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The Phoenix Trail, Henton and Bledlow is a 7.4 mile loop trail located near Princes Risborough, Buckinghamshire, England that offers the chance to see wildlife and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, and nature trips.

Length 7.4 mi Elevation gain 633 ft Route type Loop
Hiking Nature trips Walking Views Wildlife Historic site Pub walk
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Getting There

This circular walk includes two old railway lines, starting along one that has been converted into a leisure and sculpture trail, and crossing another that is still very much alive to the sound of steam trains on special days, thanks to the efforts of a restoration society. The first of these is the Phoenix Trail, which opened in 2002 and runs for five miles between Princes Risborough and Thame, with 30 artworks along the route, some of which are seen on this walk. The second is the Chinnor and Princes Risborough Railway, which runs most Sundays, some Saturdays and Bank Holidays. The walk also skirts the edge of the Chiltern Hills and passes through a couple of pretty Chiltern villages straddling the Bucks/Oxon border in Henton and Bledlow each of which has a pub. The terrain is relatively flat and easy, with metalled or solid track for over half the route, with some stiles and kissing gates in the latter stages. It is relatively long however. Allow 3 hours.

The best approach is from Princes Risborough. Go to the end of Summerleys Road (which goes past the top of the station) and turn left. After around a hundred yards there's a metal railway bridge and you need to take the turn onto the track immediately after this, where there is ample parking for the Phoenix Trail (postcode HP27 9). For the more energetic/carless, it's a short walk to and from Princes Risborough Station.

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Robin parker
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lop9l09l99g phpypt levels pocket typed, I did not do this walk!

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Becca Wilson
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a great walk. enjoyed getting lost a few times and coming across wildlife. struggled to find the parking described so we parked in Horsenden, by the church after the Princes Risborough cricket club

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Christopher Page
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One stretch of pathway was very over grown no shorts

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Leslie Brown
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Lee Breeds
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Olivia Band
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John Watson
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Neil Morphew
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Christopher Page
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Stacie Cousart
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Ian Graham
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Christopher Page
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