Buckingham Railway Walk
Conservation Group

Welcome to our website

We hope you enjoy your visit to our website, and that it will entice you to take a leisurely stroll while you are in the area, or perhaps even to join us on one of our workdays.

Designated as a County Wildlife site in 2003, and initially managed by the The Conservation Volunteers as part of  the Buckingham Community Wildlife Project. Funded by Buckingham Town Council & Aylesbury Vale District Council, with additional funding awarded by the National Lottery Heritage Fund. Now independantly run by it's members, with guidance from the Town Greenspaces officer, and the Aylesbury Vale District Biodiversity team.

Set-up to increase the bio-diversity of the area by cutting back scrub and opening up the canopy to encourage the undergrowth to flourish. Creating additional habitats for insects,  reptiles, small mammals, butterflies, moths, and birds.

Buckingham railway walk is a section of disused trackbed that has had the station and track removed, with a path laid down it's length. The walk is between the A421 southern bypass and the Tingewick road in Buckingham, covering a distance of 1.36km.  It can be joined from either of these roads, or from Chandros road. Grid reference SP693334. The walk forms part of the Buckingham Circular Walk covering a distance of around 4km. 

The site has a variety of habitats along it's length, consisting of woodland, grassland, orchard, scrub, marsh and open water.  The pond is abundant with toads and newts in the spring, and is a breeding ground for dragonflies and damselflies which feature in the summer months. The site attracts a variety of bats to feed upon the insects and moths that emerge in the evening. There is also the chance to see plenty of species of birds . Bird boxes have been erected through the woodland and are monitored annually by volunteers. Badger, Fox and Muntjack deer are in residence to be seen by the vigilant.

  • Old man's beard

  • Pied Shield Bug

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    In the past the Railway Walk has been used as a venue for a variety of wildlife events,these included: dawn chorus walks; bat and moth evenings; pond dipping; mini-beast safaris; small mammal tracking; and wild flower identification.  Buckingham Camera Club carried out a study of fixed- point photography in 2009 to capture the changing seasons and the effects of our tasks on various areas of interest.

The walk
View from the south heading north.

        ........................................Affiliated to The Conservation Volunteers.....................................     

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