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This is a Slow Ways route connecting Aylesbury and Pitstone.

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Grid Ref SP8186613875
Lat / Lon 51.81752° / -0.81372°
Easting / Northing 481,866E / 213,875N
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Grid Ref SP9353215704
Lat / Lon 51.83214° / -0.64402°
Easting / Northing 493,532E / 215,704N
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Aylpit One's land is

Arable 16.7%
Pasture 65.0%
Urban 18.3%

Data: Corine Land Cover (CLC) 2018


Derick Rethans

12 Nov 2023 Autumn

I walked (parts) of this on a cold and sunny morning from Aylesbury to Pitstone. It had rained a lot in the past.

I followed most of this route. But as per an earlier review, that the paths away from the canal aren't suitable, instead I followed the whole length of the canal. This was quite easy to walk, but it was muddy in some places.

However, the real problems with this route are where it crosses the canal from the left bank to the right bank making a beeline for Pitstone. The path on this right bank was impassible (photo #1, #2). The section along the busy roads (along the railway, and the road into Pitstone) was also unsafe (photo #3, #4, #5).

I'll be suggesting AylPit Two, which should have all of these problems fixed. As I walked the "right" way around Pitstone as part of TriPit Three, I will include that section as part of my review for AylPit Two as well.


13 Nov 2022 Autumn

Walked this route in November. The paths as you leave the canal on the outskirts of Aylesbury are not in any way maintained - there is a field often used by cows and they churn the ground up so the path can easily become flooded and impassable. It’s an ok path for those desperate to get away from the canal for a few miles but if you want a good route to use all year round then this isn’t it.

Trevor Jones

04 Oct 2022 Autumn

If you know the area, this might be considered a slightly boring route at the start and finish with a walk along the canal and a road walk.
If you do not know the area then there is quite a variety.
From Aylesbury a fairly straightforward exit from the town to reach the canal followed by the canal towpath. Be careful not to miss the bridge to change from South to North bank.
After this many of the paths, up to Long Marston, are quite vague and underused becoming overgrown with nettles and brambles making progress fairly slow. Maybe worth taking secateurs to prune back some of the growth.
If open there is a good pub at Long Marston but check if food available.
Interesting section from there to reach canal but may be muddy in places.
Route now on canal towpath again. Need to watch out for bridge near Manor Farm (Marsworth) where you change banks.
On reaching road take care as it is busy. Rest of route is by busy roads to arrive at roundabout at Pitstone.
On bus route. Places to eat or drink on road to and in Ivinghoe
There are a number of stiles on the route and 1 step bridge. Several fields had cows in and when I walked with my dog the cows were threatening.

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