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Leighton Buzzard

Bedfordshire


Slow Ways linking Leighton Buzzard and Aylesbury, Bletchley, Dunstable, Pitstone, Winslow, Woburn

England / Bedfordshire / Leighton Buzzard

Leighton Buzzard’s six Slow Ways are 58% checked

Drawn: 6/6
reviewed: 6/6
verified: 2/6
and surveyed: 0/6

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Slow Way Route To do
Aylesbury—Leighton Buzzard
Ayllei one

Double check Distance 22km/14mi Ascent 192m Descent 197m
Bletchley—Leighton Buzzard
Blelei one Survey me Distance 13km/8mi Ascent 62m Descent 65m
Leighton Buzzard—Dunstable
Leidun one Review me Distance 16km/10mi Ascent 59m Descent 119m
Leighton Buzzard—Pitstone
Leipit one

Double check Distance 14km/9mi Ascent 81m Descent 59m
Leighton Buzzard—Pitstone
Leipit two Survey me Distance 14km/9mi Ascent - Descent -
Leighton Buzzard—Woburn
Leiwob one Review me Distance 14km/9mi Ascent 186m Descent 154m
Winslow—Leighton Buzzard
Winlei one

Double check Distance 17km/11mi Ascent 176m Descent 149m

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Collective progress

57% of Leighton Buzzard’s six route options are drawn, reviewed, surveyed and/or verified

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7/7

reviewed

0/7

surveyed

2/7

verified

10 people have contributed to Leighton Buzzard’s Slow Ways

1 people have pledged to walk and review a route

0 people have surveyed a route in Leighton Buzzard

110km out of 110km have been walked and reviewed

191km of reviews have been shared in Leighton Buzzard

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The rest of the walk along the Grand Union Canal was stunning with the amazing autumn colours (photo #3, #4, #5, #8), although a little monotonous. After the Wyvers Shipping Company the route leaves the canal to go along the river Ouzel (photo #10), where the path was in two small sections slightly flooded. To avoid it, you could go along the canal (photo #13) a bit further south to Leighton Road (photo #12)....

Derick Rethans

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In autumn and spring may be muddy in some places where it goes through fields. May need wellies...

Alesja Aleksandrova

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From Leighton Buzzard the route goes through some alleyways to reach the Grand Union Canal, which it then follows for a long stretch. Just after crossing the nearly empty B488, and going over the West Coast Main Line the public footpath goes straight across a field. From Cheddington towards Pitstone the route was mostly on pavement, besides for a small section of Grand Union Canal at the end which you reach through a railway arch....

Derick Rethans

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Road from canal to B488 has lots of parked cars so may be busy at times. After climbing stile head uphill close to fence on right to join road After model farm turn right on reaching back of houses to reach path to gain access to road turning left before taking path to church which you pass on your left Follow road through local houses and turn left along road through village...

Trevor Jones

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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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Also if you continue on the canal path to Campbell park you can walk through the park and shopping centre to Milton Keynes station which is about 3 miles from the canal or buses which are closer....

SarahT

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A pleasant enough walk mainly through fields and rural pathways. Beautiful views of Dunstable Downs. Maybe more difficult during the rainy seasons and not fully accessible....

Dipa Patel

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From the starting point in central Leighton Buzzard you soon find yourself offroad alongside the River Ouzel. There are links to public transport at either end although the Leighton Buzzard end is a 10min walk from the railway station....

David Sanderson

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I knew that if I just followed the canal and created a new Slow Way I could shave 3km off the walk but I'm so glad I stuck with this Slow Way. A footpath to the right takes you through woods and a swingbridge takes you across the canal. A path past the pretty church precedes a road crossing and a footpath into a field and a link with Cheddington Railway Station. The route as far as the canal was easy to walk and crosses the railway. The meeting place is a short walk along a main road into the town centre, away from the railway station which was my destination....

David Sanderson

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From Bletchley station about 1 mile along quiet roads then join canal at popular walk just beside towpath....

LizMcBreen

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Leighton Buzzard

Linsladeblade surveyed Leighton Buzzard

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I feel a bit harsh giving this route 2 stars, as it _did_ get me from Leighton to Winslow, but only just....

piers

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There is also an unnecessary detour along Wing Road in Linslade at the start of the route, given that the canal path can easily be picked up from Leighton Road, with ramped access adjacent to the Tesco car park....

mrye

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Leighton Buzzard—Pitstone

mrye added Leipit two, a new walk from Leighton Buzzard to Pitstone

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Mostly flat route that is 90% along a paved canal and pathway by a river and 10% along pavement in built up area....

Ste Haz

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Aylesbury—Leighton Buzzard

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

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Bletchley—Leighton Buzzard

Slow Ways added Blelei one, a new walk from Bletchley to Leighton Buzzard

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Leighton Buzzard—Dunstable

Slow Ways added Leidun one, a new walk from Leighton Buzzard to Dunstable

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Leighton Buzzard—Pitstone

Slow Ways added Leipit one, a new walk from Leighton Buzzard to Pitstone

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Leighton Buzzard—Woburn

Slow Ways added Leiwob one, a new walk from Leighton Buzzard to Woburn

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Winslow—Leighton Buzzard

Slow Ways added Winlei one, a new walk from Winslow to Leighton Buzzard

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Leighton Buzzard, Thu 29 February

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Leighton Buzzard’s Slow Ways starting point

Grid ref

SP9193524997

Lat / Lon

51.91593° / -0.66472°

Easting / Northing

491,935E / 224,997N

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Facilities

Users have reported that the following facilities can be found within 1km of Leighton Buzzard'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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