Activities


Walking/Cyclying

Long Crendon and the surrounding area has a multitude of footpaths and bridalways, including the circular walk that takes you past Notley Abbey, and enjoy refreshments at the local pubs.

For further suggested walking and cycling routes within Buckinghamshire please click here.

More than 230 Buckinghamshire walks to download and print FREE! - http://www.walkinginbucks.co.uk

For other walks within Oxfordshire please click here.

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Phoenix Trail

The Phoenix Trail

The Phoenix Trail is a seven-mile path for cyclists, walkers, wheelchair users and horse riders, between Thame and Princes Risborough. In the future, it is expected to be extended as far as Oxford. It forms part of Route 57 of the National Cycle Network built by Sustrans, the civil engineering charity. (www.sustrans.org.uk)

The Phoenix Trail won an Arts and Business Award and was awarded a Certificate of Distinction from the European Commission as a European Greenway.

View a map of the Phoenix Trail

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Leisure & Swimming

Swimmer Thame Leisure Centre,
Oxford Road, Thame, Oxon OX9 2BB
Tel: 01844 215 607

Thame Leisure Centre offers:

  • An air conditioned gym
  • In-door swimming pools
  • Large sports hall for a variety of racquet sports, ball games, gymnastics and arts events
  • Dance studio offering a full programme of all the latest workout classes

Centre Opening Hours:
Monday - Friday: 6.30 - 22.30
Saturday / Sunday: 7.00 - 22.30

Gym Opening Times:
Monday - Friday: 7.00 - 22.00
Saturday: 8.00 - 18.00
Sunday: 9.00 - 18.00

Home Page
http://www.nexuscommunity.co.uk

Term Time Swimming Time Table
http://www.nexuscommunity.co.uk/media/downloads/A91D46AE-FFA6-085F-C19F49ED56847543.pdf

Other Local Leisure Centres:

Racquets North Street Thame - Squash, Racquetball, Gym
Tel: 261754
http://www.racquets-fitness-centre.com

Aylesbury Vale Leisure Centre and Swimming Pool
Tel: 01296 488555
http://www.aquavale.com/

Risborough Springs - Princes Risborough Leisure Centre and Swimming Pool
Tel: 274200
http://www.visitbuckinghamshire.org/site/what-to-see-and-do/risborough-springs-swim-and-fitness-centre-p50161

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Country Pursuits

FishermanCollege Farm,
Chearsley Road,
Long Crendon,
Buckinghamshire, HP18 9AP
Tel: 01753 643 820

College Farm offers a high quality, first class Clay Shooting experience in a superb Buckinghamshire countryside setting. Fly Fishing, Coarse Fishing also available.

http://www.go-clayshooting.co.uk/

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The Ridgeway

The Ridgeway National Trail

The Ridgeway National Trail, 87 miles (139km) through ancient landscapes. Over rolling, open downland to the west of the River Thames, and through secluded valleys and woods in The Chilterns to the east, following the same route used since prehistoric times by travellers, herdsmen and soldiers.

For more details and suggested routes please click here.

View a map of the whole of the Chiltern Walk.

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Wendover Woods

Wendover Woods

Wendover Woods is a large woodland with a network of trails for walking, cycling, horseriding and keep fit. The woods are the highest point in the Chilterns with good views and bluebell flowers in early May.

For further details please click here.

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Thomley Activity Centre

Bucket Swing

Thomley Activity Centre is a recreational facility for disabled children, their families, friends, schools and groups. Set in seven secure acres of countryside, Thomley enables children to learn through freely exploring outdoor play and music equipment, a 1km cycle track, play rooms and a soft play area, reading area, art and craft, IT and music activities. See www.thomleyhall.org for more details.

Thomley welcomes all children (0-16yrs) on community days which are held on the first Saturday of every month, as well as Fridays during school holidays. The purpose of community days is to encourage disabled and non-disabled children to play together, to promote a greater understanding of differing abilities.

We are also open to different groups from 10am 3.30pm, Tuesday to Saturday, throughout the year. We also hold days for toddlers, the community and disabled adults.

All bookings must be made in advance

Email us on bookings@thomleyhall.org or call us now on 01844 338380. You can also find more information at www.thomleyhall.org

You will find us at Thomley Activity Centre, Menmarsh Road, Worminghall, Bucks HP18 9JZ.

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Boarstall Duck Decoy

Duck Decoy

Rare survival of a 17th-century duck decoy in working order, with a woodland nature trail and visitor centre.

Phone: 01280 822850

Boarstall,
nr Aylesbury,
Buckinghamshire
HP18 9UX

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Boarstall Tower

Boarstall Tower

A 14th-century moated gatehouse and gardens.

Telephone: 01280 822850 (Mon–Fri)

Boarstall,
nr Aylesbury,
Buckinghamshire
HP18 9UX

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Common Leys Farm

Common Leys Farm

Our beautiful Tudor farmhouse in Waterperry Common, Oxfordshire, offers accommodation, gourmet food and relaxing afternoons meeting our animals.

Phone: 01865 351266

Common Leys Farm,
Waterperry Common,
Oxfordshire,
OX33 1LQ

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Long Crendon Court House

Long Crendon Court House

Set in an attractive and unspoilt village, this building is a fine example of early timber-frame construction.

Telephone: 01280 822850

Long Crendon,
Aylesbury,
Buckinghamshire
HP18 9AN

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