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walk no 94 Circular walk no 9:
From The Well in Lee Common (3.5 miles)
By Chris Syer

I have chosen a short walk this time, well within the capabilities of all able-bodied readers!
  1. With The Well on Oxford Street behind you, and facing the allotments, turn right. Take the next right into Crocketts Lane and follow this to the end of the road where it becomes a footpath. 

  2. Cross the field heading for the gate in the woods opposite, and here go straight on again, ignoring paths left and right, emerging from the wood at the T junction on the Swan Bottom to Chesham road.

  3. Head towards Chesham (signposted) and after about 200 yards turn left at the wood onto the footpath through it. Look carefully for arrows on trees, and on leaving the wood turn left down the side of the field, and at the bottom of hill turn right following the hedge. Pass an eye-catching collection of large sheets of rusty corrugated iron and old containers, and cross the stile turning right onto Erriwig Lane.
  4. Follow the road to the top the hill and rejoin the Chesham road. 
  5. Turn left here, passing a small pond on the left and Cherry Tree Farm on the right, and after about 400 yards, opposite a house called ‘Tall Oaks’, turn right onto a footpath. 
  6. After 200 yards the footpath turns left over a stile and then goes right at the corner of the field, passing the back garden of a house. Now turn left, over a stile, and head towards the right-hand side of the house, reaching a wider track. 
  7. Here turn right and go straight on onto a footpath, first down the hill and straight on into a field and then up the hill. The path now bears right (look for signs) and you will see Lower Bassibones Farm and its barns ahead of you. 
  8. Reach the road opposite Cherry Tree Lane and go down it. Just before the house at the end turn right into the allotments and reach The Well, about 1 hour 20 minutes after setting out. 
This walk is about 3.5 miles. Wellingtons or boots may be required following heavy rain.
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