Geo-Trips :: Crossing Bucks

Bicester

A drive from Watford, Sat, 8 Jun 2019 by David Howard

I check my map for alternative routes not in and out of London, and found the route from Milton Keynes to Bicester, and then returned on the A41. It covered plenty of new territory as unless you make a point of doing it it's unlikely to use main roads not going anywhere near home unless you're on holiday. It was mainly countryside passing through a few industrial estates once out of Milton Keynes.

Click the blue circles to see a photograph taken from that spot and read further information about the location. The blue lines indicate the direction of view. There is also a slideshow of this trip. ( )

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TQ0999 : Courtlands Drive at the junction of Fairview Drive by David Howard
Courtlands Drive at the junction of Fairview Drive
They have stopped traffic coming out this end, maybe it's a blind corner and... more

SP5924 : The A4421, Bicester by David Howard
The A4421, Bicester
This is the Roman road from Buckingham

SP8212 : Wendover Road at the junction of Chaucer Drive by David Howard
Wendover Road at the junction of Chaucer Drive

SP8413 : House on Bedgrove, Aylesbury by David Howard
House on Bedgrove, Aylesbury

SP8933 : Sign on the A5, Fenny Stratford by David Howard
Sign on the A5, Fenny Stratford
It looks like a small raptor in the air, I often see kites as I go around the... more

SP8535 : Roundabout on Standing Way, Bletchley by David Howard
Roundabout on Standing Way, Bletchley

SP6332 : Tingewick Road at the Finmere junction by David Howard
Tingewick Road at the Finmere junction

SP6332 : The A4421, Finmere by David Howard
The A4421, Finmere
This is a Roman road but doesn't follow the exact line.

SP6331 : The A4421, Newton Purcell by David Howard
The A4421, Newton Purcell

SP6231 : The A4421, Newton Purcell by David Howard
The A4421, Newton Purcell

SP6230 : The A4421, Newton Purcell by David Howard
The A4421, Newton Purcell

SP6229 : Single track road to Chetwode by David Howard
Single track road to Chetwode

SP6229 : Poplar trees in Newton Morrell by David Howard
Poplar trees in Newton Morrell
These are usually planted as windbreaks

SP6229 : The A4421, Newton Morrell by David Howard
The A4421, Newton Morrell
At the road for Chetwode

SP6229 : Field in Newton Morrell by David Howard
Field in Newton Morrell

SP5925 : Bicester Road, Caversfield by David Howard
Bicester Road, Caversfield

SP5925 : The new back entrance to RAF Bicester airfield by David Howard
The new back entrance to RAF Bicester airfield
It was moved from further along the road a year or two ago.

SP5924 : Kebab van on The A4421, Bicester by David Howard
Kebab van on The A4421, Bicester
As it was 4pm it was neither my lunch, tea or dinner time.

SP5923 : Skimmingdish Lane, Bicester by David Howard
Skimmingdish Lane, Bicester
The fence on the right hides a new housing estate

SP5923 : Warehouse estate under construction on Longlands Road, Bicester by David Howard
Warehouse estate under construction on Longlands Road, Bicester

SP5923 : Skimmingdish Lane, Bicester by David Howard
Skimmingdish Lane, Bicester
This is the road that bypasses Bicester to the east.

SP6023 : Charbridge Lane, Bicester by David Howard
Charbridge Lane, Bicester

SP6021 : Roundabout on Charbridge Lane, Bicester by David Howard
Roundabout on Charbridge Lane, Bicester

SP5921 : Roundabout on Wretchwick Way, Bicester by David Howard
Roundabout on Wretchwick Way, Bicester

SP6220 : Railway bridge on the A41, Blackthorn by David Howard
Railway bridge on the A41, Blackthorn
The old Blackthorn Station used to be on the right by the bridge. It closed on 8th... more

SP6918 : The Akeman Inn, Kingswood by David Howard
The Akeman Inn, Kingswood
The A41 between Aylesbury and Bicester is the Roman road, Akeman Street.

SP6918 : The A41, Kingswood by David Howard
The A41, Kingswood

SP7416 : The Five Arrows Hotel, Waddesdon by David Howard
The Five Arrows Hotel, Waddesdon

SP7416 : High Street Waddesdon by David Howard
High Street Waddesdon

SP7416 : Goss Avenue at the junction of High Street Waddesdon by David Howard
Goss Avenue at the junction of High Street Waddesdon

SP7516 : Staggered junction on the A41, Waddesdon by David Howard
Staggered junction on the A41, Waddesdon

SP7815 : Miller & Carter Steakhouse, Aylesbury by David Howard
Miller & Carter Steakhouse, Aylesbury

SP7815 : The A41 entering Aylesbury by David Howard
The A41 entering Aylesbury

SP7915 : Pylon by the A41, Quarrendon by David Howard
Pylon by the A41, Quarrendon

