Pete's Walks - The North Bucks Way

About the North Bucks Way

The North Bucks Way was created in 1972 by the Ramblers Association. It is 35 miles long, running from the Ridgeway path near Great Kimble to Wolverton on the outskirts of Milton Keynes, where it links up with the Grafton Way on the county boundary with Northamptonshire (the Grafton Way in turn joins the Knightley Way, thus forming a continuous path as far as Badby, near Daventry).

 The North Bucks Way starts by descending the steep north slope of the Chiltern hills and then crosses the Vale of Aylesbury. It passes through some picturesque villages such as Great Horwood and Quainton and offers distant views of historic houses such as Waddesdon Manor, Whaddon Hall and Eythrope. It finishes by passing through the modern city of Milton Keynes.

 Buckinghamshire County Council publishes a leaflet describing the North Bucks Way, available from their web site (see my links page). Most of the historical or other factual data that I quote in my journal is taken from this source. The route is also shown on the OS Explorer map 192.

Click here to see a very rough map of the North Bucks Way (but only if you have already read my disclaimer and notes regarding maps).