Chenies, Little Chalfont and Chalfont St Giles

For various reasons (mainly bad weather and a heavy cold) today’s was my first long walk for three weeks. I started at Chenies, just east of Chesham, and followed the Chess Valley to Latimer. This was all part of the route of the Chiltern Heritage Trail, which I walked about 18 months ago.  En route I saw a Little Egret beside the river Chess, which I’d been hoping to see as I saw 2-3 of them last time I was here.

Little Egret, on river Chess near Chenies

I then headed south through a wood to Little Chalfont. I went through various fields and paddocks, and then walked round the edge of a golf course, heading down to the Misbourne valley. I saw my first wildflower of the year, a violet, beside the golf course. I followed the Misbourne valley east into Chalfont St Giles (following part of the South Bucks Way), and then went north through Chorleywood West back to Chenies. This last section was all very familiar to me as it was part of both the Chiltern Way and the Chiltern Heritage Trail. As I neared Chenies, I saw some Lesser Celandine.

Rabbit, along the Misbourne Valley near Chalfont St Giles

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