GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

Shardeloes Circular Walk

4 miles (6 km)

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.

Postcode

HP7 0RN - Please note: Postcode may be approximate for some rural locations

Shardeloes OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking

Shardeloes Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking

Pubs/Cafes

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.

Dog Walking

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.

Photos

Shardeloes, the house from the park - geograph.org.uk - 49788

Shardeloes, the house from the park

Ornamental lake at Shardloes - geograph.org.uk - 1456153

Ornamental lake. A view from the South Bucks Way of the ornamental lake in the grounds of the Shardloes Mansion.

The Lake, Shardeloes Park, Nr Amersham - geograph.org.uk - 46813

Lake view.

Weir on River Misbourne - geograph.org.uk - 828802

Weir on River Misbourne

Mop End Lane (5635929290)

Mop End Lane

Path through wood at Mop End - geograph.org.uk - 1982746

Path through the bluebell wood at Mop End

In the valley east of Mop End - geograph.org.uk - 149940

In the valley east of Mop End. Looking toward the western end of Wheatley Wood.

Shardloes Mansion - geograph.org.uk - 1296907

Shardeloes, an 18th century mansion which is now flats and apartments.

Video

GPS Files

GPX File

Shardeloes.gpx (On Desktop:Right Click>'Save As. On Ipad/Iphone:Click and hold>Share>Save to Files')

Memory Map Route

Shardeloes.mmo (On Desktop:Right Click>'Save As. On Ipad/Iphone:Click and hold >Share>Save to Files)