Just along from the site of the old workhouse is the entrance to Maids Moreton Avenue, a peaceful walk lined with Beech (fagus) trees that was noted fondly in Miss Marianne Farningham’s 1897 book. Although Buckingham was in economic and population decline by the 1890s, Buckingham was still attractive as a town. Farningham noted the very pleasant location along the river Ouse, half covered by some of the most beautiful trees in England. “A quiet town in a quiet county.”

Maids Moreton avenue is known by some as the best den making spot in town! If you need some tips to get started, have a look at our nature activity guide.

With thanks to the Centre for Buckinghamshire Studies for the use of the archive photograph around 1910.