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Directions to Ley Hill

Here’s how to get there: from the north, from the south or by public transport and once you get close you’ll need the map of Ley Hill. More maps: close up or general area.

From North:

Take junction 8 off the M1 (take care, tight bend on exit)

Go straight over 3 roundabouts towards Hemel Hempstead (speed cameras)

magic roundabout mapAs you go down the hill you will be approaching the “magic roundabout”. This is a big roundabout with six smaller roundabouts going round it! Just treat each roundabout as an individual one.

You are aiming to go straight over. Follow the signs for the train station. Your exit is signed Train Station, Boxmoor and Bovingdon.

At the next roundabout go straight over / right ish.

Go straight over a roundabout and under some bridges.

At the double traffic lights, ignore the first left and turn left into Box Lane (B4505) at the second set of lights (the Swan pub is on the corner), signposted Bovingdon.

Go straight on for 2 miles (over 2 mini roundabouts). You will then enter Bovingdon. Go straight through Bovingdon, going straight over all the mini roundabouts.

As you come out of Bovingdon, slow down. The road will sweep round to the right; take the left hand turn that is on that bend, signed Ley Hill.

Keep going straight. The road will then go down a very steep dip, and up the other side. (Be really careful as it is very steep and at the top of the hill the road bends round to the right.)

You are now entering Ley Hill. As you drive into the village at the multiple junction take a left, before the road sweeps round to the right. You will see two pubs next door to each other in front of you.

From M25:

On M25 take junction 18 and follow A404 signposted Amersham

After 2 miles you will see a signpost for Chenies and Latimer to the right. Ignore this and continue straight on.

After 2.6 miles from M25 you will see another right turn signposted Latimer and Flaunden. It is just before the 40 mph sign and by the sign to say you are entering Little Chalfont. This is Stoney Lane. Take this road.

At the crossroads, go straight over.

Over the humped back bridge.

As you come into Latimer, take the first left hand turn (signposted Latimer House and Latimer Mews), and go round the S bend.

After 1.2 miles turn left. There is no signpost, but it is the only left!!

At the T junction turn right.

As you go round the left hand bend you will enter Ley Hill and see the common on your right and the pubs on your left.

By public transport

It takes about 1 hour in total to get from London to Ley Hill (2 trains and a taxi).

Note when we sent out the invites, the best way to get there was to start out on the Metropolitan Line, coming out of London. There are engineering works on the Metropolitan line at the moment, so the best route is to go from London Marylebone, and take a Chilterns Railways train to Little Chalfont and Latimer. This service is the London – Amersham – Aylesbury train, running every half an hour at 27 minutes and 57 minutes past the hour (timetable). It takes about half an hour to get to Chalfont and Latimer.

Get off at Chalfont and Latimer and then get the shuttle train to Chesham.

Come out of Chesham station and take a left down the hill to the taxi rank in the high street.

You should be able to get a cab to Ley Hill for about £5.

Have a safe journey everyone! See you there!!

map of ley hill and woods