Princes Risborough

Buckinghamshire


Slow Ways linking Princes Risborough and Aylesbury, High Wycombe, Lane End, Prestwood, Thame, Watlington (South Oxfordshire), Wendover

Progress towards triple-checked route options for Princes Risborough’s seven Slow Ways: 64%

Drawn: 7/7
reviewed: 6/7
verified: 4/7
and surveyed: 1/7

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Slow Way Route To do
Lane End—Princes Risborough
Lanpri one Verify me Distance 16km/10mi Ascent 350m Descent 281m
Lane End—Princes Risborough
Lanpri two Pioneer me Distance 16km/10mi Ascent 350m Descent 417m
Princes Risborough—Aylesbury
Priayl one

Double check Distance 17km/11mi Ascent 253m Descent 235m
Princes Risborough—High Wycombe
Prihig one Survey me Distance 16km/10mi Ascent 343m Descent 317m
Princes Risborough—Prestwood
Pripre one Survey me Distance 9km/5mi Ascent 108m Descent 198m
Princes Risborough—Wendover
Priwen one Survey me Distance 11km/7mi Ascent 291m Descent 268m
Thame—Princes Risborough
Thapri one Enjoy me Distance 12km/7mi Ascent 67m Descent 33m
Watlington (South Oxfordshire)—Princes Risborough
Watpri one Pioneer me Distance 19km/12mi Ascent 253m Descent 252m
Watlington (South Oxfordshire)—Princes Risborough
Watpri two Pioneer me Distance 16km/10mi Ascent 159m Descent 159m

Collective progress

58% of Princes Risborough’s routes are drawn, reviewed, surveyed and/or verified

9/9

drawn

6/9

reviewed

2/9

surveyed

4/9

verified

12 people have contributed to Princes Risborough’s Slow Ways

0 people have pledged to walk and review a route

3 people have surveyed a route in Princes Risborough

79km out of 130km have been walked and reviewed

225km of reviews have been shared in Princes Risborough

Latest Updates

I walked this from Princess Risborough to High Wycombe on a warmish autumn morning, which was a little foggy (As the photos show). From Princess Risborough you quickly end up on lovely paths at field edges, with red kites circling above. Bradenham Wood was gorgeous again, although I did get a little bit lost as the paths were hard to see due to all the leaves!...

Derick Rethans

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Navigation easy and most paths clear to follow but autumn leaves can make less obvious....

Trevor Jones

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Lane End—Princes Risborough

yorrrick added Lanpri two, a new walk from Lane End to Princes Risborough

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Watlington (South Oxfordshire)—Princes Risborough

yorrrick added Watpri two, a new walk from Watlington (South Oxfordshire) to Princes Risborough

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The climb up at Whiteleaf Hill was quite steep but thereafter a nice walk through lovely Chiltern woods. Great Hampden was very picturesque. The final trudge into Prestwood was along a road but it wasn't far and was unavoidable....

yorrrick

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As the previous reviews have noted, the majority of this route is on the disused railway line now known as The Phoenix Trail, and it is consequently pretty straight and level for most of the way. We walked the route starting at Princes Risborough, and took a slight diversion off the route for lunch at the Three Horseshoes in Towersey, which I would recommend. Overall it was a very easy and enjoyable walk....

swebbews

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I walked this from Princess Risborough to Lane End on a moderately warm slightly sunny day, after not much precipitation in the last few weeks. It starts in the small town of Princess Risborough, and after a while walking through the down you'll end up walking through some rather overgrown part....

Derick Rethans

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Martin McGovern surveyed Lanpri one

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This walk has longer flatter segments, mixed in with shorter hilly sections (which make for spectacular views of the Chilterns). If you check on the map, you'll see that significant sections are on-road, but the majority of those are quiet, and the ones that are slightly busier (in the urban areas) almost always have pavements - the notable exception being that just south of the A40. Don't try it with wheels, though - stiles, kissing gates and some very narrow sections including the part that coincides with the Chiltern Way make that impractical....

Martin McGovern

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The walk through Prestwood was a little disappointing, as it's just on the side of a road....

Derick Rethans

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Out of Wendover this is a minute re-routing necessary due to HS2 (instead of crossing the railway on a bridge), to right out of the station and then right again....

Derick Rethans

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Martin McGovern surveyed Thapri one

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This makes the bulk of the route suitable for wheels, but the section from the centre of Princes Risborough to the NCR isn't - there's quite a variety of terrain, including flint chips beside the church, a bridleway through a field, and two flights of steps bounded by stiles....

Martin McGovern

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We walked this route from Wendover to Princes Risborough on a beautiful clear, sunny, February afternoon. The route is easy to follow, and as others have noted there are plenty of climbs and muddy sections, but the views from the edge of the Chiltern escarpment make it well worthwhile....

swebbews

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Good farm shop/cafe just at half way. Good views of the Chequers estate, which the route crosses....

steve@stevemoody.uk

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Princes Risborough

HappyWalker surveyed Princes Risborough

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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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I first walked this route in April 2021, describing it as “A very enjoyable walk through the Chilterns.” I walked it again today (29 August 2022) and have upgraded my rating from 4 to 5 stars, as it really is a very good walk....

swebbews

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Absolutely beautiful walk, a lot of which follows the Ridgeway National Walking Route, passing over Coombe Hill - Stunning views! Wonderful mix of woodland and open country walking. A few big climbs, but worth the views!...

Voggyrogers

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The do-leg at Bradenham could be shortened by walking across the green in front of the church, unless you want to go to the Red Lion pub by the main road....

Ianschagen

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A great route through beautiful scenery and passing by Bradenham Manor and Hughenden Manor (both of which were home to Benjamin Disraeli). The section from Princes Risborough to Bradenham Woods car park goes through rolling hills with sweeping views but does contain some stiles that might present an obstacle to the less mobile (there is a list of obstacles at the end of this review). While walking this section we also walked through a field that had cows in it (although we didn't bother them, and they didn't bother us)....

QuercusXHispanica

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A lot of the route is very easy to walk and cycle on as it is tarmac, gravel or reasonable wide paths....

agaule

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Lane End—Princes Risborough

Slow Ways added Lanpri one, a new walk from Lane End to Princes Risborough

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Princes Risborough—Aylesbury

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

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Princes Risborough—High Wycombe

Slow Ways added Prihig one, a new walk from Princes Risborough to High Wycombe

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Princes Risborough—Prestwood

Slow Ways added Pripre one, a new walk from Princes Risborough to Prestwood

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Princes Risborough—Wendover

Slow Ways added Priwen one, a new walk from Princes Risborough to Wendover

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Thame—Princes Risborough

Slow Ways added Thapri one, a new walk from Thame to Princes Risborough

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Watlington (South Oxfordshire)—Princes Risborough

Slow Ways added Watpri one, a new walk from Watlington (South Oxfordshire) to Princes Risborough

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steve@stevemoody.uk took this photo on Priwen one

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Princes Risborough, Fri 3 February

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Princes Risborough’s Slow Ways starting point

Grid ref

SP8074503497

Lat / Lon

51.72439° / -0.83238°

Easting / Northing

480,745E / 203,497N

Facilities

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

Public toilet

Wheelchair accessible toilet

Supermarket

Restaurant

Accommodation

Accommodation < £50

Campsite

Bothy

Free wifi

Mobility scooter hire

Off-road wheelchair hire

Disabled Parking

Train station

Bus stop

Ferry

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