The Phoenix Trail

This linear walk of about 7 miles starts at Thame, Oxfordshire. The picturesque Phoenix Trail, a shared-use path for cyclists, walkers and horse riders, runs along the old railway route between Thame and Princes Risborough. It is flat and surfaced and ideal for wheelchairs and pushchairs and there is seating every 500 metres. The Phoenix Trail has something to suit everyone, whether it's a quick and traffic-free cycle ride, a tranquil amble with a dog on a summer's evening. Sit on the sculptures to admire the magnificent views of the near by Chiltern hills and observe Red Kites, the impressive birds of prey that thrive in the area. Whatever the weather or season, the Phoenix Trail gives you the chance to get out into the fresh air all year round. On Tuesdays Thame has a popular market in the upper high street.

Access to the trail is via Nelson street and then Windmill road from the upper high street. Turn left onto the trail to head for Princess Risborough. An hourly bus service at Princess Risborough will quickly get you back to Thame. Click on the pictures for a larger view.
Postcode OX9 2DP

Directions to the trail at Thame

Towersey Remains of Thame Station trail
Pub at Towersey, near the trail
Remains of Thame Station
Part of the trail
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Route Map
Sustrans Map
Map of whole area