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great safe flat ride with kids

Enjoyed this many times - former railway line converted to trail. Not many facilities en route... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
redkite01
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London, United Kingdom
Nice Flat Traffic Free Ride

I cycle this route with my six year old son. He has a tendency to weave a bit while riding so the... read more

Reviewed 9 September 2018
Ben T
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London
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Enjoyed this many times - former railway line converted to trail. Not many facilities en route ... parking at Princes Ris end can be a tad tricky

Thank redkite01
Reviewed 9 September 2018 via mobile

I cycle this route with my six year old son. He has a tendency to weave a bit while riding so the fact this is mainly a traffic free ride is a big plus. I was disappointed with the lack of advice on the official...More

3  Thank Ben T
Reviewed 9 September 2018 via mobile

We did a great family bike ride here yesterday with my 4 & 6 year old. We have done it before from Thame to Towersey with my 6 year old on his bike and my littlest in a bike trailer we found the ride easy...More

1  Thank RuthT1081
Reviewed 28 August 2018 via mobile

A 7 mile long dog toilet combined with lycra clad "over eager cyclists" ensures that I will never use the phaeces trail

Thank Tony E
Reviewed 28 August 2018 via mobile

Running from Thame to Princes Risborough this disused railway track (track removed) is a fabulous 6 mile track great for running, cycling or simply walking. Well used by local communities it is also marked at half mile and mile points. Well worth a visit.

Thank Jenny M
Reviewed 7 August 2018

A well maintained and marked path from Risboro to Thame- better suited for hybrid type tyres- definitely not for skinny road tyres. Walkers and cyclists seem to be able to share the space with no problems. Good safe family rising between these two places.

Thank Andy535-48
Reviewed 6 August 2018

I’ve walked & cycled the Phoenix trail many times. It runs to the south of Thame across to Princes Risborough for 6 miles.It is pretty flat as it was the old railway line and is smooth tarmac for the majority except near Risborough. Half way...More

1  Thank richard h
Reviewed 1 August 2018 via mobile

Excellent for running cycling and walking. Early mornings in spring and summer are so good. Especially watching the sunrise.

Thank Nomez1984
Reviewed 26 July 2018 via mobile

Easy to cycle level path through countryside. However, after the long spell of dry weather the untarmaced track had turned to dust and our bikes where covered in chalky dust by the end of the trip.

Thank Monika H
Reviewed 10 July 2018

A mostly dead straight tarmacked path where the railway line used to run. Elevated in places. A quiet safe place to walk away from traffic and close to nature. Be alert for cyclists

Thank Christina B
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LittleMo15
30 November 2017|
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Response from Tony E | Reviewed this property |
The Thame section has teenage drug dealers and vandals near or under the tunnels, they set fire to the sculptures and leave broken glass everywhere
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Catherine S
2 September 2017|
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Response from Sue3055 | Reviewed this property |
You have to come off the route and go in the pubs or cafes
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Response from AS2552 | Reviewed this property |
Parking depends on the time and day you go, and at what point you intend to join the trail. At the end nearest the Lord Bill's Upper School in Thame, you could try parking in the school's top car park near the main road on a... More
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