AylesburyPitstone

Aylpit two
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By Derick Rethans on 12 Nov 2023


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Improves AylPit one, by following the Aylesbury arm of the canal for the whole length, and uses more of the normal Grand Union Canal to Pitstone, avoiding impassable paths on the right bank and unsafe roads

Improves AylPit one, by following the Aylesbury arm of the canal for the whole length, and uses more of the normal Grand Union Canal to Pitstone, avoiding impassable paths on the right bank and unsafe roads

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Aylesbury
Grid Ref SP8186613875
Lat / Lon 51.81752° / -0.81372°
Easting / Northing 481,866E / 213,875N
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Pitstone
Grid Ref SP9353215704
Lat / Lon 51.83214° / -0.64402°
Easting / Northing 493,532E / 215,704N
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Derick Rethans

12 Nov 2023 Autumn

I walked this on a chilly but sunny morning, from Aylesbury to Pitstone. It had rained a lot in the past week.

After navigating the busy roads in Aylesbury, the route then starts along the Aylesbury Arm of the Grand Union Canal (photo #1). The canal was still, making for great mirrored surfaces (photo #2) reflecting the colourful trees (photo #3). The first section had great and well maintained paths. You can see the northern point of The Ridgway in the distance (photo #4). Once you pass Collage Road, the path becomes muddier. Especially between locks 12 and 13 it was a fair slog (photo #5). After the lock, the path becomes narrower, and was muddy in places, but still fairly easy going (photo #6).

At watery Lane, the route then proceeds along the Grand Union Canal's main arm towards Pitstone (photo #7, #8, #11). The paths here was a little muddy in places. It was very pleasant however, in the crisp air with colourful trees. After crossing underneath the WCML at Cooks Wharf, the route follows a public footpath through a "tree tunnel" (photo #9). It's a wide path (photo #10), and easy going again. The section along actual roads was short, and there were pavements all along Cheddington Road into Pitstone and my finish.

Technically, I walked this route in two directions. First from Aylesbury to a bridge across the canal at the top of Ship Lane. The original AylPit one goes on the right bank of the canal, but this is impassable. Then the second section was from Pitstone to this same bridge. This section overlaps with TriPit Three, and my newly proposed TriPit Four.


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