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Swan's head in horseshoe on named discsSwan's Way

106 km / 66 miles

Bucks, Milton K, Northants, Oxon
From the Northants border the route crosses the Vale of Aylesbury to meet the Ridgeway near Princes Risborough and then follows the chalk slopes of the Chilterns to the Thames at Goring. There is a link with the Cross Bucks Way at Swanbourne.

The Judge's Ride (16 miles), coincident for short sections with the Swan's Way and the Ridgeway, provides a link to such as Stoke Row, the location of the Maharajah's Well.


Path Type: Paths Marked on OS mapping
Waymark: Swan's head in horseshoe on named discs Waymark: Swan's head in horseshoe on named discs
Attributes: Horse Ride (Multi User); Downland/Wolds
SP810509 - Salcey Forest, Milton K
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SU601808 - Goring-on-Thames, Oxon
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Web Sites: Buckinghamshire CC - Swan's Way - PDF

Publications, Badges and Certificates:

Leaflet: Swan's Way (Buckinghamshire County Council)
Leaflet: Judge's Ride (Oxfordshire 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: 152164165174175
OS Landranger Active: 152164165174175
OS Explorer: 170171181192207
OS Explorer Active: 170171181192207

Accommodation within 5 Km of this Path:

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Hostel Accommodation: Milton Keynes YHA, Vicarage Road, Milton Keynes, Bucks < 1 Km 18 Km
B & B Accommodation: Olympic Lodge  (bookable online) 3 Km 59 Km
Hotels: The Lambert Arms  (bookable online) < 1 Km 81 Km
B & B Accommodation: Little Gables Bed & Breakfast  (bookable online) 1 Km 95 Km
Hostel Accommodation: Streatley on Thames YHA, Reading Road, Streatley, Berkshire 1 Km 106 Km
Self-catering: Brambly Thatch Cottage  (bookable online) 3 Km 106 Km

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Connected Paths:

E Routes: E-Route 2 UK Section - Dover to Kirk Yetholm
National Trails (England & Wales): Ridgeway National Trail; Thames Path National Trail
Paths Marked on OS mapping: Aylesbury Ring; Chiltern Way; Cross Bucks Way; Grand Union Canal Walk; Hanslope Circular Ride; Icknield Way Trail; Midshires Way; Milton Keynes Boundary Walk; North Bucks Way; Ouse Valley Way; Oxfordshire Way; Shakespeare's Way; Three Shires Way
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Other Paths: Chiltern Way Southern Extension; Claude Duval Bridleroute; Goring to Goring; Jubilee Way (Bernwood); Judge's Ride; Northamptonshire Round; Orange Way; Outer Aylesbury Ring; Seven Shires Way; Thames Valley Circular Walk; Tramway Trail
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Anytime Challenges: John Schorne Peregrination


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Route Profile:

106.3 Km (66.1 miles)
1,050 m (3,445 ft) ascent
180 m (591 ft)  maximum height