Rickmansworth to Chesham, a train journey to start!
9.15am Sunday 15 August 2021
Park in the Star Yard car park at Chesham, catch the 9.15am London Underground train and get off at Chalfont & Latimer, Chorleywood or Rickmansworth.
Course A (walkers): 4.8 miles Chalfont & Latimer
Course B: 8.3 miles Chorleywood
Course C: 10.2 miles Rickmansworth
Course D: 12.5 miles Rickmansworth
After four years we will be catching the 9.15am Chesham London Underground train to the starting points of the four courses. You will need to pay for your own tickets.
I have checked and there are no engineering works currently.
All routes return to Chesham along the picturesque Chess Valley Way, with few hills and lovely summer views. Detailed instructions for the start of each route are included below.
We will meet afterwards for drinks at one of the bars in Market Square Chesham.
Instructions for the start of each course
Route 1. Exit Chalfont and Latimer Station and walk down Bedford Avenue below the bottom car park, turn right into Chenies Avenue, follow to all the way to the end onto gravel road and then join footpath down to Latimer.
Route 2. Exit Chorleywood Station, turn left and then take first footpath on right up hill past houses, run across the Common, cross the A404 and run through the grounds of Chorleywood House to the footpath down the valley.
Route 3. Exit Rickmansworth Station to the right, under railway line and turn immediately sharp left and take footpath along railway line, left onto footbridge over railway line and main road (past Waitrose) then join Chess Valley Way.
Route 4. Exit Rickmansworth Station to the right, under railway line and turn right down High Street, past M&S, at roundabout go the left and cross main road and then left to take footpath right to Aquadrome, turn left and run till join the canal, follow towpath left and keep along canal and not follow Ebury Way (sign on right and then under bridge). After next lock take first footpath on left, after a while you will run along beside the train line. When reach playing fields run along RHS of these (this footpath may still be closed if you keep running straight along beside the train line – there was no sign warning this!) and then follow parallel to train line and you will join up on footpath again, finally reaching footbridge on right over railway line and main road (past Waitrose) then join Chess Valley Way.
For more details contact Tony Molesworth
Mobile: 07785 501499
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