Two circular walks: (1) through grounds of Waddesdon Manor (2) Waddesdon – Quainton – Waddesdon
OS Map Sheet Sheet 125,000 OS Explorer Series Sheet 181 Chiltern Hills North
These delightful walks take us through the Waddesdon Estate and surrounding countryside. You are advised to follow the weather forecast on the internet, bring waterproof jacket if likely to rain, & wear suitable walking shoes or boots. Lightweight casual trousers recommended (not jeans) + small rucksack to carry jacket, sandwiches, and drink. Bring plenty of fluids if the forecast is warm or hot. If diabetic bring medication and extra glucose & snacks in case of hypo.
START Walk 1 : Enter grounds of Waddesdon Manor and follow road to GR 744164, through gate onto private road to GR 753150. Cross main road and follow footpath (FP) & bridleway to North Lodge GR760152, pick up Swan’s Way to Roman Road GR762163 follow FP past Wormstone Farm and back to Five Arrows. Lunch in village.
Walk 2: Walk through village to mile post just beyond the Long Dog PH, turn right on FP and skirt Littleton Manor Farm to Station Road. Turn right and follow FP parallel to the road between the hedges to Buckinghamshire Railway Centre GR 738189. Follow road towards Quainton. Join North Buckinghamshire Way at GR 747200 and follow FP through many fields with multiple stiles and gates. Skirt Glebe Farm and re-join A41 turn right back to Five Arrows Hotel. FINISH
Getting there from Aylesbury – (Approximately 6.0 miles) A41 towards Bicester. In village centre just before Five Arrows Hotel, turn left into Baker Street and find parking space.
Getting There from Oxford : (Approximately 26.0 miles) A34 towards Bicester, take A41 for Aylesbury. In village centre just after Five Arrows Hotel, turn right into Baker Street and find parking space.
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Ridgeway and Vale Expeditions Walkers’ Code
- Walks will normally take place on the second Sunday in the month. In some months, where there is an overriding event, the day may be changed.
- It helps the Organiser to know who is intending to turn up. Please make contact beforehand.
- Grades of Walk are – Leisurely, Moderate, and Strenuous. If you are new to the group and to walking, start with a walk graded “Leisurely”, and build up.
- Walkers are reminded that they attend walks at their own risk and are responsible for their own safety. Make sure you bring the appropriate gear for the conditions and adequate food and drink. Also make sure you have your medication and blood sugar meter handy. Especially on long walks, carry emergency provisions.
- A First Aid kit and additional glucose will be carried by an experienced member of the group. Please check your blood sugar at intervals on a walk.
- Follow the Country Code. Respect, protect and enjoy the countryside. Take home your rubbish and bury any human waste.
- Walks Leaders are responsible for keeping the group together and path finding. Please do not go ahead of the Leader. Always inform the Leader or back marker if you wish to leave the walk, however briefly. Always inform the Leader if you are feeling hypoglaecemic or if you believe another member of the group’s blood sugar is low.
- On public roads, take great care to walk in single file, facing oncoming traffic unless advised to do otherwise by the Leader.
- Dogs will be allowed on walks at the discretion of the Leader. Please keep them on leads when there is stock about or on roads.
- Remove or cover up muddy boots when entering a pub or tearoom. Do not consume your own food or drink on the premises, including the garden without permission. (If you enter a pub to use the toilet, buy a drink.)