Shardeloes Circular Walk
This circular walk visits the lovely Shardeloes Park and Lake near Amersham in Buckinghamshire. It's a peaceful and scenic place with waterside trails along the lakes and the River Misbourne which runs through the area. It's also great for wildlife with lots of water loving birds to look out for in the park.
Start the walk just to the west of Amersham Old Town, next to the lake. You can then follow a section of the South Bucks Way west along the lake to Mop End Lane. Follow the lane south and it will take you towards Mop End Woods where there are some nice peaceful trails and bluebells in the spring months. You continue north east past the woods to return to the lake where the walk finishes.
PostcodeHP7 0RN - Please note: Postcode may be approximate for some rural locations
Shardeloes Ordnance Survey Map - view and print off detailed OS map
Shardeloes Open Street Map - view and print off detailed map
Shardeloes OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking
Shardeloes Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking
Head into Little Missenden and you could visit The Crown for a rest and some refreshment. It's a pub of some note having been named ‘Best Country Pub’ in the Good Pub Guide 2019 edition. It has some history too, having been turned into a pub in 1800. They serve high quality food which you can enjoy in the lovely garden area during the warmer months. You can find them at Highmore Cottages, HP7 0RF.
The trails make for a nice dog walk and the Crown mentioned above is also dog friendly.
Further Information and Other Local Ideas
You can extend the walk by continuing west along the South Bucks Way to visit the villages of Little Missenden and Great Missenden. In Little Missenden there's a fine 13th century church with some impressive wall paintings to see. There's also a couple of lovely old pubs for refreshment. You can also pick up the long distance Chiltern Heritage Trail here.
For more walking ideas in the area see the Chilterns Walks and the Buckinghamshire Walks pages.