GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

South Bucks Way

23 miles (37 km)

The South Bucks Way runs from Coombe Hill near Wendover to Denham near Uxbridge for a distance of approximately 23 miles.
You begin at the top of Coombe Hill with splendid views of the surrounding countryside and descend towards Great Missenden where you will pass the Abbey and join the River Misbourne.
The route then follows the river through Little Missenden and the pretty Shardeloes Park where there are some picturesque lakes and a fine old mansion house. You then pass through Amersham, Chalfont St Giles and Chalfont St Peter before joining the River Colne for the final stretch into Denham, where you finish by the Grand Union Canal.

South Bucks Way OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking

South Bucks Way Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking


The route finishes near the West London town of Uxbridge which has an interesting history as the site of the attempted negotiations between KingCharles Iand theParliamentary Armyduring theEnglish Civil War. Thepublic houseat the centre of those events, since renamed the Crown & Treaty, still stands and is worthy of some investigation.The pub is Grade II* listed, and dates from 1576. There is even an album named after the pub by mercury prize nominated band Sweet Billy Pilgrim. The pub does very good food and also has a fine outdoor bar for the summer months. You can find the historic inn on Oxford Road at postcode UB8 1LU for your sat navs.

Further Information and Other Local Ideas

The route is coincident with the Chiltern Heritage Trail, another long distance trail running through the area.
For more walking ideas in the area see the Buckinghamshire Walks page.


The start of the South Bucks Way - - 850027

The start of the South Bucks Way on the Grand Union Canal Towpath

The South Bucks Way in Shardeloes Park - - 50634

The trail in Shardeloes Park in Amersham.

South Bucks Way - Ridgeway - - 1301288

Ridgeway View from the war memorial.

Weir on River Misbourne - - 828802

Weir on River Misbourne near Kennel Farm

Breaches Wood - - 828808

Breaches Wood

Dibden Hill - - 829901

Dibden Hill

Farmland, Little Hampden - - 746162

Farmland, Little Hampden. Cereal fields on the approach to the hamlet

Denham, The Pyghtle - - 232196

Denham: The Pyghtle. Pyghtle (or pightle) is an endearing Anglo Saxon word to describe a small enclosure of land. This one is now a public footpath and goes from Denham Village to Denham railway station. It is also now on the route of The South Bucks Way.

Elevation Profile


GPS Files

GPX File

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Memory Map Route

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