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distance 9.39km Vertical gain +91m Vertical drop -83m Durée 2h55 Moderate Moderate
Starting point Starting point in Henley-on-Thames - Oxfordshire

A circular walk from Henley-on-Thames Station with a lovely pub, The Flower Pot, halfway. Returning through a deer park with spectacular views of the Thames and the Chilterns.
Good parking at Henley-on-Thames station.

Walker
distance 14.25km Vertical gain +12m Vertical drop -20m Durée 4h05 Moderate Moderate
Starting point Starting point in Henley-on-Thames - Oxfordshire

A pleasant linear walk along the Thames Path between Henley-on-Thames and Marlow. The path is easy to follow and is almost all downhill. There are a number of public transport options to return to the start.

Walker
distance 7.92km Vertical gain +48m Vertical drop -41m Durée 2h25 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Begbroke - Oxfordshire

An Oxfordshire walk that captures typical landscapes of the county. The church at Bladon is also the burial place of Sir Winston Churchill. The route uses established paths.

Walker
distance 9.55km Vertical gain +176m Vertical drop -176m Durée 3h15 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Woolstone - Oxfordshire

This walk on North Wessex Downs offers some wonderful views as well as the opportunity to explore some fine ancient monuments. These include the Uffington White Horse, Uffington Castle and Wayland's Smithy Long Barrow.

Walker
Around Blenheim Park from Woodstock
distance 10.3km Vertical gain +72m Vertical drop -73m Durée 3h10 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Woodstock - Oxfordshire

This circular walk mainly explores Blenheim Park, its monuments and distinctive characteristics including the Grand Bridge, the Column of Victory, Rosamund's Well and an impressive Cedar of Lebanon tree!

Walking Great Tew and Little Tew ( Download : )
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Great Tew and Little Tew
distance 6.34km Vertical gain +72m Vertical drop -72m Durée 2h00 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Great Tew - Oxfordshire

This easy circular walk provides a good way to discover two lovely villages with thatched houses, particularly Great Tew! On you way, you will also explore the quiet countryside and enjoy lovely churches and a beautiful giant sequoia!

Walker
distance 7.72km Vertical gain +165m Vertical drop -157m Durée 2h40 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Watlington - Oxfordshire

A short Oxfordshire walk that explores the woodlands and countryside to the east of Christmas Common. The route is generally easy to follow and includes sections of the Oxfordshire Way and Chiltern Way.

Walker
Uffington White Horse and Wayland's Smithy
distance 5.07km Vertical gain +79m Vertical drop -79m Durée 1h40 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Woolstone - Oxfordshire

This short walk on the North Wessex Downs offers wonderful and the chance to explore some fine ancient monuments including the Uffungton White Horse, Uffington Castle and Wayland's Smithy Long Barrow.

Walking Sonning Eye and Shiplake ( Download : )
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distance 9.03km Vertical gain +52m Vertical drop -48m Durée 2h45 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Eye and Dunsden - Oxfordshire

This Oxforshire walk includes a pleasant section of walking along the Thames Path with a section across the rolling hills to the north of the river.

Organisation / Walking Club / Mountain guide
distance 7.07km Vertical gain +41m Vertical drop -41m Durée 2h10 Moderate Moderate
Starting point Starting point in Hampton Gay and Poyle - Oxfordshire

Climb to a pretty village with a historic church, country house and village green.

Walking Perch & Pike - Route 1 ( Download : )
Accommodation, Restaurant
distance 5.21km Vertical gain +5m Vertical drop -5m Durée 1h30 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in South Stoke (Oxfordshire) - Oxfordshire

A short easy walk along the Thames on the outward leg.

Walker
Blenheim Park, Combe and North Leigh Roman Villa
distance 16.77km Vertical gain +146m Vertical drop -147m Durée 5h15 Moderate Moderate
Starting point Starting point in Woodstock - Oxfordshire

This pretty long circular walk explores Blenheim Park with great views of The Lake and the Palace. Then, follow paths (Palladian and Wychwood Ways) in the countryside following River Evenlode until you reach the remains of a large Roman courtyard villa. You finally go back to Woodstock using a section of Oxfordshire Way.

