GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

Cross Bucks Way

24 miles (38 km)

Travel from Stratton Audley in Buckinghamshire to Linslade, near Leighton Buzzard along the Cross Bucks Way.
The route meanders through the Buckinghamshire countryside passing Hillesden, Winslow and Hollingdon before a pleasant waterside stretch along the Grand Union Canal Walk takes you to Linslade.

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

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


In Leighton Buzzard you could stop off at The Grove Lock. At the canalside pub you can sit outside and enjoy fine views over the water. It's located just south to the start point of the route at postcode LU7 0QU for your sat navs.

Further Information and Other Local Ideas

For more walking ideas in the area see the Bedfordshire Walks and the Buckinghamshire Walks pages.

Cycle Routes and Walking Routes Nearby


Cross Bucks Way - - 810091

Looking back towards Soulbury on the Cross Bucks Way.

Cross Bucks Way by Hillesden Church - - 716269

Hillesden Church

Cross Bucks Way - - 464765

The hedged and tree lined path heads East out from Hillesden

Nearton End, Swanbourne - - 438698

Nearton End, Swanbourne

Claydon Brook near Addington 2 - - 491480

Claydon Brook near Addington 1. This is Claydon Brook where it is crossed by the footpath between Claydon Hill Farm and Addington, which is on the Cross Bucks Way. In this view looking south-east, the brook flows towards the camera, with a wood on the west bank. The brook drains a large area from Botolph Claydon in the west, to Oving and Whitchurch in the south, and Mursley in the east, a distance east-west of about 10km.

Claydon Brook near Addington - - 433803

Claydon Brook near Addington 2. The brook flows north-west in the direction of the camera to become part of Padbury Brook, which flows north into the Lovatt River, east of Buckingham, which is a tributary of the Great Ouse.

Track to King's Bridge - - 491500

Track to King's Bridge. The track ahead goes west to a bridge over Padbury Brook, King's Bridge, where it becomes a bridleway. The tarmac road in the foreground is the 1km long no-through-road from the C road between Padbury to Steeple Claydon, which ends at Lower Kingsbridge Farm which is off camera to the right. Both the track and the road are on the trail.

King's Bridge - - 949287

King's Bridge. This is King's Bridge, a relatively modern girder and wooden deck bridge over Padbury Brook, about 300m west of the hamlet of Kingsbridge. The bridge is only wide enough for walkers and horse riders. It is most likely that this bridge has replaced an earlier one as the brook is fairly wide with few natural crossing places. It is not known why a bridge in a relatively remote spot should be called King's Bridge but elsewhere such a rural bridge might link two royal estates. The bridge is also a crossing point for a north-south footpath between Padbury and Steeple Claydon, which is also on the route of the Bernwood Jubilee Way, and a bridleway to the village of Gawcott to the west, the first part of which is on the route of the Cross Bucks Way, as is the bridge and the unmetalled road to Kingsbridge.

Elevation Profile

GPS Files

GPX File

Cross Bucks Way.gpx (On Desktop:Right Click>Save As. On Ipad/Iphone:Click and hold>Download Linked File)

Memory Map Route

Cross Bucks Way.mmo (On Desktop:Right Click>Save As. On Ipad/Iphone:Click and hold >Download Linked File)