Bernwood Jubilee Way walking and cycling routes

The historic Bernwood Jubilee Way is a 61 mile walking and cycling route which circles the former Royal Hunting Forest of Henry II, established circa 1228.

The trail, which runs through 31 parishes, is a beautiful path through woods, meadows and wild flower fields, with magnificent views and rare native flora and fauna as well as butterflies, birds and wildlife.

View the overall map for the Bernwood Jubilee Way or the individual walking routes produced in honour of Her Majesty the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee in 2022:

Brill to Boarstall Walk [PDF, 277 KB]
Chearsley to Long Crendon Walk [PDF, 265 KB]
The Claydons & Claydon Wood Walk Walk [PDF, 411 KB]
Marsh Gibbon to Poundon Walk [PDF, 225 KB]
Oakley & Surrounding Woodlands Walk [PDF, 369 KB]
Quainton to Finemere Wood Walk [PDF, 285 KB]
Rushbeds Wood to Ludgershall Walk [PDF, 268 KB]
Shabbington, Ickford and Worminghall Walk [PDF, 283 KB]
Tingewick Circular Walk [PDF, 260 KB]
Waddesdon to Eythrope Walk [PDF, 368 KB]

Queen's Green Canopy

HM The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee celebrations are centred on sustainability and leaving a legacy for future generations, with projects such as the Queen’s Green Canopy.

In 2001, in honour of Her Majesty’s Golden Jubilee, the trail was created by the former county council, and now 21 years later it is in need of further care for the next generations to enjoy.

Revitalising the Bernwood Jubilee Way

Buckinghamshire Council would like to work with the 31 parishes through which the trail runs to engage with local residents, especially farmers and landowners along the route, to encourage the planting of native trees and hedges (where appropriate for the local environment) which support local biodiversity and native wildlife and to update the signage along the route.

We would like each Parish to discuss how they and their community can enhance the route, encouraging people to access it, to walk it and to live and breathe the trail, for casual walking, serious walking, cycling (135 miles of existing routes including the National Cycle Routes 50 and 51) and horse riding. For all age groups to enjoy the nature, to learn about our local biodiversity and to stimulate economic benefits through travel and tourism.

The Bernwood Jubilee Way has the potential to engage with audiences nationally and regionally and to generate opportunities such as tourism, hospitality, and trekking and cycling shops.

We have partnered with Buckingham New University to work with marketing students to explore opportunities for promoting the trail.

This is a huge opportunity for people to explore the Buckinghamshire countryside and to share in its beauty.

If you would like to get in touch email [email protected]

How to get involved

Tree Planting

Do you own or maintain areas around the Bernwood Jubliee Way? Trees are available from the Woodland Trust, if they are planted in 2022 to 2023 they will count towards the Queen’s Green Canopy.

Signage and sponsorship

Some of the signs and information boards would benefit from replacement. If you are a businesses and able to sponsor signage improvements along the route email [email protected].

Caring for the trail

Volunteer groups could take responsibility for cutting back overgrowth and maintaining the trail.

Suggest more ideas

This is an opportunity to get creative and decide how you want to look after the trail in your parish. Are there local history or photography groups who could produce information or signage about the trail? How would local people like to make the most of the trail?

Seek further guidance or email your ideas to [email protected].