Walking King William IV - Route 3 ( Download : )
Accommodation, Restaurant
distance 10.62km Vertical gain +138m Vertical drop -136m Durée 3h25 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Ipsden - Oxfordshire

A long a steady climb over the second quarter of the walk, thereafter an easy walk back.

Accommodation, Restaurant
distance 9.98km Vertical gain +176m Vertical drop -184m Durée 3h20 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Swyncombe - Oxfordshire

A medium length walk with quite hilly terrain around The Five Horseshoes pub.

Accommodation, Restaurant
distance 7.49km Vertical gain +42m Vertical drop -38m Durée 2h15 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Lewknor - Oxfordshire

Easy walk with no hills around The Leathern Bottle.

Accommodation, Restaurant
distance 7.27km Vertical gain +209m Vertical drop -204m Durée 2h40 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Lewknor - Oxfordshire

A moderate walk with some steep hills around The Leathern Bottle.

Walking The Red Lion - Route 3 ( Download : )
Accommodation, Restaurant
distance 7.39km Vertical gain +59m Vertical drop -56m Durée 2h15 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Blewbury - Oxfordshire

An easy walk over flat terrain except when climbing Blewburton hill.

Accommodation, Restaurant
distance 5.69km Vertical gain +56m Vertical drop -59m Durée 1h45 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Stoke Row - Oxfordshire

An easy walk over fairly even terrain. Stoke Row – Wyfold Court – Stoke Row.

Accommodation, Restaurant
distance 8.66km Vertical gain +142m Vertical drop -142m Durée 2h55 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Watlington - Oxfordshire

A medium length walk with some steep climbs through woods.

Walking The Six Bells - Route 2 ( Download : )
Accommodation, Restaurant
distance 9.79km Vertical gain +9m Vertical drop -9m Durée 2h50 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Warborough - Oxfordshire

A fairly long walk but with no steep hills or other challenging obstacles.

Walking Goring Wild Walk ( Download : )
Tourist office
distance 8.76km Vertical gain +121m Vertical drop -118m Durée 2h50 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Goring - Oxfordshire

Explore Goring : enjoy magnificent views of the River Thames and rare chalk grassland species. Starting in Goring, this 8 km circular walk takes in the Berks, Bucks & Oxon Wildlife Trust’s (BBOWT) Hartslock nature reserve and a section of the Thames Path

Walking Peppard Common - Route 2 ( Download : )
Accommodation, Restaurant
distance 7.18km Vertical gain +60m Vertical drop -57m Durée 2h15 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Rotherfield Peppard - Oxfordshire

Peppard Common – Sonning Common – Peppard Common.

Accommodation, Restaurant
distance 9.45km Vertical gain +67m Vertical drop -67m Durée 2h55 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Stoke Row - Oxfordshire

A fairly long walk over mostly even terrain. Stoke Row – Hook End – Exlade St – Checkendon – Stoke Row.

Accommodation, Restaurant
distance 11.93km Vertical gain +222m Vertical drop -227m Durée 4h05 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Swyncombe - Oxfordshire

A fairly long walk over hilly terrain with two steep uphill sections.

Walking The New Inn - Route 2 ( Download : )
Accommodation, Restaurant
distance 6.3km Vertical gain +35m Vertical drop -32m Durée 1h55 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Kidmore End - Oxfordshire

A medium length walk over fairly flat terrain through two adjacent villages and surrounding woodland.

Walking Henley-on-Thames - Route 1 ( Download : )
Accommodation, Restaurant
distance 8.48km Vertical gain +86m Vertical drop -84m Durée 2h40 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Henley-on-Thames - Oxfordshire

An easy walk with no steep gradients. Henley – Rotherfield Greys – Pack and Prime Lane – Henley.

Walking Foxholes Wild Walk ( Download : )
Tourist office
distance 12.24km Vertical gain +41m Vertical drop -41m Durée 3h35 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Shipton-under-Wychwood - Oxfordshire

Explore Foxholes : stroll through rolling countryside, woodland and quiet villages. Starting in Shipton-under-Wychwood, this 11 km circular walk takes in ancient woodland at the Berks, Bucks & Oxon Wildlife Trust’s (BBOWT) Foxholes nature reserve.

