Walks in Oxfordshire

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We’ve teamed up with the Oxfordshire Walks app to bring you 150 glorious walks in and around our beautiful county.

If you haven’t downloaded the app yet, just search ’Oxfordshire Walks‘ on your app store and get walking! There are 200+ walks to enjoy and the app guides you around each route, showing your position on the map as you walk, just like sat-nav but for footpaths. The app also allows you to suggest new walks and send feedback on each walk (dog friendly, buggy friendly, pub on route etc), so that the whole community can find their perfect walks.

Here is a selection of 20 great walks from the app but if you want to see them all, download the app and give it a try.

 

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Chiltern Hills and Warburg Nature Reserve

Chiltern Hills and Warburg Nature Reserve

This is a delightful walk around Warburg Nature Reserve which is rich in ancient woodland, plants and animals. The walk also offers wonderful views and a pretty hamlet with a traditional country pub.

Woodstock and Blenheim Park

Woodstock and Blenheim Park

Explore the market town of Woodstock followed by the beautiful Blenheim Park. On this walk you will be surrounded by wonderful parkland, towering old oak trees and a beautiful lake – all against the backdrop of the magnificent Blenheim Palace itself.

Uffington White Horse

Uffington White Horse

Visit the famous Uffington White Horse, the oldest chalk-cut hill figure in Britain. Either choose the short walk around the white horse itself or the longer walk to Knighton Bushes and back to White Horse Hill via the gallops on Woolstone Down.

Abingdon

Abingdon

A family-friendly walk that takes you on a lovely wander along the banks of the River Thames through Rye Farm meadow. This route loops back to the start through open countryside but more routes are available in the app.

Burford & Windrush Valley

Burford & Windrush Valley

A beautiful and interesting walk across farmland, along pretty country lanes and parts of the River Windrush. This walk also has the bonus of passing through Burford High Street with plenty of pubs, tea rooms and antique shops.

Badbury Hill

Badbury Hill

This walk starts at the top of Badbury Hill, with lovely views over the Oxfordshire countryside. The route takes you down through the woods, across farmland and visits the village of Great Coxwell before looping back up again to the start. As you can guess from the name, there are some hills on this walk.

Rushy Common

Rushy Common

This is a lovely short family-friendly walk around the Rushy Common nature reserve. Starting at Rushy Common Nature Reserve and neighbouring Tar Lake, the paths around the lakes are a delight and there is plenty of wildlife to see. There is also a longer walk in the app that includes parts of the River Windrush.

Bampton

Bampton

This walk starts at the pretty ancient market town of Bampton, near the beautiful River Thames. The town is famous for being used for filming scenes in the popular TV drama ‘Downton Abbey’. The walk travels south through some lovely Oxfordshire countryside following easy, level footpaths to the River Thames and Rushy Lock and weir.

Bledington and Kingham

Bledington and Kingham

Bledington is a pretty village situated in the Evenlode Valley.  The walk enjoys the village itself with it’s lovely green, 15th century church and Victorian maypole and then travels through fields and meadows, in parts touching the Evenlode River. The route joins the Diamond Way for a short distance and also travels through the delightfully peaceful village of Kingham before heading back.

Eynsham

Eynsham

This lovely circular walk wanders through the countryside to the South of Eynsham. You’ll enjoy lots of open countryside and riverside walking in equal measures on this route. There is a not so glamorous section alongside a busy road on the route, but it’s not too long and there’s an added bonus of a pub on this section if you want a pitstop.

Henley-on-Thames

Henley-on-Thames

A walk around the wonderful Henley-on-Thames followed by a stroll alongside the River Thames at it’s best. The route also includes Hambleden Lock, woodland, open countryside and the pretty villages of Remenham and Aston.

Minster Lovell

Minster Lovell

This is a beautiful walk between the Cotswold villages of Minster Lovell and Crawley. Expect water meadows, wonderful rolling countryside, romantic walking alongside the River Windrush and great pubs in both villages.

Chimney Meadows

Chimney Meadows

The walk passes through the Chimney Meadows Nature Reserve, past the hamlet of Duxford with its pretty thatched cottages and then along a beautiful stretch of the River Thames.

Christmas Common

Christmas Common

With four walks to choose from, you will be spoiled for choice in Christmas Common. The walks include beautiful woodland paths, big climbs with epic views and a wonderful pub. Plus, the bluebells in May are stunning.

Farmoor Reservoir

Farmoor Reservoir

This relaxing walk has nature all around. You can watch wildlife, meander along the beautiful River Thames and explore a delightful woodland.

Thrupp

Thrupp

This lovely Pub Walk from the Jolly Boatman pub in Thrupp is a delightful and varied walk around the Oxfordshire countryside. Expect lazy canal-side roaming, haunted manor house ruins, open countryside, peaceful churches, farm animals and horses, lovely woodland paths and a little surprise oasis for the dogs.

Glympton

Glympton

A family-friendly circular route encompassing a walk through the two thousand acres estates of Glympton and Kiddington. The route takes you across parkland, woodland trails and open rolling countryside. There is a village shop at Glympton for refreshments. Image: © Copyright Shaun Ferguson

Buscot

Buscot

This is a lovely walk from Buscot that takes you on a journey along a wonderful stretch of the River Thames. The route takes you on public footpaths through lots of open farmland and visits the pretty villages of Buscot and Kelmscott with it’s fantastic pub.

Chipping Norton

Chipping Norton

The longest walk from Chipping Norton includes the village of Salford and takes you across open countryside and farm fields to visit the famous and mystical Rollright Stones. The walk then continues on to the pretty village of Over Norton and then back to Chipping Norton where, after your good leg stretch, you can be tempted by the range of shops, cafes and pubs.

Upper Tysoe

Upper Tysoe

This is a delightful walk in the hills that you’ll find to the south of Upper Tysoe. You will ramble around and over both Lady Elizabeth’s Hill and Windmill Hill. You will use up a fair amount of energy on this walk and will be rewarded with some great views and lots of fresh air for your efforts.