Two glorious villages stand out on this walk: Cuddington at the start point, with its various characterful thatched cottages and elegant pub in the centre (and start point to this walk, should you feel tempted), and Nether, or Lower Winchendon, which is similarly picturesque and boasts a Victorian circular stone postbox, perfectly positioned outside the church.
In between, there are opportunities to sample and cross the small but peaceful River Thame on this circular four and a bit mile walk, for which you should allow around 90 minutes, excluding stops. As well as the river there are various brooks and springs, making for wet ground at times, so walking boots are a must at all times of the year. You will need to negotiate several gates, kissing gates and stiles along the way. Whilst most of the stiles have gaps or dog gates alongside, at least one has neither, so dogs may need a lift over. You will be sharing many of the pastures with cattle and sheep.
There's a village store in Cuddington to stock up on snacks, but no other re-provisioning point on the walk itself.
Cuddington is half a mile north of the A418 Aylesbury to Thame road, three miles south west of Aylesbury. Both these towns have stations on the Chiltern Line, although they are on different branches so a change would be necessary. Park on the road in the village. The walk starts at The Crown pub in the centre (HP18 0BB).
The full walk can be viewed and printed via the iFootpath website - Cuddington and the Thame Valley This walk is also available on the iFootpath App.
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