Walks by Station

Great Missenden

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Pros

  • Access to many great walks - including back to Underground stations like Chesham and Amersham.

  • Trains take a little over 40 minutes from London Marylebone (half an hour from Harrow-on-the Hill).


Cons

  • Much more expensive than a journey from London to one of the Underground stations (see the Cost and Tickets section on the Top Tips page).

  • Lower train frequency - only two trains per hour.

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TOP WALK

#4: Great Missenden to Wendover


A great walk between two pleasant towns which takes in part of the Misbourne Valley and ends up at Coombe Hill for spectacular views across the Aylesbury Vale.


This leaflet produced by the Chiltern Conservation Board gives details of circular walks from Wendover and Great Missenden. My suggestion is to walk from Great Missenden to Wendover by taking the route out of Great Missenden and then linking up with the final section of the Wendover circular walk.

Field near Great Missenden
 

Tips for walking from Great Missenden station


Great Missenden is a great place to walk from. Indeed, in a recent survey it was voted as one of the best 100 places to walk from in Britain. From Great Missenden station, you can be out into beautiful countryside in a matter of minutes and there are many walking options back to Underground stations, or just back to Great Missenden.  


The town includes all the facilities that you might need on the way - a supermarket very close to the station (turn right as you come out of the station access road), coffee shops and many pubs. It is a lovely little town, and easy to see why the great Roald Dahl made it is home for many years (a museum tells about his life and shows where he wrote).

Walks from Great Missenden station


Walk options from Great Missenden include:


Great Missenden to Chesham - Chesham is only about 8km from Great Missenden, and the countryside in between is stunning (HS2 permitting). This 10km walk from Chesham Town Council provides a fairly direct route through South Heath. Slightly longer alternatives are given in this Saturday Walkers Club walk, which gives details of a 15.5km route via Lee Common, although this can be shortened to 9.5km (the description starts at Chesham, going the other way is better for the trains).


Great Missenden to Amersham - another fantastic walking route. Amersham station is approximately 9km from Great Missenden. One option would be to follow the South Bucks Way along the valley of the Misbourne river, but this 16.3km walk from the Saturday Walkers Club is fantastic.


Great Missenden to Wendover - Wendover is around 8km from Great Missenden, and again the countryside is wonderful. Details of the route are here.


Circular walks from Great Missenden - a number of circular walks are also available. This walk from West London Ramblers is 16km. The Chiltern Society has two short walks, which look to be 3-4 km, but could be combined into a longer walk - either to Angling Wood, or towards Little Kingshill (near to where former Prime Minister lived after his retirement.