A good walk: Amersham & Chalfont St Giles, Bucks

The River Misbourne near Amersham Old Town

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    The River Misbourne near Amersham Old Town


Christopher Somerville

Last updated at 12:01AM, March 21 2015

Take the Tube to hanging-tile houses, willow groves, flinty fields and blind John Milton and his masterpiece

Parsonage Wood was in the last throes of winter and chiff-chaffs were sending
out their two-tone spring call from beech trees as yet innocent of leaves.
There were hard green buds at the finger-ends of the branches, however, and
violets tightly coiled out of the chilly air among the tree roots. It was
hard to believe that, ten minutes before, I�d stepped out of a Tube train.
Nothing here in the Buckinghamshire woods and fields at the end of the
Metropolitan Underground line held even a breath of London.

Below the wood, Amersham Old Town lay along the River Misbourne�s

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