GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

Brill Tramway Trail

6 miles (10 km)

This short circular walk follows the bed of the Brill tramway, through Quainton, Westcott and Waddesdon.
You start at Quainton and follow the path to the Buckingham Railway Centre where you will find a working steam museum set in a 25 acre site. The walk then continues through Westcott to the exquisite Waddesdon Manor.
Built in the style of a French chateau between 1874 and 1889 for Baron Ferdinand de Rothschild the house is also surrounded by formal gardens and an English landscape park.
The final stretch takes you through the pretty village of Waddesdon to the finish point at Quainton.

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Brill Tramway Trail OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking

Brill Tramway Trail Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking

Further Information and Other Local Ideas

Head north into Brill itself and you can try the Brill Windmill Walk and visit the photogenic 17th century post mill.
For more walking ideas in the area see the Buckinghamshire Walks page.

Cycle Routes and Walking Routes Nearby

Photos

Buckinghamshire Railway Centre - geograph.org.uk - 1922846

Buckinghamshire Railway Centre

Railway trackbed near Westcott 1 - geograph.org.uk - 380616

Railway trackbed near Westcott. This path marks the trackbed of the Wotton Tramway opened in 1870 that ran from Quainton Road station to the village of Brill, a distance of six and a quarter miles. The trackbed lies alongside the C road to the left from the A41 (1/2km behind the camera) to Quainton Road station, 1km further up the road.

Waddesdon Manor (37827611862)

Waddesdon Manor

Brill-tramway-park

Tramway Business Park, Brill, Buckinghamshire. The business park gets its name from the Brill Tramway, which ran from Quainton Road and terminated in a station near where the business park stands today. It is astonishing to think that this was the terminus of a branch of the Metropolitan Line, run by the London Underground until 1936.

Field and footpath near Quainton - geograph.org.uk - 408551

Field and footpath near Quainton

Site of Wotton (Brill Tramway) railway station

A Farm Road. This farm road is the original location for Wotton Station on the Brill Tramway, which ran from Quainton Road to Westcott.

GPS Files

GPX File

Tramway Trail.gpx (On Desktop:Right Click>'Save As. On Ipad/Iphone:Click and hold>Share>Save to Files')
NB GPS file for this route only details route start - route is waymarked from there in

Memory Map Route

Tramway Trail.mmo (On Desktop:Right Click>'Save As. On Ipad/Iphone:Click and hold >Share>Save to Files)