Discover and enjoy six rewarding scenic routes amidst Aylesbury
The deadline to complete the routes and submit evidence for the Winter challenge is the 31st March 2024
We’ve created six beautiful and bespoke routes of varying distances.
Walk, jog or run. It’s up to you. Choose any route, at any time and in any order!
We provide you with bespoke turn-by-turn audio instructions as well as precise locations for the start and parking, ensuring safe and seamlessly smooth route navigation and outdoor discovery.
You will need a smartphone and these two apps: RunGo and what3words
You will also need a link to the SixPack location group which will be sent in your participant pack following your registration.
You will receive the following on signing up:
On completion of all six routes you will receive a bespoke SixPack medal. Choose from either the original SixPack Metal Medal or the Summer Challenge Wooden Medal.
The isolated village of cottages, houses and farms at Little Hampden has been described as the most remote village in the Buckinghamshire. Like Great Hampden on the opposite hill, it was first mentioned in the Domesday Book of 1086.
The trail just behind the information desk and continues around the back of the Café and out on the gravel track. There is a long climb as you approach the back of the Hill Fort. Continue around the perimeter, enjoy the amazing views and head back on the main track towards the Information desk and a well-earned drink and cake.
This wonderful out and back loop starts on the canal path. It continues alongside the canal which is a haven for wildlife and the water is amazingly clear due to the chalk bed rock. As you reach Halton, leave the canal and loop back through Halton. As you pass RAF Halton, pick up the footpath which takes you around the outside of the football fields and back onto the trail through the fields. When you reach the old railway embankment, turn right, over a single file wooden bridge and back onto the canal path for a quick dash to the finish.
The chalky soils of Bacombe Hill provide perfect conditions for wildlife to thrive. Long ago this was the site for Bronze Age settlers, and you can still see the traces of two barrows and numerous other archeological features. Whatever the season, you can enjoy superb views and watch the red kites soar over the hillside.
This challenging circular loop provides wonderful views across Aylesbury Vale. It takes you through the village of Ellesborough, around Beacon Hill and towards the Prime Minister’s country residence at Chequers. On the return there is a challenging climb along the Ridgeway trail through Goodmerhill Wood.
At the foot of the High Street, next to the Clock Tower is the Old School House designed by George Edward Street in 1869 This route starts at the “Ridgeway” sign next to the Old School House, on Heron Path. It takes you through Witchell Meadow and out towards St Marys Church which is believed to be the oldest building in Aylesbury Hundred.