GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

Winslow Walks

8 miles (13.6 km)

This Buckinghamshire based market town has some nice country trails to try. There's interesting buildings in the town too with old thatched cottages, a 14th century church and an old hall dating from 1700.
This circular walk from the town uses part of the Cross Bucks Way to visit the neighbouring villages of Swanbourne and Granborough. There's some attractive cottages and more historic buildings to see, inclulding a noteworthy 13th century church in Swanbourne.
The route starts at Winslow Hall in the town centre. The hall dates from 1700 and is thought to have been designed by famous architect SirChristopher Wren. From here you can pick up the Cross Bucks Way and follow the waymarked footpath east to Swanbourne where the trail links with the epic Midshires Way. Follow the trail south west and it will take you past the Holcombe Cottages to Granborough.
The route then heads north west to Tuckey Cottage and Bridge Farm Cottages where you turn east to follow a footpath back into the town.

Postcode

MK18 3AB - Please note: Postcode may be approximate for some rural locations

Winslow OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking

Winslow Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking

Pubs/Cafes

The Bell Hotel is set in a half timbered building dating back to the 16th century. The inn serves good quality food and has a nice outdoor seating area. They can be found on the Market Square at postcode MK18 3AB.

Further Information and Other Local Ideas

If you head east on the Cross Bucks Way it will take you to the market town of Leighton Buzzard. Here you can pick up the Grand Union Canal Walk and visit the expansive Rushmere Country Park where there are miles of woodland trails and a pretty lake.
To the west there's the National Trust's Claydon House and park to visit.
For cyclists National Cycle Route 51 passes through the town.
For more walking ideas in the area see the Chilterns Walks and the Buckinghamshire Walks pages.

Photos

Winslow Hall - geograph.org.uk - 1056405

Winslow Hall. A fine house dating from circa 1700 and thought to have been designed by Sir Christopher Wren.

The Market Square, Winslow, Bucks - geograph.org.uk - 40340

The Market Square, Winslow, Bucks

Winslow, A413 Sheep Street - geograph.org.uk - 163539

Thatched cottages in Sheep Street. The tall chimneys and high roof of the building in the distance to the far left are those of Winslow Hall.

Winslow, The Parish Church of St Laurence - geograph.org.uk - 163544

Winslow, The Parish Church of St Laurence. The church dates from 1320.

Nearton End, Swanbourne - geograph.org.uk - 438698

Nearton End, Swanbourne. The lane ahead leads to the Cross Bucks Way path and bridleway

Abovemead Farm across wheat field, near Winslow - geograph.org.uk - 438686

Abovemead Farm across wheat field, near Winslow

Wide grass verge on Midshires way bridleway - geograph.org.uk - 437508

Wide grass verge on Midshires way bridleway. This section of bridleway is the Midshires Way and the Swan Way, and is very wide between its hedges.

Granborough Village Hall - geograph.org.uk - 606196

Granborough Village Hall

Video

GPS Files

GPX File

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Memory Map Route

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