Walking The Chequers Inn - Route 3 ( Download : )
Accommodation, Restaurant
distance 10.31km Vertical gain +42m Vertical drop -43m Durée 3h05 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Berrick Salome - Oxfordshire

A long and interesting walk mainly over flat countryside but some of the footpaths en route are currently quite badly overgrown.

Organisation / Walking Club / Mountain guide
distance 25.8km Vertical gain +304m Vertical drop -349m Durée 8h15 Moderate Moderate
Starting point Starting point in Watlington - Oxfordshire

The Ridgeway the other way. The National Trail from NE to SW. This Stage 3 has a bit of everything. The route runs long the Upper Icknield Way on the way to the small hamlet of Swyncombe. Then crosses the Chiltern Way on it's way to the village of Nuffield. The route then runs on a narrow secluded path alongside the ancient Grim’s Ditch before reaching the River Thames. On the opposite bank, another National Trail runs, The Thames Path

Walker
distance 13.2km Vertical gain +155m Vertical drop -160m Durée 4h15 Moderate Moderate
Starting point Starting point in Ashbury - Oxfordshire

This walk combines one of the best sections of the Ridgeway and the start of the Lambourn Valley Way with visits to two ancient monuments. It is easy walking; the paths are either well-made or on well-drained chalk downland.

Organisation / Walking Club / Mountain guide
distance 3.96km Vertical gain +25m Vertical drop -20m Durée 1h10 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Nettlebed - Oxfordshire

This walk is suitable for all ages. It combines beautiful scenery with interesting buildings and much historical
interest. The route takes you through ancient beech woodlands and through the Common Land around Nettlebed.

Organisation / Walking Club / Mountain guide
distance 7.28km Vertical gain +125m Vertical drop -115m Durée 2h25 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Henley-on-Thames - Oxfordshire

A lovely stile-free walk that explores the hills and woodlands that overlook the beautiful market town of Henley-on-Thames. The first section of the walk is across high parkland with excellent views, the return is through woodland.

Walking Ewelme and Swans Way ( Download : )
Walker
distance 7.72km Vertical gain +65m Vertical drop -69m Durée 2h25 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Ewelme - Oxfordshire

A gentle walk across open farmland, with views. Much of the land is set aside for wild flowers, and is quite glorious in the early summer months.

Organisation / Walking Club / Mountain guide
distance 13.02km Vertical gain +42m Vertical drop -46m Durée 3h50 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Cropredy - Oxfordshire

A lovely circular walk from the delightful village of Cropredy in the Cherwell Valley, three miles north of Banbury and close to Exit 11 on the M40. During this circular walk you will enjoy three delightful villages, some open countryside and farmland, quiet lanes and an attractive section of the Oxford Canal. This is walk 34 from the 44 composing the Millenium Way.

Organisation / Walking Club / Mountain guide
distance 12.21km Vertical gain +82m Vertical drop -82m Durée 3h45 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Claydon with Clattercot - Oxfordshire

This circular walk starts in the picturesque village of Claydon and meanders across mostly flat farmland & open countryside, crossing the Oxford Canal at two points and touching the delightful villages of Lower and Upper Boddington. Claydon is Oxfordshire's most northerly village. This is walk 31 from the 44 composing the Millenium Way.

Walker
distance 11.66km Vertical gain +90m Vertical drop -87m Durée 3h35 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Enstone - Oxfordshire

An interesting and varied walk along the stream/river valleys of the River Glyme and a tributary, and through the park of a country house with several eccentric features. On the way, you can stop at a nature reserve of natural Cotswold limestone grassland. The first half of the walk follows Shakespeare's Way.

Walking Cowley to Shotover, Oxford ( Download : )
Walker
distance 8.77km Vertical gain +112m Vertical drop -112m Durée 2h50 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Oxfordshire

This circular walk goes through three SSSIs from urban Oxford. Starting from urban Cowley, walk up to the top of Shotover country park SSSI (Site of Special Scientific Interest) for nature and views to the South West, then through Rock Edge SSSI, for Upper Jurassic limestone, and then through Lye Valley SSSI to experience nationally rare calcareous fen habitat from the last ice age.