SP8014 : McDonald's on Bicester Road, Aylesbury by David Howard
McDonald's on Bicester Road, Aylesbury
The night version https://www.geograph.org.uk/photo/6082214

SP8213 : Waterside Theatre, Aylesbury by David Howard
Waterside Theatre, Aylesbury
Here it is taken from across the road. https://www.geograph.org.uk/photo/4483056

SP8635 : Standing Way, Bletchley by David Howard
Standing Way, Bletchley

SP7732 : Roundabout on the A421, Great Horwood by David Howard
Roundabout on the A421, Great Horwood

SP7133 : The A421 entering Buckingham by David Howard
The A421 entering Buckingham

SP7032 : Junction on the A421, Buckingham by David Howard
Junction on the A421, Buckingham

SP6933 : Roundabout on the A421, Buckingham by David Howard
Roundabout on the A421, Buckingham

SP8434 : Standing Way, Bletchley by David Howard
Standing Way, Bletchley

SP8434 : Standing Way, Bletchley by David Howard
Standing Way, Bletchley

SP8434 : Poppies by Standing Way, Bletchley by David Howard
Poppies by Standing Way, Bletchley

SP8534 : Poppies by Standing Way, Bletchley by David Howard
Poppies by Standing Way, Bletchley

SP8534 : Poppies by Standing Way, Bletchley by David Howard
Poppies by Standing Way, Bletchley

SP8032 : Layby on the A421 west of Bletchley by David Howard
Layby on the A421 west of Bletchley

SP6020 : Bentley Design at Symmetry Park, Bicester by David Howard
Bentley Design at Symmetry Park, Bicester

SP6020 : New offices in Symmetry Park, Bicester by David Howard
New offices in Symmetry Park, Bicester
It has been completed in the last year or less.

SP6020 : The entrance to Symmetry Park Bicester by David Howard
The entrance to Symmetry Park Bicester
It's nearer to Ambrosden but most people wouldn't be able to find it if they used that.

SP7715 : House on the A41 west of Aylesbury by David Howard
House on the A41 west of Aylesbury

SP7715 : The A41 west of Aylesbury by David Howard
The A41 west of Aylesbury

SP7815 : The A41 entering Aylesbury by David Howard
The A41 entering Aylesbury

SP7915 : Field by the A41 near Quarrendon by David Howard
Field by the A41 near Quarrendon

SP9330 : Roundabout on the A5 Watling Street, Sheeplane by David Howard
Roundabout on the A5 Watling Street, Sheeplane

SP8636 : Grafton Street, Beanhill by David Howard
Grafton Street, Beanhill

SP8635 : The Redmoor Roundabout, Bletchley by David Howard
The Redmoor Roundabout, Bletchley
From the slip road from the A5 northbound

SP7832 : The A421 near Little Horwood by David Howard
The A421 near Little Horwood

SP7632 : The A421, Singleborough by David Howard
The A421, Singleborough

SP7532 : The A421 west of Singleborough by David Howard
The A421 west of Singleborough

SP7432 : The A421, Thornborough by David Howard
The A421, Thornborough
By Maywynn Farm

SP7032 : The A421, Buckingham by David Howard
The A421, Buckingham
The little estate on the right is called Badgers, or brochs in Welsh as I recently... more

SP8014 : Bicester Road at the junction of Devereux Place by David Howard
Bicester Road at the junction of Devereux Place

SP8014 : Bicester Road, Aylesbury by David Howard
Bicester Road, Aylesbury
It is also the Roman road, Akeman Street

SP8014 : Bicester Road at the junction of Griffin Lane by David Howard
Bicester Road at the junction of Griffin Lane
This is the industrial part of Aylesbury which includes the retail parks

SP8213 : Office block on Walton Street, Aylesbury by David Howard
Office block on Walton Street, Aylesbury
It was originally brick colour (brown) but looks far better now painted white.

SP8213 : Office block on Walton Street, Aylesbury by David Howard
Office block on Walton Street, Aylesbury

SP8213 : David Lidington's offices on Walton Street, Aylesbury by David Howard
David Lidington's offices on Walton Street, Aylesbury
He was tipped to take over as prime minister from Theresa May on a temporary basis... more

SP8612 : The A41, Aston Clinton by David Howard
The A41, Aston Clinton

SP8912 : Layby on the A41, Buckland by David Howard
Layby on the A41, Buckland

SP9410 : Layby on the A41, Wigginton by David Howard
Layby on the A41, Wigginton

TL0601 : Layby on the A41, Kings Langley by David Howard
Layby on the A41, Kings Langley

SP8312 : Wendover Road, Aylesbury by David Howard
Wendover Road, Aylesbury

TL0800 : War memorial by St Paul's Church, Hunton Bridge by David Howard
War memorial by St Paul's Church, Hunton Bridge

SP7017 : The A41, Westcott by David Howard
The A41, Westcott

SP7017 : The A41, Westcott by David Howard
The A41, Westcott

SP7017 : The A41, Westcott by David Howard
The A41, Westcott

SP7017 : Hay stack by The A41, Westcott by David Howard
Hay stack by The A41, Westcott

