Best bird watching trails in Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire

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Explore the most popular bird watching trails near Aylesbury with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.
Map of bird watching trails in Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire
Top trails (8)
#1 - Wendover, Kingsash, and Haddington Hill
Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire, England
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Length: 9.7 mi • Est. 3 h 55 m
#2 - Low Scrubs, Linton's and Hampdenleaf Wood
Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire, England
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Length: 7.7 mi • Est. 3 h 5 m
Enjoy this 12km trail starting from Low Scrubs and taking you around Linton's and Hampdenleaf Wood. Beautiful place for a small hike, walking and cycling. Plenty of changing landscapes to keep you busy and entertained from hillside views to walk through wild meadows, all within a 5 mile radius. Also, once you step a little away from busy hubs the walks get a lot more serene and quieter. If you're driving, there's plenty of space in the car park at the top of the hill, with an easy walk to a fantastic panoramic view of Aylesbury Vale and an interesting War Memorial to boot. Show more
#3 - Cuddington and the Thame Valley
Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire, England
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Length: 4.1 mi • Est. 2 h 7 m
Two glorious villages stand out on this walk: Cuddington at the start point, with its various characterful thatched cottages and elegant pub in the centre (and start point to this walk, should you feel tempted), and Nether, or Lower Winchendon, which is similarly picturesque and boasts a Victorian circular stone postbox, perfectly positioned outside the church. In between, there are opportunities to sample and cross the small but peaceful River Thame on this circular four and a bit mile walk, for which you should allow around 90 minutes, excluding stops. As well as the river there are various brooks and springs, making for wet ground at times, so walking boots are a must at all times of the year. You will need to negotiate several gates, kissing gates and stiles along the way. Whilst most of the stiles have gaps or dog gates alongside, at least one has neither, so dogs may need a lift over. You will be sharing many of the pastures with cattle and sheep. There's a village store in Cuddington to stock up on snacks, but no other re-provisioning point on the walk itself.Show more
#4 - Firecrest Short Loop
Wendover Woods
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Length: 1.6 mi • Est. 46 m
#5 - Aylesbury Arm Circular Walk
Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire, England
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Length: 4.3 mi • Est. 1 h 52 m
This circular walk starts and ends with long stretches of the Aylesbury Arm off the Grand Union Canal. Originally one of many spurs off the main arterial trunk of the then Grand Junction Canal, the Aylesbury Arm was opened in 1815 and is just over six miles long, linking Marsworth outside Tring to the centre of Aylesbury. The stroll along the towpath is bookended by two of the Arms 16 locks, with the Arm unusual in being a narrow canal, whereas the Grand Union is broad, thereby restricting the size of boat that can use it. The route detours away from the canal after half way, to follow an arc following mainly bridleways, although the path can get rather overgrown in the summer months, including the walker's enemy, stinging nettles, so best not to wear shorts! Theres also a short dip away from the canal at the start to take you past the Oak Farm Rare Breeds Park (01296 415709), which also offers refreshments. There is one short section of road walking without pavements and a few stiles to negotiate. Otherwise, this is a fairly flat and straightforward walk, combining footpath with towpath. Two hours should be more than enough to complete it.Show more
#6 - Waddesdon Greenway
Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire, England
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Length: 7.5 mi • Est. 3 h
Walk or cycle to Waddesdon Manor with the Waddesdon Greenway, a new 'car-free' route, funded by the Cycle Rail Working Group and the Department for Transport. Waddesdon Manor was built by Baron Ferdinand de Rothschild between 1874 and 1885. It was built to display his collection of arts and to entertain the fashionable world. It has been open to the public in 1959 and is part of the National Trust. Show more
#7 - Low Scrubs, High Scrubs, and Little Hampden Loop
Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire, England
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Length: 9.0 mi • Est. 4 h 26 m
#8 - Waddesdon Estate Circular
Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire, England
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Length: 5.7 mi • Est. 2 h 18 m