The Phoenix Trail
Suit: All Ages
Terrain: Flat, Traffic free and Tarmac Surface
Getting There: From Princes Risborough take the A4129 to Longwick. If you are taking the short route follow this road towards Thame turning off at Towersey. For the longer route at Longwick turn towards Chinnor on the B4009 for about 1 mile.
Parking: For the short route park in Towersey village by the Three Horshoes pub. For the longer route park by the railway bridge on the B4009.
The Phoenix Trail has something to suit everyone, a quick traffic free ride along a short section or a 10 mile ride there and back between Princes Risborough and Thame. It is a converted railway line and therefore flat as a pancake and with an excellent surface throughout. The trail is dotted with sculptures and seating, and the village of Towersey has the Three Horseshoes Pub.
Short Route (2.5 miles there and back)
If you have smaller children and fancy a short 2.5 mile ride along the trail then you can ride between Towersey and Thame. Park in Towersey near the Three Horseshoes. The railway bridge you can see 100 yards down the road is your access point to the trail. Simply follow the trail to Thame . Getting into the town centre is very easy-follow the signs and go along Windmill Road and Nelson Street to enjoy a mooch around Thames historic High Street. Return to Towersey by the same route.
Longer Route (10 miles there and back)
If you want to go further then you can start from near Longwick on the B4009.There is a railway bridge that is your access to the trail. There is parking on rough ground on the left hand side (as you are going from Longwick) directly by the bridge. From here it is about 5 miles to Thame or 3.5 to Towersey.
Written on December 20th, 2018 by Saddle Safari