mi 3.06 - Turn right at lane
3 : mi 5.01 - alt. mi 5.01 - Turn left at path junction
A : mi 6.69 - alt. mi 6.69 - Chalfont & Latimer railway station

Useful Information

This pleasant walk explores the Chess Valley to the east of Little Chalfont. The route includes a section of the Chiltern Way long distance footpath. The route is relatively flat and is a perfect way to spend half a day.

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Opinions and comments

Average

Global average : 4.67/5
Number of opinions : 1
Description quality : 5/5
Routemap quality : 4/5
Walk interest : 5/5


Walker
on Fri 26 Oct 2018 12:56:50 CEST

Global average : 4.67 / 5

Date of walk : 22/10/18
Description quality : Very good
Routemap quality : Good
Walk interest : Very good

Lovely walk through varied countryside. Nice pub lunch at the Bedford Arms in Chenies.
If driving, consider parking there or at Westwood Park in Little Chalfont as expensive at the station.

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