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Signpost at Swan Bottom crossroads. The fingers point north to St Leonards, east to Chartridge and Chesham, south to The Lee and Gt Missenden and west to Kings Ash and Wendover

Although there is much going on in the village, we do have to leave from time to time for services not available on our doorstep:
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Nearby towns and villages

Great Missenden is the home of our nearest Chiltern Railways station, and also has a small supermarket, high street with pharmacy, bank, post office and gift shops – not to mention the Roald Dahl museum. It also has a doctors’ surgery, vet and library, as well as being home to our nearest police and fire stations.

Wendover is also close by, with a slightly broader range of shops, and a good market on Thursday mornings. It too has a doctors’ surgery, vet, library and police station as well as an assortment of restaurants. The Wendover News has more details of village facilites.

Chesham has a slightly larger range of shops, and a market on Wednesday and Saturday mornings. It’s our nearest tube station, being at the end of the Metropolitan Line, and again has a doctors’ surgery, vet and library.

Amersham is slightly further away, and is in two parts. The old town has a variety of antique and clothes shops plus a wide range of restaurants, whilst Amersham on the Hill is much newer and was built around the station which has services on both the Chiltern and Metroplitan Lines. Amersham on the Hill is the closest place to find a range of household names in the high street, and has a market on Tuesday mornings.

Our neighbouring hilltop villages of Ballinger, Cholesbury & St Leonards, Chartridge and Hyde Heath are easily accessible for walks.


Chiltern Railways logo The nearest railway stations to The Lee are at Great Missenden, Wendover and Amersham, all on the Aylesbury branch of the Chiltern line, with frequent services to/from London (Marylebone) and Aylesbury. Click for trains leaving shortly from Great Missenden, or to see the full timetable.

TfL logo The nearest tube stations are at Amersham and Chesham, on the Metropolitan line. Click for today’s operating conditions on all TfL lines.


Bus services are daily, operated under contract to Bucks County Council, running Chesham – The Lee – Chesham via South Heath, The Missendens and Amersham. There is an additional service during the school term.

Bus 177 runs on Tuesdays and Thursdays, stopping at Swan Bottom, The Lee and Lee Common before reaching Amersham via South Heath and the Missendens. On Saturdays and daily during term time it stops at Lee Common, The Lee and Swan Bottom before reaching Chesham via Chartridge.

Bus 190 runs on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, stopping at Lee Common, The Lee and Swan Bottom before reaching Chesham via Chartridge.

Full bus timetables can be found here.


Local taxi firms include Crown Taxis Limited of Chesham, Gilberts of Chesham, Kingshill Cars or Crowfly Cars who are based at Great Missenden Station

Although there are taxi ranks at Amersham, Chesham and Great Missenden stations, it’s always advisable to book a taxi to meet you from the train to avoid a wait.

For those eligible, there is also a Dial A Ride service


Click for up-to-date information on major roads in the area.

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