GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

Mentmore Walks

6 miles (10 km)

This pretty village is located near Leighton Buzzard in Buckinghamshire. In the village you'll find many old pretty cottages associated with the historic 19th century Mentmore Towers Estate.
This circular walk from the village explores the surrounding countryside and visits the neighbouring village of Cheddington.
You can extend the walk by heading east to pick up the Grand Union Canal Walk. You could follow the towpath south and enjoy more waterside walking around the Tring Reservoirs.


LU7 0QF - Please note: Postcode may be approximate for some rural locations

Mentmore OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking

Mentmore Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking

Walks near Mentmore

  • Leighton Buzzard - This Bedfordshire based market town is located close to a canal, two fine country parks and the Chiltern Hills AONB
  • Ascott House - This National Trust owned estate is the countryside residence of the Rothschild family
  • Rushmere Country Park - Explore 400 acres of lakes, ancient woodland conifer plantations, meadows and heath in this country park in Leighton Buzzard
  • Tring Circular Walk - This circular walk explores some of the highlights surrounding the Hertfordshire town of Tring
  • Tring Reservoirs - Enjoy a waterside walk around these pretty reservoirs in Hertfordshire
  • Tring Park - This splendid park in the Chilterns AONB has lots of good walking trails to try
  • Wendover Canal Arm - This easy walk follows the Wendover Arm of the Grand Union Canal from Wendover to Bulbourne
  • Wendover Circular Walk - This circular walk explores the area surrounding the Buckinghamshire town of Wendover
  • Wendover Woods - Enjoy miles of great cycling and walking trails in this large forest in Buckinghamshire
  • Wiggington - This village is located near Tring in Hertfordshire
  • Weston Turville Reservoir - This walk visits the Weston Turville Reservoir just south of the Buckinghamshire village of the same name.
  • Aylesbury Canal - This waterside walk takes you along the Aylesbury Arm of the Grand Union Canal
  • Aylesbury Ring - This long circular walk takes you on a tour of the beautiful Aylesbury Vale in Buckinghamshire


In the village you can enjoy some post exercise rest and refreshment at The Stag. The pub has an interesting history having been built by Baron Mayer de Rothschild in the mid-1850s as part of the Mentmore Estate. The attractive pub has a good menu and a lovely landscaped garden for the warmer months. You can find them at postcode LU7 0QF for your sat navs.  

Dog Walking

The country trails make for a pleasnt dog walk and the Stag mentioned above is also dog friendly.


Mentmore Towers - Side Entrance - - 296475

Mentmore Towers - Side Entrance. These spectacular gates are only the side entrance to the magnificent pile that is Mentmore Towers. The house, known usually simply as "Mentmore" or "The Mansion" was built for Baron Mayer de Rothschild between 1852 & 1854. It was subsequently the home of Lord Roseberry (a member of the Rothschild family by marriage). It was mooted at one time that Prince Charles might come to live here, but he decided on Highgrove instead. After a period where it was unused it was taken over by the "Natural Law Party" - the famous "Yogic Fliers". They, I believe, have now sold it on, and it is to become an exclusive 6* hotel. Much of the grounds to the south of the house now form Mentmore Golf Course.

The Stag, Mentmore - - 2873886

The Stag, Mentmore

Field by Mentmore Road - - 2490273

Field by Mentmore Road

Footpath to Cheddington - - 2490277

Footpath to Cheddington

Mentmore Towers 03

Mentmore Towers. Sir Joseph Paxton and his son-in-law, George Henry Stokes designed the building in the 19th-century revival of late 16th and early 17th-century Elizabethan and Jacobean styles called Jacobethan.The house was designed for the banker and collector of fine art Baron Mayer de Rothschild as a country home, and as a display case for his collection of fine art. The mansion has been described as one of the greatest houses of the Victorian era.

Mentmore - village houses - - 318129

Village houses. Mentmore is an estate village formerly belonging to the mansion of Mentmore Towers (see other photos for this square). Just about all the houses in this village are picturesque, the ones shown here being typical, though unlike many estate villages the houses are quite varied in design.

Gatehouse to Mentmore Towers - - 318122

Gatehouse to Mentmore Towers. Looking like something out of a Fairy Tale, this is one of the gatehouses to the mansion of Mentmore Towers, though now a private house unconnected to its former rôle.

Houses on the edge of Cheddington - - 2741133

Houses on the edge of Cheddington


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