Seer Green is a pleasant village on the edge of the Chilterns AONB (Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty), a range of chalk hills north-west of London. The area is popular for walking with beautiful countryside, great views and picturesque villages. Jordans Youth Hostel is ¾ mile from Seer Green station.
2½ miles walk takes you to the attractive village of Chalfont St Giles with a Norman church, village green, duckpond and Milton's Cottage Museum (see below).
Dating from 1688, Jordans was one of the first Quaker meeting houses to be built.
Sadly the oak-beamed roof was destroyed in a 2005 fire but the original wood panelling, brick floor and many leaded windows remain intact.
It is the burial place of several important Quakers, including William Penn, founder of Pennsylvania.
Quaker meetings for worship still take place on Sunday mornings. Tel. 01494 876594.
Open Apr-Oct, TWThFSSu 1400-1700.
250 acres of natural woodland with a wide variety of trees and many paths, see the website for a map.
Bluebells can be seen in the spring as well as other woodland wildlife throughout the year.
Open at all times.
Milton's Cottage is the only surviving home of the poet and parliamentarian, John Milton.
He completed his masterpeice 'Paradise Lost' here after fleeing the 1665 London plague.
The 16th century cottage contains books, paintings and prints that give an insight into his life.
Cottage garden. Allow time to also explore the village of Chalfont St Giles. Tel. 01494 872313.
Open Apr-Oct, WThF 1400-1700.
www.miltonscottage.org | www.chalfontstgiles.org.uk
Bus 580 from near station to Chalfont St Giles, 7 minutes journey, M-S about 2-hourly. Operated by Carousel.
Buses also operate from Amersham and Gerrards Cross.