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Buckinghamshire Walks

From the heights of its County Top at Haddington Hill to the rolling Chiltern Hills, shady Burnham Beeches and the lazy banks of the rural Thames, Buckinghamshire offers all the green gentleness of the historical old English county it is.

Thameside strolling on the Cliveden Estate, Buckinghamshire

Thameside strolling on the Cliveden Estate, Buckinghamshire

There is plenty of variety on offer and all within easy reaching distance of London, making the county a popular destination with weekend visitors escaping the Big Smoke. Although areas of the Chiltern Hills can pose a challenging incline or two, most  of the walking in Buckinghamshire is fairly gentle and interspersed regularly with good pubs and refreshment opportunities making this a perfect place to get out in the countryside with kids.

Explore Buckinghamshire’s many footpaths with one of the Baby Routes tried and tested walks below or for more ideas you may find the following links useful.

  • Buckinghamshire County Council have an impressive amount of information on walking and cycling in the county on their website. You can find interactive maps of recommended walking and bike routes as well as further ideas and background information here.
  • The Chilterns AONB website offers lots of information on walking in the Chiltern Hills, including suggestions for easy access walks that are suitable for wheelchair and pushchair users.
  • Thames Path – National Trails website contains everything you need to know about walking this great riverside walk.
Turville - Fingest Screen Walk, Baby Routes

Turville to Fingest Screen ASOS Round Walk

Walk Distance: 3.9km

Walk Duration: 1hr 45 at relaxed preschooler speed, not including a stop at the excellent Chequers Inn

Ordnance Survey: OS Explorer 171 Chiltern Hills West; OS Landranger 175 Reading & Windsor

Suitable for: Good little walkers, babies in carriers (but if you have weak knees be aware there are a couple of …

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Cliveden Estate -walking by the idyllic rural Thames

Cliveden Estate Walk

Walk Distance: 6km

Walk Duration: 2 hours (including plenty of exploring and view-admiring time!)

OS Map: OS Explorer 172 Chiltern Hills East

(the walk maps provided by the National Trust at Cliveden are equally helpful).

Suitable for: babies in backpacks; older children, (in theory you could take an all-terrain buggy on the route but there …

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Hambleden Lock and weir, Mill End, Baby Routes

Hambleden Lock 6k Circular Walk

 

Walk Distance: 6.4km

Walk Duration: 1 hour 40 at a steady pace (with 1 year old in carrier, no toddler & no pub stop!)

Ordnance Survey: OS Explorer 171 Chiltern Hills West, OS Landrager 175 Reading & Windsor

Suitable for: Babies in carriers, good little walkers, all the family. There is also the option to …

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Pushchair walk along the Thames at Marlow

Marlow Riverside Walk

Walk Distance: 5.1 km

Walk Duration: 1 hour 40 (using pushchairs – tested with Mamas & Papas Sola & Phil & Ted’s offroader)

Suitable for: buggies, baby carriers

Walk Features: Thameside walking, duck feeding opportunities, plenty of coffee shop options at walk start/finish, accessible from town centre, playground at walk start/finish.

Walk Description:

This walk …

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