The Phoenix Trail, Oxfordshire
UK cycle trails
The Phoenix Trail is a shared-use path for cyclists, walkers and horse riders. It forms part of the national cycle network, and was constructed along part of the old branch railway line to Oxford.
As well as providing a traffic-free route between the market towns of Thame and Princes Risborough, the trail is a haven for wildlife, offers good views of the Chiltern Hills, and also boasts a collection of award-winning sculptures by contemporary artists.
How difficult is the Phoenix Trail?
The Phoenix Trail has something for everyone as it is flat and surfaced for shared use by any number of walkers, cyclists or horse riders. It’s ideal as a quick and traffic-free cycle ride, and its frequent use makes it a great ride even if you’re going alone. The Phoenix Trail is actually a pretty good spot if you’re teaching a young child to ride a bike! The trail is best accessed via Princes Risborough train station.
Distance: 5 miles (approximately 8km)