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Named discs, with Bucks swanNorth Bucks Way

53 km / 33 miles

Bucks, Milton K
The North Bucks Way was set up by the Ramblers Association in 1972. A walk from the Ridgeway at Chequers Nature Reserve to the county boundary at Pulpit Hill Nature Reserve crossing the Vale of Aylesbury and taking in a number of villages. It connects with the Cross Bucks Way at Addington. At Wolverton the waymarked Grafton Way (13 miles and on OS mapping) leads to Greens Norton to join with the Knightley Way (see Nene Way). The Tramway Trail (6 miles) provides an alternative connection between Quainton and Waddesdon, the route taking to the Brill Tramway and the grounds of Waddesdon Manor. The Ouse Valley Walk (13 miles) follows the River Great Ouse between Buckingham and Milton Keynes and connects with the North Bucks Way at Iron Viaduct. See Aylesbury Ring and Oxfordshire Way.


Path Type: Paths Marked on OS mapping
Waymark: Named discs, with Bucks swan Waymark: Named discs, with Bucks swan
SP830053 - Pulpit Hill Nature Reserve, Great Kimble, Princes Risborough, Bucks
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SP806413 - Wolverton, Milton Keynes, Bucks
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Open Date: 1972
Web Sites: Buckinghamshire CC - North Bucks Way - PDF

Publications, Badges and Certificates:

Leaflet: North Bucks Way (Buckinghamshire County Council)


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  Contains Ordnance Survey data © Crown copyright and database right 2011.
  At high zoom levels the route is indicative only.
Purchase Ordnance Survey Maps (path is named on OS maps):
OS Landranger: 152165
OS Landranger Active: 152165
OS Explorer: 181192207
OS Explorer Active: 181192207

Accommodation within 5 Km of this Path:

From Path Along Path
B & B Accommodation: Olympic Lodge  (bookable online) 2 Km 9 Km
Hostel Accommodation: Milton Keynes YHA, Vicarage Road, Milton Keynes, Bucks 2 Km 51 Km

Connected Paths:

National Trails (England & Wales): Ridgeway National Trail
Paths Marked on OS mapping: Aylesbury Ring; Cross Bucks Way; Grafton Way; Grand Union Canal Walk; Knightley Way; Midshires Way; Milton Keynes Boundary Walk; Nene Way; Ouse Valley Walk; Swan's Way; Thame Valley Walk
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Other Paths: Jubilee Way (Bernwood); Outer Aylesbury Ring; Tramway Trail
Anytime Challenges: Chequers Challenge; John Schorne Peregrination


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Route Profile:

52.9 Km (32.9 miles)
481 m (1,578 ft) ascent
190 m (623 ft)  maximum height