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Swan's head in horseshoe on named discsSwan's Way

Buckinghamshire, Milton Keynes, Northamptonshire, Oxfordshire

106 km / 66 miles
From the Northants border the route crosses the Vale of Aylesbury to meet the Ridgeway near Princes Risborough and then follows the chalk slopes of the Chilterns to the Thames at Goring. There is a link with the Cross Bucks Way at Swanbourne.

The Judges' Ride (16 miles), coincident for short sections with the Swan's Way and the Ridgeway, provides a link to such as Stoke Row, the location of the Maharajah's Well.

UPDATE August 2022 - The construction of HS2 is impacting the routes of several LDPs between Waddesdon and the existing railway line to the north west of Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire. The LDPs identified are the Aylesbury Ring, the Outer Aylesbury Ring, the Swan's Way, the Midshires Way and the Buckinghamshire Way. These right of way closures are scheduled to continue until March 2025. See the Bucks CC webpage (search on Waddesdon):


Waymark: Swan's head in horseshoe on named discs
Path Type: Paths Marked on OS mapping
Waymark: Swan's head in horseshoe on named discs
Attributes: Horse Ride (Multi User)
Start: SP810509 - Salcey Forest, Milton Keynes View on StreetMap
Finish: SU600808 - Goring-on-Thames, Oxfordshire View on StreetMap
Web Sites: Pete's Walks Blog - Swan's Way [blog]

Publications, Badges and Certificates:

External download Swan's Way  (National Trails  - 2011 ) Download


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Contains Ordnance Survey data © Crown copyright and database right 2016.
© OpenStreetMap contributors under Open Database Licence.
Rights of way data from selected Local Authorities.
Large scale digital mapping is provided by John Thorn.
At high zoom levels the route is indicative only.
Purchase Ordnance Survey Maps (path is named on OS maps):
OS Landranger 152, 164, 165, 174, 175
OS Landranger Active 152, 164, 165, 174, 175
OS Explorer 170, 171, 181, 192, 207
OS Explorer Active 170, 171, 181, 192, 207

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Route Profile:

106.3 km (66.1 miles)
1,050 m (3,445 ft) ascent
180 m (591 ft)  maximum height

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