Amersham (NW)

My first walk left me knowing for sure that I needed to do more before setting off to Peru, which was not unexpected.  My fitness and stamina levels have definitely improved over the last few months but there is always a step up when they are applied to a specific pursuit.  So while I had a few aches from my walk the day before, I decided the best way to deal with them was to walk them off…

The other route out of Amersham in the book is Walk 11 Amersham (NW) and is stated to be around 11 miles.  It takes in Old Amersham, Mop End, Little Missenden, Hyde Heath, Chesham and Amersham On The Hill, all of which are within an area I have lived in for most of my life and yet I was mostly walking on ground I had never passed before.  The route was largely straightforward, though I may have taken a few guesses going through Summerville Wood and did not manage to find Toby’s Lane – which saw me come out in Little Missenden near to The Crown.  As I walked back past it for the third time the people drinking outside were kind enough to confirm the direction I should have been going…  It started to rain as I approached Hawthorn Farm, but I was mostly under the cover of trees and it was not uncomfortable.  It took me 3 hours and 30 minutes and I enjoyed it all.  Next week I move up to 18 miles for the Chiltern 3 Peaks.

And here’s the tracklist from this walk :

IQ – Ryker Skies
Galahad – Empires Never Last
Jethro Tull – Heavy Horses
Von Hertzen Brothers – I Believe
Phideaux – Snowtorch Part 1
Cast – Sandstorm
Tin Spirits – Broken
AC/DC – Back In Black
Rainbow – Eyes Of The World
Kate Bush – Hounds Of Love
Jump – Bethesda
Blackfield – Blackfield
Riverside – Hybrid Times
Phideaux – Tempest of Mutiny
Blackfield – Christenings
AC/DC – You Shook Me All Night Long
Panic Room – Apocalypstick
Godspeed You ! Black Emperor – Providence
Riverside – Hyperactive
Credo – Ghosts Of Yesterday
AC/DC – Highway To Hell
Porcupine Tree – Russia On Ice (live)
Manning – House On The Hill
Porcupine Tree – Way Out Of Here
Lazuli – En Avant Doute
Godspeed You ! Black Emperor – East Hastings
Pallas – Sanctuary
Crippled Black Phoenix – Fantastic Justice
UFO – Doctor Doctor (live)
Phideaux – Waiting For The Axe To Fall

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