Pete's Walks - The South Bucks Way

About the South Bucks Way

The South Bucks Way is one of a number of long-distance paths that link the better known National Trails. In this case, the South Bucks Way links the Ridgeway at Coombe Hill (near Wendover in Bucks, and close to the Prime Ministerís week-end retreat at Chequers) to the Grand Union Canal trail at Denham. For most of its 23-mile course, the South Bucks Way follows the valley of the river Misbourne, one of only four rivers in the Chiltern Hills.

 Buckinghamshire County Council publish a leaflet about the South Bucks Way. An order form for this (and leaflets about numerous other walks in Buckinghamshire) can be found on their website - 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 172 map (but be warned, the route on the ground does not always agree entirely with the map!).

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