Buckingham is a great base for walkers with a mix of historic and scenic walks starting from the town centre.
Circular Walk – Buckingham’s latest attraction is a leisurely walk around the Town perimeter which “joins up” several pre-existing walks. Taking in Bourton Park, the University, Chandos Park and the Great River Ouse, the walk is clearly way marked and includes alternative routes, making it easier for pushchairs etc. Passing through the heart of Buckingham, it meanders through parkland and along the old railway embankment, where it offers great views of the Town.
Buckingham Town Trail – a short walk that passes most of the significant buildings and historical landmarks within the Town Centre. Starts and finishes at the Old Gaol.
Nearby Circular Walks – Several popular circular walks including the following locations: Thornborough, Claydon Woods and Tingewick & Water Stratford. Other local walks which are well used include: Brill, Stewkley and Oving / North Marston although these are further afield.
Long Distance Walks – There are a number of long distance walks which go through or near to Buckingham including the Bernwood Jubilee Way, the North Bucks Way and the South Bucks Way. A long distance Bridle Path called the Swans Way also comes near to the South of Buckingham.
The Riverside Walk – as you might expect focuses on the paths near the river and there is also a walk to St Rumbold’s Well. Exploring Maids Moreton Avenue, a tree lined path, starting from Stratford Road (near to the entrance to Stratford Fields) going up the hill to Maids Moreton can be very pleasant and this walk can also be made into a circular walk by using other footpaths nearby.
A number of other circular walks around villages in the Buckingham area are also available.
Leaflet guides are available from the Tourist Information Centre (in some cases at a small charge).
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