'To better understand the evolution of our towns and contribute towards their future management, Buckinghamshire County Council has completed a project surveying 30 historic settlements in Buckinghamshire and Milton Keynes. These range from the larger towns of Amersham, Aylesbury, High Wycombe and Newport Pagnell to villages that once aspired to urban status such as Long Crendon, Denham and Hanslope. The project, funded by English Heritage, has produced illustrated reports for each town together with a popular publication summarising the key findings of the project.'
'Open access woodland site managed by the Forestry Commission. It is situated on the edge of the Chilterns escarpment and is a great place to take the family, with lots of trails, a cafe, children's adventure playground, a fitness trail.'
'Circular route around the county town of Aylesbury, never very far from the town but mostly in quiet and peaceful rural countryside.'
'Trail cutting across 27 parishes and provides one of the most ambitious projects in Aylesbury Vale to promote outdoor activity. The path links together sections of the rights of way network to give access to this forgotten forest.'
(There is an alternative Link in the Route Maps of the Website's 'Walks and Rides' section - but with minimal details.)
'Buckingham Railway Walk is a section of disused trackbed that has had the station and track removed, with a path laid down its length. The walk is between the A421 southern bypass and the Tingewick road in Buckingham, covering a distance of 1.36km. It can be joined from either of these roads, or from Chandros road. Grid reference SP693334. The walk forms part of the Buckingham Circular Walk covering a distance of around 4km.'
Circular Walk around Buckingham [Buckinghamshire County Council]
'Unique among long distance tracks because it can claim to be "the oldest road in Britain". Extending from Ivinghoe Beacon in Buckinghamshire to Knettishall Heath in Norfolk, it consists of prehistoric pathways, ancient when the Romans came. Dotted with archaeological remains, it survives as splendid tracks and green lanes along the chalk "spine" of England.'
'Crossing six counties, the Icknield Way Trail is a 170 mile (274 km) route linking the Peddars Way National Trail in Suffolk with the Ridgeway National Trail in Buckinghamshire, which in turn links with the Wessex Ridgeway.'
'A walk of contrasts, starting with a gentle stroll along the often idyllic Grand Union Canal, before ascending to the dramatic grassy heights of Ivinghoe Beacon, at the end of the Ridgeway. There then follows a woodland walk through Ashridge Park to the artificial viewpoint of the Bridgewater Monument.'
'The Walk takes in the villages of Addington, Adstock, Padbury, Hillesden, Middle Claydon, Botolph Claydon, Quainton, North Marston and East Claydon to reach Addington again and retrace to the finish. The route's highest point at over 500ft is near Woad and Quainton Hills.'
The John Schorne Peregrination Michael Mooney [John Merrill Walk Guides, 2009]
'Marsh Gibbon, although located in Aylesbury Vale in Buckinghamshire, lies close to the border with Oxfordshire. It is situated to the north of the A41 Aylesbury to Bicester road, approximately four miles to the east of Bicester. It has a population of just over nine hundred. It was traditionally a farming village, but in recent years the number of active farms has decreased and many of the people living in the village now work in places such as Bicester, Aylesbury, Oxford, Milton Keynes and some even commute to London.'
'Starting at the Ridgeway near Wendover and finsihing at the county boundary with Northamptonshire.'
'Follows the River Great Ouse between Buckingham and Milton Keynes.'
'Walking route along the higher ground around the outside of the original Aylesbury Ring to produce a walk with goods views through pleasant countryside and passing through many of our delightful villages and towns.'
'Walk from Coombe Hill near Wendover to the Grand Union Canal at Denham.'
The Trail 'can be joined from either Westcott, Waddesdon or Quainton. Discover the history of this rural area and its traditional links with the Railways'.
The Tramway Trail (Calke Abbey, Derby) [National Trust]
'A 6 mile canalside walk with facilities for wheelchair users and pushchairs and a series of circular walks based on the Wendover Arm.'
'Walk starting at Prestwood and visiting Little Hampton, Hampdenleaf Wood, Dunsmore, High Scrubbs, Coombe Hill, Bacombe Hill, Wendover, part of the Grand Union Canal, Wendover Woods and Lee Common all in the attractive area of the Chiltern Hills ... On completion, if your answers to questions in it are verified as correct, you will be sent, free of charge, a certificate and a badge (while stocks last).' (Note also the 15 mile version.)
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