Walking around Westcott

There are lots of pleasant rural walks on our doorsteps in Westcott. During the Coronavirus restrictions it might be more useful than ever to know about them. These resources can help you plan walks and understand about the safeguards you should take to protect yourself, others and the environment.

Taking walks during the Pandemic

  • Only go outside alone or with members of your own household.
  • Keep at least 2 metres (6ft) apart from anyone outside your household.  
  • Take hygiene precautions when you are outside – for example, avoid touching gates and railings with your hands – and wash your hands as soon as you are back indoors.
  • If walking your dog in areas used by other people, you should walk your dog on a lead to ensure you can safely keep 2 metres away from others. You can find further guidance for pet owners here.
  • Consider using alternative routes that do not pass through gardens, farmyards or schools, where social distancing may be difficult.
  • Consider avoiding popular locations and times of day if you can.

Always walk responsibly

Please be considerate to others and make sure you follow the Countryside Code (England and Wales). You should:

  • Leave gates as you find them.
  • Keep dogs under close control.
  • Follow advice on local signs.
  • Take litter home.

Resources

The online Public Rights of Way map is free to access and shows all footpaths and bridleways across the whole of Buckinghamshire.

Buckinghamshire Public Rights of Way website

Walking in Buckinghamshire” has hundreds of FREE walks to download and print, plus details of all the walking clubs in the country and more information.

Walking in Buckinghamshire website

Aylesbury & District Ramblers has a site dedicated to the ‘Outer Aylesbury Ring‘ a walk that goes around the outskirts of the county town, with easily manageable sections of it passing through Westcott, Ashendon, Waddesdon and Quainton. (You may have to leave the rest of it to complete after lockdown!)

The Outer Aylesbury Ring website

Outer Aylesbury Ring Guides for all 12 sections.

The Ramblers Association (who incidentally installed many of the new kissing gates around the village which the Parish Council funded) has lots of information on walks around the area.

The Ramblers Association website.

Links are provided for information by Westcott Parish Council and as such the council accepts no responsibility or liability for any incorrect information nor does it endorse any views, activities or services presented on this website, beyond the content of its own official documents. For further details please contact the venue, organisation or business directly. Please contact the Clerk if you are affiliated to any of the organisations or businesses and would like to change or remove any of the information.