Three Locks  Soulbury  – Stockgrove – Rushmere – Nun Wood – Shire Oak – Little Brickhill – Duncombe Wood – Great Brickhill – Three Locks Soulbury

Map Sheets 1:25,000 OS Explorer Series – Sheet 192  – Buckingham & Milton Keynes

Parking is free. Toilets and Refreshments available at the Three Locks Pub

Wonderful walk along the Grand Union Canal, through sections of the Greensand Ridge Walk and through the Brickhill villages.

Start and Finish: Soulbury Three Locks car park  GR 893283  Postcode for Three Locks Pub  MK17 9DD
Start Time: Sunday 13th November 09.45am for 10.00 am departure

Difficulty: Moderate  9.5 miles

Leader: Seamus Ryan  Mobile No 07785 508804

Waypoints:
Start at Canal Bridge GR 889294, follow  to Paper Mill Farm GR 892294 – Track Jn         GR 895294 – Road Xing  GR 900291 – Track Jn GR 908292 – Track Jn GR 911295 – Lodge GR 915298 – Path / Road Jn GR 917299 – Path Jn GR 921306 – Road Xing GR 928308 – Path / Road Jn GR 934310 – Track Xing GR 926322 – Track Jn GR 924326 – Path Jn GR 916334 – Stile GR 917327 – Stile  GR 916327 – Road Xing GR 917316 – Home Farm GR 909308 – Track / Road Jn GR 906307 – Track to Road  Jn  GR 905302 – Paper Mill Farm GR 892294 – Canal Bridge GR 889294 – car park – Finish

Getting there from Aylesbury – A418 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 : 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 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.

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.)