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Oxfordshire Walks
Walking Routes & Hiking Trails

Find Oxfordshire walks from the list below which features the best walking routes in the area. Most are circular walks and are listed from the shortest and easiest to the longest more challenging routes.

The Oxfordshire walks listed below include easy circular walks to more demanding and longer routes in the hills. All walks are free to download and print and all routes have GPS files. The walks feature attractive countryside, villages, and historic buildings. Long distance footpaths including the Thames Path, Chiltern Way and the Ridgeway offer an excellent basis for shorter circular walks.

3116Uffington White Horse & Wayland's Smithyeasy3.25
1062Pusey & Buckland circulareasy3.50
2186Adlestrop & Chastletoneasy3.80
1066Faringdon, Wicklesham, The Folly & Folly Parkeasy4.00
2324Christmas Common Circular easy4.80
2322Bladon & Begbroke Circular easy5.00
3630Longcot & Uffington Circulareasy5.20
1554Wayland's Smithy & Uffington Castle from Woolstoneeasy/mod5.50
1981Epwell from Sibford Gowereasy/mod5.60
3082Sonning Eye & Shiplake circular easy5.70
1439Fulbrook & Widford from Burfordeasy6.00
1069Badbury Hill, including the Great Barn at Great Coxwelleasy6.00
1068Faringdon, Fernham and Little Coxwelleasy6.00
2396Finmere & Westbury from Mixburyeasy/mod6.10
2687Chadlington Circulareasy/mod6.30
3728Ledwell & Nether Worton from Great Teweasy/mod6.40
1079Faringdon, Thrupp and towards Lechladeeasy6.50
2915Uffington Castle, the White Horse and Wayland's Smithyeasy/mod6.50
3357Blenheim Palace Great Park from Woodstockeasy6.60
1873The Ridgeway from Ardingtoneasy/mod7.00
3456Swinford Bridge from Lower Wolvercoteeasy/mod7.00
2051River Thames & Hambleden from Henley-on-Thameseasy/mod7.00
1085Upper & Lower Boddington from Claydoneasy/mod7.00
2410Wayland's Smithy, Ashdown House and Ashburyeasy/mod7.50
1971Gallow Hill, Epwell & Swalcliffeeasy/mod7.80
2140Christmas Common & Greenfield circulareasy/mod7.80
3128Henley-on-Thames, Aston and Hambledeneasy/mod8.00
1061Faringdon, Radcot and Littlewortheasy/mod8.00
1064Faringdon Folly, Buckland Warren and Hatfordeasy/mod8.00
3248Henley-on-Thames, Rotherfield Greys & Shiplakeeasy/mod8.30
3713Cropredy & Chipping Warden Circulareasy/mod8.60
1720Henley-on-Thames to Marlow along the Thames Path easy/mod9.00
1335The Ridgeway at the End of the Chilterns from Watlington Hilleasy/mod10.00
2076Kingham to Charlburyeasy/mod10.50
1063Faringdon, Buckland & Puseyeasy/mod10.50
1140The Ridgeway around Lewknormoderate13.00
1419The Lambourn Downs from near Astburymoderate14.00
1919Henley-on-Thames, Middle Assendon and Stonormoderate14.50

Walks that start in adjacent counties / areas.

Walks that start in adjacent counties or areas but cross the boundary and include sections of the route within Oxfordshire.

WalkDescriptionStarts In
1333The Ridgeway around ChinnorBuckinghamshire
1617Saunderton circular via Bledlow RidgeBuckinghamshire
3042Thenford Hill & Upper Wardington from Middleton CheneyNorthamptonshire
3252Wardington & Cropredy from ChacombeNorthamptonshire
3222Edge Hill and Upton HouseWarwickshire

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Oxfordshire Guide

The County of Oxfordshire is located between the River Thames in the south, the Cotswolds to the west and the Chilterns in the east. Much of the county's wealth was from wool production in what is predominantly agricultural area. Local Government reorganisation in 1974 saw changes to the county boundaries with the Vale of White Horse and an area south of the Thames added to the county. Oxfordshire includes sections of three Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty - the Cotswolds, the North Wessex Downs, and the Chilterns. Long-distance footpaths include the Ridgeway, Macmillan Way, Oxfordshire Way, and the D'Arcy Dalton Way. The Thames path follows the river and the valleys of the Thame, Windrush and Cherwell tributaries also provide excellent walking. The Oxford Canal follows the Cherwell from Banbury to Kidlington and again provides some excellent walking on the well-maintained tow path.

Other walks in Britain - For a list of all the areas where walks are available go to the Main Walk Index.

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