Hot off the heels of last weekend’s southern coast hike and I’m already planning another for this weekend. So far there is just myself and a friend and we plan to do a Beaconsfield loop on Sunday. We’ll probably start at about 10am due to the lack of sunlight these days. Let’s hope for some good weather. The planned route is:
I found it in the 52 Country Walks Near London book which I spoke about a couple of weeks ago. As it’s only been used once it’s high time it got used again. January weekends get a bit busy over the next few weeks so I have to get it in this weekend.
The route starts in Beaconsfield before heading north through a few sections of woodland before heading east to cross the A355. The route then goes through more forests, whilst heading over rolling hills. After this section it is down towards the delightful town of Chalfont St Giles for some much needed lunch. There are numerous pubs in the area, all of which are handily marked on the route plan in the book.
The afternoon starts by following the River Misbourne in a southerly direction for a few miles until we reach Chalfont St Peter. the route skirts around the north side of the town and then it is across rolling fields and English countryside through the small villages of Jordan and Seer Green. The path heads across the train tracks before gently ambling back to Beaconsfield where we started.
It looks like a very pleasant day’s walking, about 12 miles in total. Nothing too strenuous and plenty of Buckinghamshire woods and rolling hills to keep you entertained. Along the way there a few points of interest such as the cottage of the poet John Milton and also the mysterious hamlet of Jordan and it’s Quaker links.