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Triple-linked horseshoesThree Shires Way

79 km / 49 miles

Beds, Cambs, Milton K, Northants
A bridleway running through quiet rural landscape and remnants of ancient woodland. Linking with the Swan's Way at the start, it takes in the county boundaries of Bucks, Beds and Northants at Threeshire Wood. The original Grafham Water Circular Ride, around the reservoir (12.4 miles) has now been added to the route at the finish to make the total distance 49 miles.


Path Type: Paths Marked on OS mapping
Waymark: Triple-linked horseshoes Waymark: Triple-linked horseshoes
Attributes: Horse Ride (Multi User); Lake/Reservoir/Loch
SP820468 - Tathall End, Milton K
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TL144697 - Grafham Water, Cambs
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Web Sites: GPS Routes - Three Shires Way

Publications, Badges and Certificates:

Leaflet: Three Shires Way (Cambridgeshire County Council - 1990)
Leaflet: Grafham Water Circular Ride (Anglian Water Leisure)


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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: 152153
OS Landranger Active: 152153
OS Explorer: 207224225
OS Explorer Active: 207224225

Accommodation within 5 Km of this Path:

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Hotels: The George Hotel and Brasserie  (bookable online) 1 Km 64 Km
Self-catering: New Found Place  (bookable online) 2 Km 68 Km

Connected Paths:

Paths Marked on OS mapping: Hanslope Circular Ride; Midshires Way; Milton Keynes Boundary Walk; Ouse Valley Way; Swan's Way
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Other Paths: Grafham Water Circular Ride


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Route Profile:

78.7 Km (48.9 miles)
593 m (1,946 ft) ascent
113 m (371 ft)  maximum height