in Great Missenden & the Chilterns
Midsomer on the Misbourne
Fans can now follow in the footsteps of DCI Barnaby through the Chilterns, with a self-guided tour travelling along the Misbourne Valley.
This new trail is unique in that is spans across five areas, and uncovers some of the best spots in the Chilterns. The River Misbourne passes through rural landscapes, historic market towns and villages packed with pretty cottages, stone churches, traditional pubs and fictional murder!
Visit Great Missenden, the home of the Roald Dahl Museum and Story Centre. Be sure to visit the ‘flushbunkingly gloriumptious’ café which appeared as Shires Bank in ‘Painted in Blood’. Continue your journey to the lovely village of Little Missenden which has featured in over 13 episodes of the show. The next stop is Amersham, arguably one of the prettiest market towns in England. Combine your visit with a trip to the delightful Amersham Museum. Chalfont St. Giles is a small village of pretty cottages, pubs, manor houses and a church, village green and a duck pond – quintessential Midsomer County! The last village on the trail is Chalfont St. Peter which is nestled on the southern slopes of the Chiltern Hills. There is plenty to see in the village which includes a walking trail and further afield Chiltern Open Air Museum, itself a filming location for multiple Midsomer episodes, Call the Midwife, Horrible Histories and Downtown Abbey to name a few.
To see it all, stay a few days in a real piece of English History at the Nags Head, stay in one of our lovely ensuite bedrooms.
Cycle or Walk the Misomer Trail
Download this handy pocket guide which will take you through the full Misbourne trail uncovering all the local Midsomer locations.
Being in the heart of the Chilterns one of the 38 AONBs (Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty), we are blessed with some of nature’s finest landscapes, not to mention glorious wildlife, some of which is native to the Chilterns. It’s a walkers and cyclists heaven.
History and architecture also awaits you, with gorgeous brick and flint buildings and manor houses dotted over the countryside, most of particular heritage such as Hughenden manor or Berkhamsted Castle.
It’s staggering how many famous people, artists, literary idols, royal connections and (hmmm) politicians have been part of the Chilterns. Most of their legacies have been left behind in some of form in the Chilterns.