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Aylesbury

Buckinghamshire


Slow Ways linking Aylesbury and Brill, Leighton Buzzard, Pitstone, Princes Risborough, Thame, Tring, Wendover, Winslow

England / Buckinghamshire / Aylesbury

Aylesbury’s eight Slow Ways are 53% checked

Drawn: 8/8
reviewed: 8/8
verified: 1/8
and surveyed: 0/8

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Slow Way Route To do
Aylesbury—Leighton Buzzard
Ayllei one

Double check Distance 22km/14mi Ascent 192m Descent 197m
Aylesbury—Pitstone
Aylpit one

Review me Distance 15km/10mi Ascent 47m Descent 67m
Aylesbury—Pitstone
Aylpit two Review me Distance 14km/9mi Ascent - Descent -
Aylesbury—Tring
Ayltri one Pioneer me Distance 12km/8mi Ascent 72m Descent 116m
Aylesbury—Tring
Ayltri two Survey me Distance 13km/8mi Ascent 106m Descent 62m
Aylesbury—Wendover
Aylwen one

Verify me Distance 12km/8mi Ascent 34m Descent 76m
Brill—Aylesbury
Briayl one

Review me Distance 21km/13mi Ascent 190m Descent 284m
Princes Risborough—Aylesbury
Priayl one

Review me Distance 17km/11mi Ascent 253m Descent 235m
Thame—Aylesbury
Thaayl one

Double check Distance 18km/11mi Ascent 68m Descent 85m
Winslow—Aylesbury
Winayl one

Double check Distance 20km/13mi Ascent 247m Descent 224m

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Collective progress

50% of Aylesbury’s eight route options are drawn, reviewed, surveyed and/or verified

10/10

drawn

9/10

reviewed

0/10

surveyed

1/10

verified

9 people have contributed to Aylesbury’s Slow Ways

1 people have pledged to walk and review a route

0 people have surveyed a route in Aylesbury

153km out of 165km have been walked and reviewed

271km of reviews have been shared in Aylesbury

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A very straightforward and pleasant route, with stretches along the towpaths of the Aylesbury and Wendover arms of the Grand Union Canal, linked by generally well used and clearly marked public footpaths. The exception was the section between the Aylesbury arm and the A41 Tring Road, to the east of Manor Farm, where the path was very overgrown and difficult to follow. The wet spring weather was apparently ideal for the rapid growth of nettles and thistles, making me regret my choice of wearing shorts.......

swebbews

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If you are looking for a shorter route you can cut out Waddesdon and go south of Upper cranwell farm and via Upper Winchendon but it is more muddy....

Tnarg

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Derick Rethans took this photo on Aylpit two

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After navigating the busy roads in Aylesbury, the route then starts along the Aylesbury Arm of the Grand Union Canal (photo #1). 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). It's a wide path (photo #10), and easy going again....

Derick Rethans

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Aylesbury—Pitstone

Derick Rethans added Aylpit two, a new walk from Aylesbury to Pitstone

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Derick Rethans took this photo on Aylpit one

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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. 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....

Derick Rethans

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Be aware that the route of HS2 crosses paths between Waddesdon and Aylesbury Vale Parkway Station. Although it looks as if the path used for Briayl one will remain open, there may be some disruption until the line is completed....

Ed Kendrick

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On leaving WInslow, the first footpath across a field is poorly waymarked and the field itself is totally covered in tall thistles. Then the route goes back to the main road (again fast traffic and no footpath) and continues along that road all the way to Oving and on to Whitchurch....

Jill Wenble

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Apart from gpx issues and path overgrowth, I would recommend the route...

Trevor Jones

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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....

TinaG

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At Bierton continue on road to pass Indian resturant the take road left and continue to SP48410 21502 After exiting the housing estate walk around the lakes keeping themon your left until you reach the canal bridge...

Trevor Jones

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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. From Aylesbury a fairly straightforward exit from the town to reach the canal followed by the canal towpath. Interesting section from there to reach canal but may be muddy in places....

Trevor Jones

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Good route - walked it Aylesbury to Tring on a frosty April morning. Mostly flat with a couple of slight ascents at the Tring end. Canal towpath good at Aylesbury but gets muddier and narrower the further you go along....

TinaG

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Pleasant flattish walk with just 1 short ascent as you leave Tring....

Trevor Jones

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An easy route but not suitable for physically disabled due to styles and narrow bridge. Much of route is along canal tow paths No significant ascents or descents...

Trevor Jones

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Aylesbury

TinaG surveyed Aylesbury

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This slow way uses the SBH/34/1 route shown in the map on page 2 of the above PDF, which is closed...

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This slow way uses the SBH/34/1 route shown in the map on page 2 of the above PDF, which is closed...

cbailiss

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Then returned to Aylesbury via main road through Aston Clinton. A Noisy route along main road on return, but at Aston Clinton, Cafe in the Park is a good stop for a Beer or Coffee and snacks....

Carol

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There is one small section that doesn’t appear to be a public footpath - as it takes you through an office building car park - but otherwise a good route. Technical in places due to uneven surfaces and a very narrow bridge. Selection of some access issues attached!...

TinaG

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Aylesbury—Tring

htbryant added Ayltri two, a new walk from Aylesbury to Tring

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Aylesbury—Leighton Buzzard

Slow Ways added Ayllei one, a new walk from Aylesbury to Leighton Buzzard

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Aylesbury—Pitstone

Slow Ways added Aylpit one, a new walk from Aylesbury to Pitstone

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Aylesbury—Tring

Slow Ways added Ayltri one, a new walk from Aylesbury to Tring

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Aylesbury—Wendover

Slow Ways added Aylwen one, a new walk from Aylesbury to Wendover

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Brill—Aylesbury

Slow Ways added Briayl one, a new walk from Brill to Aylesbury

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Princes Risborough—Aylesbury

Slow Ways added Priayl one, a new walk from Princes Risborough to Aylesbury

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Thame—Aylesbury

Slow Ways added Thaayl one, a new walk from Thame to Aylesbury

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Winslow—Aylesbury

Slow Ways added Winayl one, a new walk from Winslow to Aylesbury

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Aylesbury’s Slow Ways starting point

Grid ref

SP8186613875

Lat / Lon

51.81752° / -0.81372°

Easting / Northing

481,866E / 213,875N

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Facilities

Users have reported that the following facilities can be found within 1km of Aylesbury's meeting point

Public toilet

Wheelchair accessible toilet

Supermarket or convenience shop

Restaurant, cafe or pub

Accommodation

Accommodation for under £50 a night

Campsite

Bothy

Free wifi

Mobility scooter hire

Off-road wheelchair hire

Disabled Parking

Train station

Bus stop

Ferry

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