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The Misbourne Valley and Old Amersham

MODERATE 3 reviews

The Misbourne Valley and Old Amersham is a 8.7 kilometer loop trail located near Amersham, Buckinghamshire, England that features a river and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, trail running, and nature trips.

DISTANCE
8.7 km
ELEVATION GAIN
164 m
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

forest

river

views

wildlife

The Misbourne is a modern success story and a testament to the efforts of campaigners to rescue it. A natural chalk stream, water companies were attracted to its exceptionally pure water and by the 1990s it was one of the worst affected rivers in the country for abstraction. A new pipeline was built from more sustainable sources and the river was rescued, and this circular walk gives you the opportunity to enjoy a stretch of it, as well as the delights of Old Amersham. It begins in the town, but soon heads up the side of the valley cut by the river to afford great views, although there is a climb involved first to earn them. The river itself is your companion for much of the second half of the walk, and includes a delightful stopping point by a ford, great for picnics or a paddle. At the walk's end there's the opportunity to take in a monument to seven Protestant martyrs burned at the stake in the 16th century, as well as the opportunity to sample part of Old Amersham. Here you can see the King's Arms, which featured as The Lucky Boatman in the film 'Four Weddings and a Funeral', as well as a number of historical buildings. Allow a couple of hours for this five and half mile walk.

30 minutes ago

nice little hike with not much to see on this one though I'd say this is more easy than moderate happy hiking

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8 days ago

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