Palladian Way

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Statistics and Files
Start: Buckingham
Grid Ref: SP696341
Distance: 117 miles (189 km)
Climbing: 2,136 metres
Walk time: 50-58 hours
Days: 8-12

Ordnance Survey Explorer Map (1:25,000)

Summary: The Palladian Way long distance path is named after the classical style of architecture established by Andre Palladio in 17th century Italy. The route stretches across southern and central England in a general east to west direction from Buckingham to Bath through the beautiful countryside of the counties of Buckinghamshire, Gloucestershire, Oxfordshire and Wiltshire. Highlights on the route include Stowe Landscape Gardens with its famous Palladian Bridge, Brackley, Evenley, Tusmore Park, Stoke Lyne, Buckley, Middleton Stoney, Tackley, Oxford Canal, Woodstock and the grounds of Blenheim Palace, Combe, North Leigh, New Yatt, the Windrush valley, Minster Lovell, Swinbrook (with the Mitford family connection), Burford, Akeman Street Roman Road, Coln St Aldwyns, Bilbury, Ablingdon, Barnsley Park, Ampney Crucis, Cirencester,Coates, Rodmarton, Malmesbury, Corston, Hullavington, Castle Combe, Ford, Slaughterford, Colerne, Box, Monkton Farleigh, the River Avon, the Kennett and Avon Canal and Dundas Aqueduct, Monkton Combe and Bath.

Useful Links:
Palladian Way Guide Book
Guy's Rambles
A Palladian Way Blog (PDF)
Long Distance Walkers Association

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