SP7117 : The A41, Westcott by David Howard
The A41, Westcott

SP7117 : High Street Westcott by David Howard
High Street Westcott

SP7217 : View from the A41, Westcott by David Howard
View from the A41, Westcott

SP7217 : Layby on the A41, Westcott by David Howard
Layby on the A41, Westcott

SP7217 : Layby on the A41, Westcott by David Howard
Layby on the A41, Westcott

SP7316 : The A41 entering Waddesdon by David Howard
The A41 entering Waddesdon

SP7316 : Outside the Long Dog pub, Waddesdon by David Howard
Outside the Long Dog pub, Waddesdon

SP5920 : The A41, Ambrosden by David Howard
The A41, Ambrosden

SP8535 : Standing Way, Milton Keynes by David Howard
Standing Way, Milton Keynes

SP8535 : Path by Standing Way, Milton Keynes by David Howard
Path by Standing Way, Milton Keynes

SP8535 : Path by Standing Way, Milton Keynes by David Howard
Path by Standing Way, Milton Keynes

SP8535 : Path by Standing Way, Milton Keynes by David Howard
Path by Standing Way, Milton Keynes

SP8535 : Paths by Standing Way, Milton Keynes by David Howard
Paths by Standing Way, Milton Keynes

SP7333 : The A421, Thornborough by David Howard
The A421, Thornborough

SP6632 : The A421, Tingewick by David Howard
The A421, Tingewick

SP6229 : The A4421, Newton Morrell by David Howard
The A4421, Newton Morrell

SP6229 : Private track to houses in Newton Morrell by David Howard
Private track to houses in Newton Morrell

SP6229 : Fingerpost to Chetwode, Newton Morrell by David Howard
Fingerpost to Chetwode, Newton Morrell
On a sharp bend, if you don't turn left you end up on a private track.

SP6229 : Single track road to Chetwode by David Howard
Single track road to Chetwode
From Newton Morrell

SP6027 : The A4421, Stratton Audley by David Howard
The A4421, Stratton Audley

SP6026 : The A4421, Stratton Audley by David Howard
The A4421, Stratton Audley

SP6120 : The A41 between Ambrosden and Blackthorn by David Howard
The A41 between Ambrosden and Blackthorn

SP6719 : Pylon above Akeman Street, Grendon Underwood by David Howard
Pylon above Akeman Street, Grendon Underwood

SP6919 : Akeman Street, Kingswood by David Howard
Akeman Street, Kingswood

SP6919 : Akeman Street, Kingswood by David Howard
Akeman Street, Kingswood

SP7416 : Baker Street, Waddesdon by David Howard
Baker Street, Waddesdon
Looking towards Switch dental practice

SP7416 : High Street Waddesdon by David Howard
High Street Waddesdon

SP7416 : The Five Arrows Hotel garden, Waddesdon by David Howard
The Five Arrows Hotel garden, Waddesdon

SP7516 : The A41, Waddesdon by David Howard
The A41, Waddesdon

SP7516 : The A41, Waddesdon by David Howard
The A41, Waddesdon

SP7516 : The A41, Waddesdon by David Howard
The A41, Waddesdon

SP7716 : The A41, Heath Marston by David Howard
The A41, Heath Marston

SP8312 : Camborne Avenue, Bedgrove by David Howard
Camborne Avenue, Bedgrove

SP8312 : Camborne Avenue, Bedgrove by David Howard
Camborne Avenue, Bedgrove

SP8312 : House on Camborne Avenue, Bedgrove by David Howard
House on Camborne Avenue, Bedgrove

SP8512 : Roundabout on Aston Clinton Road by David Howard
Roundabout on Aston Clinton Road
This is where the old A41 carries on to the right, while the fancy new dual... more

SP5923 : Warehouse estate under construction on Longlands Road, Bicester by David Howard
Warehouse estate under construction on Longlands Road, Bicester

SP5923 : Bakels on Skimmingdish Lane, Bicester by David Howard
Bakels on Skimmingdish Lane, Bicester
Providing baking supplies since 1904, this is their newest branch, moved from... more

SP6319 : The A41 east of Blackthorn by David Howard
The A41 east of Blackthorn

SP6419 : The A41 near Piddington by David Howard
The A41 near Piddington

SP6419 : The A41 near Piddington by David Howard
The A41 near Piddington

SP6519 : The A41 near Ludgershall by David Howard
The A41 near Ludgershall

SP6719 : Akeman Street, Grendon Underwood by David Howard
Akeman Street, Grendon Underwood

SP8333 : Standing Way, Bletchley by David Howard
Standing Way, Bletchley

SP8232 : Standing Way, Bletchley by David Howard
Standing Way, Bletchley

SP8232 : Standing Way, Bletchley by David Howard
Standing Way, Bletchley

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