due to a Temporary Footpath Closure Order issued by Buckinghamshire County Council, Public Footpath number 11, commencing at Thornborough Mill and continuing to its junction with Public Footpath No.6, Foscote is currently CLOSED to enable repair works to the damaged bridge on the footpath. These works commenced on 10 October 2016 and the closure will continue for a period not exceeding six months or until the works have been completed whichever is the earlier. Please click this link to review the Closure Order in full.
The walk skirts the village of Thornborough passing ancient burial mounds, the Old Thornborough Bridge, the remains of a deserted mediaeval village and a nature reserve along the disused Buckingham Canal.
Type : Footpath
Grade : Easy
Walk Time : 2.5 hrs
Wild plant charity Plantlife, are hoping to reach out to many wild plant enthusiasts and nature lovers by inviting them to become wild plant 'pioneers' and subscribe to a free quarterly e-learning bulletin to learn more about our native wild plants.
The Wild About Plants projects team deliver Plantlife’s outreach programme and work to help people reconnect with the outdoors and their local greenspaces. Working with schools, families and communities from all walks of life and with fantastic free downloadable resources, the team hope to engage people with the nature on their doorstep. In recent years subscribers have been asked to record the plant life in their local area and recount what they used to see/pick and forage for. You can reach this website by clicking on this link: Wild About Plants website.
Plantlife have launched “flowers on the edge” their annual road-verges campaign. They are asking communities to record how their road verges are looking this summer by taking photos and sending in stories.
The Wild About Plants team Wild About Plants is funded by Natural England through Access to Nature, as part of the Big Lottery Fund's Changing Spaces programme. It is a partnership project involving partner organisations throughout the country.
Pilch Fields consists of two rare meadowland fields separated by a medieval ridge that overlooks the Buckingham countryside. The fields cover 29 acres and contain a mixture of rare dry and wet grassland within spring-fed marshy habitat and ridge-and-furrow areas. Pilch Fields has been a designated Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI) since 1976, and is noted for an abundance of wild flora, such as the green-winged orchid.
There is additional information available on the Oxford Conservation Volunteers website