GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

Midshires Way

225 miles (362 km)

This route follows public bridleways and quiet country lanes through Middle England, from Bledlow, near Aylesbury in Buckinghamshire, to Stockport in Greater Manchester. The path links the Ridgeway National Trail with the Trans Pennine Trail passing through the countryside of Buckinghamshire, Northamptonshire, Leicesteshire, Nottinghamshire and the Derbyshire Peak District National Park.
Highlights include waterside sections along the Grand Union Canal, the Peak Forest Canal and the River Ouse. There is a splendid wooded section through Salcey Forest near Northampton where you could try the Tree Top Trail. There are also terrific views of the Derbyshire Dales, and a lovely section around Fernilee Reservoir and Errwood Reservoir in the Peak District.
The walk is waymarked with a white disc featuring two acorns.

Midshires Way OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking

Midshires Way Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking


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Waddesdon Manor

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River Great Ouse, Milton Keynes

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Grand Union Canal near Gayton

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Sawley Marina, Leicestershire

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Countryside in the Amber Valley District near Belper, Derbyshire

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The Derbyshire Dales near Middleton

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Fernilee Reservoir in the Peak District

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Along the Lower Peak Forest Canal, Romiley near Stockport

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GPS Files

GPX File

Midshires Way.gpx (right click - 'Save As')

Memory Map Route

Midshires Way.mmo (right click - 'Save As')