The Aylesbury Ring

The Aylesbury Ring is a 32 mile long distance path which as its description suggests is a circular route around
the county town of Aylesbury, never very far from the town but mostly in quiet and peaceful rural countryside. It goes through very varied countryside taking in rivers, canals, woods, pastures and arable fields as well as visiting many Buckinghamshire towns and villages; always with views of either the Chilterns or the rolling hills of the Vale of Aylesbury and sometimes both.

If you are planning to walk the Aylesbury Ring, see our News and Issues page for the latest information.

A walk leaflet is available courtesy of Buckinghamshire County Council as a PDF download by clicking here . 

A GPX file for use on GPS units and mapping software can be downloaded here. NB: you may need GPX software which you can download via an Internet search.

Also, our Gallery contains “Landmark Views from the Ring”.

A Short History of the Ring
  • Early 1980s - Idea conceived and a route identified by two Aylesbury & District ramblers.
  • 1989 - Route included in “The Vale of Aylesbury Walker” a Ramblers publication produced by two more Aylesbury & District ramblers.
  • 1989 - 1993 - Buckinghamshire County Council adopted and waymarked the Ring. In the process they moved it at Great Kimble from the North Bucks Way, stated in the above guide, to the current route between the Church and Kimblewick Road.   
  • 1993 - The Official launch of the Ring in Market Square.   
  • 2005 - The BCC walk leaflet was updated to include the effects of the A41 Aston Clinton bypass.
  • 2011 – An Aylesbury & District rambler surveys the Ring, improving waymarking and reporting all findings to BCC.
  • 2016 - Aylesbury & District Ramblers start to survey and report/repair signs and waymarks. The first stage, Wendover to Smokey Row (near Little Kimble) was completed on 27 September 2016. Smokey Row to Dinton followed on 1 November 2016. Dinton to Waddesdon was re-surveyed on 29 November. Waddesdon to Hardwick was surveyed on 31 January. On 28th February the team made it round to Hulcott and then on 28 March the refurbishment was completed. The 6 month project is illustrated here.            

Don't forget

The Round Aylesbury Walk and the Outer Aylesbury Ring.