Organisation / Walking Club / Mountain guide
distance 10.99km Vertical gain +93m Vertical drop -92m Durée 3h25 Moderate Moderate
Starting point Starting point in Swinbrook and Widford - Oxfordshire

A longer walk through wooded country with magnificent views to Asthall village. Three Cotswold villages and an extended exploration of the Windrush valley.

Organisation / Walking Club / Mountain guide
distance 6.5km Vertical gain +35m Vertical drop -35m Durée 1h55 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Swinbrook and Widford - Oxfordshire

Three Cotswold villages and an extended exploration of the Windrush valley.

Organisation / Walking Club / Mountain guide
distance 6.35km Vertical gain +53m Vertical drop -48m Durée 2h00 Moderate Moderate
Starting point Starting point in Swinbrook and Widford - Oxfordshire

A longer walk through wooded country with magnificent views to Asthall village.

Organisation / Walking Club / Mountain guide
distance 3.9km Vertical gain +42m Vertical drop -42m Durée 1h15 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Swinbrook and Widford - Oxfordshire

Visit an isolated medieval church in a meadow and explore Swinbrook village in detail.

Walking Cherwell valley ( Download : )
Organisation / Walking Club / Mountain guide
distance 6.75km Vertical gain +7m Vertical drop -7m Durée 1h55 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Hampton Gay and Poyle - Oxfordshire

Visit four historic churches, plus a ruined manor house and a pretty riverside return.

Walking Hampton Gay ( Download : )
Organisation / Walking Club / Mountain guide
distance 4.8km Vertical gain +11m Vertical drop -11m Durée 1h25 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Hampton Gay and Poyle - Oxfordshire

Stroll across the meadows to an isolated church and ruined 16th-century manor house.

Walking Henley Wild Walk ( Download : )
Tourist office
distance 18.86km Vertical gain +226m Vertical drop -221m Durée 6h00 Moderate Moderate
Starting point Starting point in Henley-on-Thames - Oxfordshire

Explore Henley : this varied walk through the Chilterns takes in parkland, farmland and woodland. Starting in Henley, this 21 km circular walk includes the Berks, Bucks & Oxon Wildlife Trust’s (BBOWT) Warburg Nature Reserve.

Tourist office
distance 8.8km Vertical gain +16m Vertical drop -16m Durée 2h35 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Wootton (Oxfordshire) - Oxfordshire

Explore Cothill : the most diverse wildlife area in Oxfordshire. Starting in Wootton, this 5 kilometre circular walk takes in three BBOWT nature reserves: Dry Sandford Pit, Parsonage Moor and Lashford Lane Fen.

Walking Cothill Wild Walk ( Download : )
Tourist office
distance 6.4km Vertical gain +16m Vertical drop -16m Durée 1h55 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Wootton (Oxfordshire) - Oxfordshire

Explore Cothill : the most diverse wildlife area in Oxfordshire. Starting in Wootton, this 5 kilometre circular walk takes in three BBOWT nature reserves: Dry Sandford Pit, Parsonage Moor and Lashford Lane Fen.

Walking Playhatch - Dunsden ( Download : )
Accommodation, Restaurant
distance 2.95km Vertical gain +56m Vertical drop -56m Durée 1h00 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Eye and Dunsden - Oxfordshire

Nice walk from The Flowing Spring pub around Playhatch and Dunsden.

Accommodation, Restaurant
distance 4.27km Vertical gain +55m Vertical drop -55m Durée 1h25 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Eye and Dunsden - Oxfordshire

Nice walk from The Flowing Spring pub around Playhatch, Dunsden and Binfield Heath.

Accommodation, Restaurant
distance 10.68km Vertical gain +105m Vertical drop -98m Durée 3h20 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Eye and Dunsden - Oxfordshire

Nice walk from The Flowing Spring pub around Playhatch, Dunsden, Crowsley Park and Binfield Heath.

Accommodation, Restaurant
distance 6.83km Vertical gain +10m Vertical drop -10m Durée 2h00 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Oxfordshire

Lovely walk along the Thames from Reading Station to The Flowing Spring pub.