Buckinghamshire has achieved a huge Olympic legacy over the years, with Dorney Lake attracting 30,000 spectators a day in 2012 to see Team GB bag 12 medals. Today the lake is a world-class rowing and kayak training facility and open water swimming club. Stoke Mandeville Stadium is the birthplace of the Paralympic games and is the national centre for disability sport.
For the ultimate thrill, emulate your F1 hero from the cockpit of a race car on one of Silverstone’s Motor Sport experiences, or attend one of the weekly race meetings. Wycombe Wanderers at Adams Park is our local link to professional football. Experience the Country is an outdoor/indoor pursuits and 4x4 off-road driving centre set on an 800 acre country estate, complete with activity lakes, off-road courses, woodlands, and a large indoor arena. Buckinghamshire is also the perfect spot for golfing weekends as it has the highest concentration of courses in the UK, including the famous 27-hole course at Stoke Park.
If you are looking for a casual stroll with scenic views of red kites soaring above rolling hills, or you’re an experienced walker wanting a challenging hike – with over a third of the county covered by the Chilterns Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, our range of itineraries cater for everyone. We have a number of long distance walks ideal for weekend breaks, including the historic Ridgeway National Trail, The Chiltern Way and the Thames National Path.
Cyclists are well catered for in Buckinghamshire, including The Chilterns Cycleway, a 173-mile circular route taking in the finest Chiltern landscapes in Buckinghamshire, Oxfordshire, Bedfordshire and Hertfordshire. The route is mainly on-road and is signposted throughout, with highlights including superb views, market towns and villages, country pubs and National Trust properties. It lends itself to a leisurely one-week tour, or to a choice of three, two-day breaks on the Northern, Central and Southern Loops.