GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

Long Crendon Walks

4 miles (6.6 km)

This attractive Buckinghamshire village has a number of photogenic ancient buildings, quaint thatched cottages and some pleasant riverside trails for walkers. The settlement lies just over a mile north of the Oxfordshire town of Thame.
This circular walk from the village uses part of the Thame Valley Walk and the Bernwood Jubilee Way to visit the historic Notley Abbey.
The walk starts in the village where you can pick up the Thame Valley Walk and follow it north east through the settlement. You'll pass the Long Crendon Courthouse which dates to the 15th century and is run by the National Trust. The timber framed medieval property houses an interesting historical exhibition on the village.
You continue east into the countryside, passing Cop Hill before coming to Notley Abbey. The Augustinianabbey wasfounded in the 12th centuryand sits in a fine location by the River Thame. Today the remains are used tohostweddings and private events. You can follow a pleasant riverside footpath south west along the river for about a quarter of a mile.
At the end of the river path you have the option of returning on the same trails or passing through the Industrial Estate and rejoining the Thame Valley Way on the Thame Road.


HP18 9AL - Please note: Postcode may be approximate for some rural locations

Long Crendon OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking

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Walks near Long Crendon

  • Waterperry Gardens - Explore the extensive grounds of the 17th century Waterperry House on this short walk near Oxford
  • Waddesdon Manor - Explore the beautiful grounds surrounding this exquisite French Renaissance-style chateau near Aylesbury
  • Quainton Hill - This circular walk climbs to Quainton Hill from the Buckinghamshire village of Quainton
  • Thame Valley Walk - Follow the River Thame from Albury in Oxfordshire to Aylesbury in Buckinghamshire on this pleasant waterside walk
  • Bernwood Forest - This large area of woodland is located a few miles north east of Oxford city centre
  • Bernwood Jubilee Way - Explore the Ancient Royal Forest of Bernwood on this circular walk devised to celebrate the Queen's Golden Jubilee
  • Chiltern Way - This is the original 125 mile circuit of the Chilterns AONB taking you through Hemel Hempstead, Chalfont St Giles, Marlow, Hambleden, Turville, Fingest, Bix Bottom, Ewelme, the Ridgeway, Stokenchurch, Great Hampden, Aldbury, the Dunstable Downs Country Park, Sharpenhoe Clappers and Harpenden
  • Princes Risborough - This Buckinghamshire based town is in a great location for exploring the beautiful Chiltern Hills AONB.
    This walk from the town's train station takes you to some of the highlights of the area
  • Phoenix Trail - This is a lovely short flat ride running from Thame to Princes Risborough.
    The route is largely off road and takes you along a safe tranquil path with splendid views of the Chilterns in the distance
  • Thame - The market town of Thame is well served by a number of public footpaths branching out into the surrounding countryside
  • Haddenham - This picturesque Buckinghamshire based village includes a pretty duck pond, a fine old church and quaint thatched cottages


Back in the village head to the historic Eight Bells for some relaxation and refreshment after your exercise. They serve good quality dishes which you can enjoy in the lovely garden area. You can find them on the High Street at postcode HP18 9AL for your sat navs.

Dog Walking

The country and river trails make for a fine dog walk. The Eight Bells mentioned above is also dog friendly.


High Street, Long Crendon (geograph 6694649)

High Street. The village's picturesque cottages and period architecture made Long Crendon a favourite location for the popular Midsomers Murders television programme.

Long Crendon Courthouse (geograph 3230985)

Long Crendon Courthouse

Ascending Cop Hill - - 3230983

Ascending Cop Hill

Notley Abbey (geograph 6060371)

Notley Abbey. The building has been visited by notable figures such asHenry V, and was owned by the celebritiesLaurence OlivierandVivien Leigh.

River Thame - - 714347

River Thame emerges from a weir by the Thame Valley Walk

Notley Dovecot - - 46708

Notley Dovecot

The Manor, Long Crendon - - 165967

The Manor, Long Crendon. The village has numerous beautiful buildings, this, The Manor is one of the more spectacular. This photo taken through its entrance archway. The Manor is on Frogmore Lane to the south of the village.

Buddleia in Burts Lane (geograph 4208408)

Buddleia in Burts Lane


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