Ramblers plotting path around Aylesbury with spectacular views

Ramblers (left to right) Stephen O'Shea, Peter Robinson, Roy Johnson and Maurice Crump
Ramblers (left to right) Stephen O'Shea, Peter Robinson, Roy Johnson and Maurice Crump
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Momentum is building to launch a new long distance walking path covering 55 miles of high ground around Aylesbury Vale.

The Outer Aylesbury Ring has been conceived by a group of ramblers who are now pushing to get it on the map.

However, before the path can become a reality £8,000 is needed to put walking guides, maps, signposts and waymarks in place so it can be officially launched.

The exact details of the route will not be revealed until everything is signposted, but rambler Roy Johnson, who originally came up with the trail, said it shows off ‘great countryside, beautiful villages and some spectacular views’.

Mr Johnson said: “I thought it was worth putting this route on the map and all the walking will have been worth it, when I know that we have created something lasting for generations to come.”

A ‘secret signature’ scheme has been drawn up to get people involved and help raise cash. People make a minimum donation of £3 for a waymark, which they sign on the back and return to the route organisers. It will then be used somewhere on the ring.

Stephen O’Shea said: “Because the signature is on the reverse of the marker, you will never know which one is yours, it’s secret.”

For more information visit www.aylesbury-ramblers.org.uk