SHOWBUS flyby Route Map & Attractions 2020

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1. Oxford (Wheatley) Services
Parking

Park at the service station
Refreshments
A variety available at the service station
Toilet facilities
Available at the service station
Nearby attractions
Plastows Coaches of Wheatley and the City of Oxford
Special notes
Buses will not be gathering at this location, but all should pass through. Please keep to those areas designated for pedestrians. Good photos could be obtained at the entrance to the services.

2. A418/A40 junction Photo Spot
Parking

Park at the Service Station and walk down, though there is a layby near the M40 and a few side turns to park in
Refreshments
None
Toilet facilities
Available at the service station
Nearby attractions
None
Special notes
Be careful not to park on the turn or at any bus stops. Buses will obviously pause here to make the necessary turn

3. A40/A329 staggered junction Photo Spot
Parking

There are laybys northbound SOUTH of the junction or side roads and verges on the north side.
Refreshments
None available, but LASSCO pub on the corner.
Toilet facilities
None
Nearby attractions
None
Special notes
The staggered junction will provide good photo opportunites. Buses will all rest 5 minutes in the laybys to the SOUTH of the junction as they head north. Please do not park your car there.

4. Thame Town Hall - Stop North & South bound Photo Spot
Parking

Ample available in the town centre, obviously do not block the bus stop
Refreshments
Lots available in the town.
Toilet facilities
In North Street
Nearby attractions
None
Special notes
The Town Hall bus stop will be used for all buses will stop here for 5 minutes southbound. Arriva 280 runs hourly to Aylesbury & Oxford from here via Wheatley services. Thame Market place is a great photo location.

5. Postcombe A40/B4012 junction Photo Spot
Parking

Layby parking and side street parking in the village. Please don't block anyone's driveway
Refreshments
Murco petrol station & England's Rose pub
Toilet facilities
None nearby
Nearby attractions
None

6. A40/B4009 staggered junction Photo Spot
Parking

Bus stop layby north of the junction, laybys either side on B4009 westbound.
Refreshments
None
Toilet facilities
None
Nearby attractions
Oxford Tube Lewknor interchange. The B4009 is the old Roman Road, Icknield Way, not far from Watlingtonto the weat and the Chinnor & Princes Risborough preserved railway to the east.
Special notes
A good photo opportunity as buses cross the staggered junction

7. Aston Hill Photo Spot
Parking

There is some space near the Christmas Common turn, and a layby just to the north. Get here early, chose your spot, park the car and walk
Refreshments
None
Toilet facilities
None
Nearby attractions
None
Special notes
Aston Hill is a long incline and should provide some great photos and more so videos with sound tracks.

8. Kings Hotel, STOKENCHURCH, Stop Southbound Photo Spot
Parking

Lots of parking around the Common and streets behind the south bound bus stop.
Refreshments
Kings Hotel and local cafes and stores
Nearby attractions
None
Toilet facilities
None
Special notes
The Kings Hotel used to be a rest stop for long distance coach services before the M40 was built. All buses will stop here for 5 minutes southbound, some may need to do so after climbing the hill. Please do not park in any bus stops. Carousel 40 runs hourly to High Wycombe from here.

9. Hellfire Caves Free Car Park
Parking

A short way up Chorley Road (signposted Bledlow and Hell-Fire Caves) is a huge free car park on the left
Refreshments
Available in the village.
Nearby attractions
West Wycombe Park, the Hell-Fire Caves, West Wycombe Village.
Toilet facilities
Just off Church Lane before the A40 junction.
Special notes
Please park here if visiting West Wycombe, the village is narrow and parking can be hazardous

10. West Wycombe Village Photo Spot
Parking

Please use the Heel-Fire Caves Free Car Park
Refreshments
Hot drinks and snacks available from cafes and stores in the village
Toilet facilities
See Hellfire Caves above
Nearby attractions
West Wycombe Park, the Hell-Fire Caves

11. High Wycombe Bus Station Photo Spot
Parking

Lots of town centre parking available
Refreshments
Lots available in the town
Toilet facilities
Lots available in the town
Nearby attractions
Hughenden Manor, Wycombe Furniture Museum
Special notes
Please keep to the pedestrian areas in the Bus Station. It will be in normal use, with buses reversing. Better photos will be possible at the Bus Station exit or from outside Sainsburys as buses rejoin the A40

11A. Old London Transport Garage
Parking

Lots of town centre parking available
Refreshments
Lots available in the town
Toilet facilities
Lots available in the town
Nearby attractions
None
Special notes
The old London Transport and London Country bus garage was built to tradition LT design and is situated at the foot of Marlow Hill on the "Magic Roundabout" between Marlow Hill and Wycombe General Hospital. In recent years it has been a Office Outlet (Staples before that), but it closed down recently.

11B. High Wycombe Town Centre and SHOWBUS TRADERS VILLAGE
Stop Northbound Photo Spot
Parking

Lots of town centre parking available
Refreshments
Lots available in the town
Toilet facilities
Lots available in the town
Nearby attractions
Hughenden Manor, Wycombe Furniture Museum
Special notes
The SHOWBUS TRADERS VILLAGE takes over the usual location of Wycombe Market in the High Street including under the cover of the historic Guildhall and Market buildings. Buses heading to Oxford will drive along the High Street and pause for five minutes.

12. Hughenden Manor
Parking

Available at the Manor
Refreshments
Available at the Manor
Toilet facilities
Available at the Manor
Nearby attractions
None
Special notes
Assuming the Manor is open, Arriva 300 stops outside.

13. Old Thames Valley Bus Garage
Parking

Use the huge Wycombe Retail Park Car Park
Refreshments
Tesco Metro opposite. KFC, Pizza Hut, M&S Food and Subway all in the retail park
Toilet facilities
Only in dining establishments
Nearby attractions
None
Special notes
For many years the old depot has been a Kwik-Fit tyres outlet.

14. WYCOMBE RETAIL PARK - Stop Northbound
Parking

Park in the free Retail Park Car Park.
Refreshments
Only in dining establishments (Pizza Hut/KFC) and M&S food (takeaway)
Nearby attractions
None
Special notes
Buses will stop for 5 minutes on the A40 at a newish bus stop that is no longer used!

15. Holtspur Photo Spot
Parking

In North Drive just beyond the garage southbound or by the shops in Holtspur Top Land and Heath Road
Refreshments
Miller & Cutler, local shops, OnTheRun at the petrol station.
Toilet facilities
None
Nearby attractions
None
Special notes
Having climbed the hill south bound, or from Beaconsfield, buses have to negotiate the double mini roundabout at Holtspur.

16. Bekonscot Model Village - now open - tickets must be bought in advance
Parking

Available at the Village.
Refreshments
Available at the Village.
Nearby attractions
None
Toilet facilities
Available at the Village.
Special notes
The model village even has model buses. It is a 7 minute walk from Beaconsfield Station

17. Beaconsfield Old Town Stop Southbound Photo Spot
Parking

Off street parking available
Refreshments
Available in the old town.
Nearby attractions
Bekonscot.
Toilet facilities
3 minute walk down Windsor End.
Special notes
Many attractive spots here for photography

18. Beaconsfield Services
Parking

Park at the service station
Refreshments
A variety available at the service station
Toilet facilities
Available at the service station
Nearby attractions
Bekonscot, Burnham Beeches
Special notes
Buses will not be gathering at this location, but all should pass through. Please keep to those areas designated for pedestrians. Good photos could be obtained at the entrance to the services.



See the list of 2020 entries so far here.
See the stallholders list as they book in here.