Pete's Walks - Stockgrove, the Brickhills, Woburn Sands (page 1 of 2)

If you are considering walking this route yourself, please see my disclaimer. You may also like to see these notes about the maps.

Google map of the walk

I did this 13.4 mile  circular walk on Monday, 19th October, 2009.  It was the same as a walk I did a couple of months ago, but in the opposite (clockwise) direction.

I started walking about 9.45am from the car park at Stockgrove Country Park (it was only when I returned and saw a boundary post that I realised the car park was on the border between Bucks and Beds). I started by heading south through the woods (mainly oaks) to reach the Royal British Legion building on the edge of the village of Heath. There I turned westwards, the path passing some very fine pine trees at one point, until I reached the edge of Oak Wood, where I turned northwards (my general direction now all the way to Woburn Sands). The path eventually took me to the village of Great Brickhill.

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Picnic area by the car park and visitor centre, Stockgrove Country Park

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Near the start of the walk, Stockgrove Country Park

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Pine trees, Stockgrove Country Park

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The path through Stockgrove Country Park

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Start of the path along the edge of Oak Wood

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Pond, near edge of Oak Wood

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Path along the edge of Oak Wood

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Great Brickhill

I walked through Great Brickhill, and took a footpath that passed Home Farm and continued through Dunscombe Wood to reach the A5 (on the southern edge of Little Brickhill). After carefully crossing the dual carriageway, the path skirted a couple of fields before I was back in a long sequence of woods. Broomhills Wood was succeeded by Back Wood and then Downs Covert, as I gradually made my way to Bow Brickhill.

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Path through Duncombe Wood

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Path beside the A5

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Path through Broomhills Wood

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Path through Broomhills Wood

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Pond on edge of  Broomhills Wood

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Path through Back Wood

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View north from Downs Covert

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View out over Milton Keynes, approaching Bow Brickhill