Three Locks – Grand Union Canal – Rushmere Park – Stockgrove Park – Great Brickhill – Three Locks

OS Map Sheet Sheet 125,000 OS Explorer Series Sheet 192 – Buckingham & Milton Keynes

Start Time: Sunday 12th November 2017 09.45 for 10.00hrs

Start and Finish: Car Park at Three Locks, Stoke Hammond GR 892282 Postcode MK17 9DD. Parking is free of charge – toilets in Rushmere and Stockgrove. A circular walk on mostly well-marked paths – although somewhat muddy (gaiters recommended). The walk follows the Grand Union Canal for a short distance, passing through Rushmere and Stockgrove Parks, and the attractive village of Great Brickhill – which offers delightful views. Some hills, but mainly easy walking.

Difficulty: 8.5 miles: For those walkers wishing to do a shorter walk (4 miles), car can either be left at Stockgrove Car Park – postcode LU7 0BE, or the Old Red Lion pub at Great Brickhill (5.5 miles) – postcode MK17 9AH. Contact walk leader for details.

Leaders: Janet Ewart M: 07530 132285 E: & Ivy Model.

Waypoints: Start : From car park GR 892282 along Grand Union Canal – Road GR 909270 – 910271 Path – Rushmere GR 914278 – paths through Park – GR 920284-path –  Stockgrove Road Xing GR 920294 – path – road GR 919299- track – GR 916298 to Jn GR 911295- path – Great Brickhill GR 905302- track to Paper Mill GR 895295 – Canal GR 889294 – back to Three Locks Pub and car park GR 892282. Finish

Getting there from Aylesbury – (Approx 13.0 miles): Take A418 to through Wing to Leighton Buzzard bypass (A 4146) then turn left, drive straight over the next roundabout (B 4032) and at the next roundabout turn right onto Stoke Road. Drive 200 yards and turn left. Drive 1 mile passing over a railway bridge until reaching a cross-roads just before Three Locks pub (signed left to Soulbury and right to Brickhill) turn right and immediately right again into car park.

 Getting There from Oxford : (Approx 39.0 miles): A 40 to Junction 8 Milton Interchange then A 418 to Thame, round Thame on bypass and A 418 to Leighton Buzzard bypass (A 4146), then as above.

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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.)