Thame Walking Routes

The Thame Walking Routes project aims to establish more walking routes in and around Thame to encourage residents to adopt a walking culture, and provide access to nature and the fresh air.

Overview

By developing and publicising new walking routes, this project aims to encourage everyone living in and visiting Thame to walk more, and leave their cars at home – with the associated benefits of better health and well-being, reduced congestion and cleaner air.

Two new walking routes in and around Thame have been developed: the shorter routes is the 4-mile Thame Inner Circuit and the longer route covers a 20-mile Thame Outer Circuit, connecting villages around Thame with shorter segments linking back into the town. Both use existing rights of way with detailed instructions. Both routes are available online (links below) and the Outer Circuit is also available in printed form.

Objectives

  • To encourage more people to walk, walk more and enjoy the experience
  • To improve fitness and mobility
  • To enable people to enjoy the great outdoors
  • To help us all to use our cars less, reducing road congestion and improving air quality

Impact

  • Development of the Thame Outer Circuit – which represents a considerable challenge if done in one go, or shorter segments can be walked either via loops or using local bus services
  • Development of the Thame Inner Circuit – which provides a good overview of key areas of Thame outside the town centre

Next steps

  • There is an aspiration to plan a new mid-Thame circuit, but this will mean agreeing new footpath routes and creating new links to form a route of approximately 10 miles around and just outside the town’s current built up areas. Anyone interested in helping out with this project, get in touch (using ‘get involved’ link below).

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Latest project news

  • by Charles Boundy
    Recently we introduced you to the Thame Outer Circuit; today meet its little brother – the Thame Inner Circuit. This walk is a 4 mile walking route making use of existing paths, pavements, tracks and trails within Thame and is perfect for a dog walk, getting your step count up, meeting a friend for a […]
  • by Charles Boundy
    The Thame Outer Circuit is a new walking route that is now available for you to enjoy, providing an approximately 20 mile circular walk in the countryside around – and linked back to – our town. The route has been created thanks to the hard work and dedication of members of the Thame & Wheatley Ramblers to […]

Project Team

  • Charles Boundy – Thame Green Living
  • Ruth Cornish – Thame & Wheatley Ramblers Association
  • Thame & Wheatley ramblers
  • Lea Park Residents
  • Thame Town Council (printing/online routes)

Get involved

  • Planning new approx 10 mile mid-Thame circuit
  • Get walking!

Project Partners

Project type:
Green Spaces

Project status:
Current

Project start:
August 2020

Project end:
Ongoing