Best nature trips trails in Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire

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Map of nature trips trails in Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire
Top trails (14)
#1 - Ellesborough and Chequers Court
Chiltern Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty
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Length: 4.9 mi • Est. 2 h 24 m
A walk in the Buckinghamshire Chilterns which takes walkers on a circular route around Chequers Court, the Prime Minister's official country residence. Taking in a range of hills and valleys within the Chiltern's area of outstanding natural beauty the views are beautiful from many points. The walk also includes a section of the Ridgeway, said to be Britain's oldest road. The walk follows woodland and field paths which will be very muddy and slippery after wet weather. There are several fairly steep ascents and decents including a number of steps. The walk passes over six stiles (all of which have open fencing alongside for dogs to pass through) and a number of gates. Approximate time 2 to 2.5 hours.Show more
#2 - Wendover, Kingsash, and Haddington Hill
Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire, England
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Length: 9.7 mi • Est. 3 h 55 m
#3 - Stone and the River Thame
Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire, England
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Length: 3.7 mi • Est. 1 h 45 m
This circular walk falls into three parts, all roughly the same length. The first part is characterised by fieldside footpath walking and includes a moment passing through a farmyard, whilst the third part involves a climb uphill along made up driveway, but still through countryside. It is the middle part that is the star of the show though, as you walk alongside different branches of the sleepy River Thame, ending up at the entrance to Eythorpe Park. This section positively cries out for a rug and a picnic, or maybe a book, to while away a sunny afternoon doing nothing in particular. The walk covers around four miles and takes about eighty minutes of walking. Unless it has been exceptionally dry, walking boots are recommended. Show more
#4 - Wendover Woods Circular Walk
Wendover Woods
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Length: 6.3 mi • Est. 2 h 57 m
#5 - 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
#6 - 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
#7 - Firecrest Short Loop
Wendover Woods
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Length: 1.6 mi • Est. 46 m
#8 - 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
#9 - Haddenham to Chearsley Circular
Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire, England
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Length: 7.2 mi • Est. 3 h 30 m
#10 - Firecrest Trail
Wendover Woods
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Length: 2.5 mi • Est. 1 h 14 m
The Firecrest trail at Wendover Woods takes the walker along the treelines and across some of the nicer views within the woods. There are few places which seem hard to walk, and while not suitable for wheelchair or buggy users, it is suitable for almost all walkers.Show more
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