Relocated March 2013
The now dismantled railway runs in a south-east to north-west direction across the south-western end of Buckingham.
The London to Birmingham Railway, which opened in 1838, added a branch line to Buckingham in 1850. However, because Buckingham was a single track branch line, rather than a main line, its arrival had little economic impact upon the town and in 1964 the line was closed. The tracks were lifted in 1967 and the dismantled railway now serves as a public footpath bordered on either side by trees and vegetation.
Between Station Terrace and Station Road are the remains of the station's platforms which are still visible through the undergrowth. There are two attractive brick railway bridges, one spanning Hunter Street and, a little further to the NW, the other spanning Bath Lane. From the bridge spanning Bath Lane there are attractive views of Salisbury Cottages to the north-east while to the south-east it is possible to see across open fields towards St. Rumbold's Well and the staggered ridgelines of the terraced cottages that line the Gawcott Road.
This is intentionally the most difficult of the series and this is reflected in the D/T rating
From the top of the viaduct you can either turn right to continue with the Crossing Series passing through the remains of Buckingham's railway station to BC3 - The Green Man - Buckingham Crossing
or turn left to visit Well, well, well
This is one of the Buckingham Crossing Series
A series of caches around Buckingham Town linked to bridges and other crossing points.
Because of the high muggle presence all the caches are hidden micros or nanos each containing a clue to the location of a larger hidden bonus cache. Please carefully replace them exactly as found after logging.
The circuit is best followed in sequence with recommended parking at the town's main car park (N 52° 00.030 W 000° 59.050) (small charge - free on Sundays & Bank Holidays) and follow the river upstream.
Many of the crossings are over water which can be deep in places and occasionally there is steep terrain so please take care with small cachers. Unfortunately none of the caches are fully accessible by wheelchair.
There is also free car parking roadside at Station Road (The University of Buckingham car park (N 51° 59.620 W 000° 59.400) has restricted access & opening times) and at Bourton Road (N 51° 59.660 W 000° 58.200) These are close to the western and eastern parts of the series respectively but may result in you having to retrace your steps at times.
It's recommended that you allow at least 2 hours to complete the series. Longer if you want to grab some of the other caches around the town.
Colonel's Kernel (Premium Member's Cache)
Ouse Valley Walk - Buckingham #1
Well, well, well
If you have time you can also visit saza's series of caches to the south of the town.
The Buckingham Crossing Series
BC1 - The Ford - Buckingham Crossing
BC2 - The Station - Buckingham Crossing
BC3 - The Green Man - Buckingham Crossing
BC4 - The Narrow Crossing - Buckingham Crossing
BC5 - The Old Bridge - Buckingham Crossing
BC6 - 'Swan' Bridge - Buckingham Crossing
BC7 - Stratford Bridge - Buckingham Crossing
BCX - Bonus Cache - Buckingham Crossing
Buckingham welcomes careful cachers