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Free Downloadable Walks

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Click on the map above or browse through the list below to find free downloadable walks in the Oxfordshire Cotswolds.


Bampton Footpaths
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Bampton Footpaths

A guide to the footpaths around Bampton, it includes a 2.5 mile circular walk via Plantation and Ham Court

Burford Town Guide
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Burford Town Guide

A short guide to some of the most interesting historic buildings in Burford

Charlbury to Finstock
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Charlbury to Finstock

An easy 5 mile walk that is exceptionally picturesque and passes Charlbury's four pubs plus the popular Plough Inn in Finstock. It takes in Cornbury Park, the River Evenlode, and the Cotswold Line railway.

Charlbury Visitor Guide
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Charlbury Visitor Guide

The guide includes a map of the town marking buildings of interest - making a pleasant and interesting walk

Charlbury Walk 1 (OCC)
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Charlbury Walk 1 (OCC)

An 8 mile walk that takes in the only Public Right of Way through the ancient Wychwood Forest within Cornbury Park.

Charlbury Walk 2 (OCC)
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Charlbury Walk 2 (OCC)

A 4 mile walk that runs to the north-west of Charlbury, following the pretty Evenlode valley and uses a section of the Oxfordshire Way.

Chimney Meadows Guide
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Chimney Meadows Guide

A guide to Chimney Meadows nature reserve showing the footpaths and talking about some of the birds and flowers for which the reserve is noted

Chipping Norton Guide
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Chipping Norton Guide

A brief guide to Chipping Norton giving a short overview of the town's history and some of the places of interest

Chipping Norton to Over Norton (AONB Step 1)
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Chipping Norton to Over Norton (AONB Step 1)

An easy circular walk passing from Chipping Norton to Over Norton and back 2.5 miles (4km)

Chipping Norton/Salford/Cornwell (AONB Step 2)
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Chipping Norton/Salford/Cornwell (AONB Step 2)

A 6.5 mile (10km) walk across gently undulating countryside from Chipping Norton to the villages of Salford and Cornwell and back

Eynsham Abbey Trail
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Eynsham Abbey Trail

A short walk into the past, around the precinct of Eynsham Abbey

Eynsham Unlocked
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Eynsham Unlocked

A guide to some of the history of Eynsham and buildings and areas of interest

Eynsham Walk 1 (OCC)
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Eynsham Walk 1 (OCC)

A 4 mile walk going down to the Thames at Pinkhill Lock and round to Swinford Toll Bridge - can be wet and is best enjoyed between May and October

Eynsham Walk 2 (OCC)
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Eynsham Walk 2 (OCC)

An 8 mile walk that passes the Trout Inn at Godstow, overlooking the river and back across pretty meadows to rejoin the Thames

Eynsham Walk 3 (OCC)
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Eynsham Walk 3 (OCC)

This 6 mile walk heads away for the river to South Leigh along a disused railway line and flat open countryside and offers the walker a splendid variation from the other walks in wildlife and viewpoints

Finstock (AONB Step 6)
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Finstock (AONB Step 6)

A short circular walk of 2 miles (3.2km) starting and finishing in the centre of Finstock. Mainly gentle and undulating but with stony, uneven ground in places

Foxholes Nature Reserve
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Foxholes Nature Reserve

Not a walk as such but a guide to the Foxholes Nature Reserve showing the footpaths and talking about the flora and fauna that one might hope to see there.

Glyme Valley Way
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Glyme Valley Way

A 16 mile (26km) walk along the River Glyme between Chipping Norton and Woodstock, developed by BBC Oxford and Oxfordshire County Council

Great Barrington to Burford (AONB Walk 5)
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Great Barrington to Burford (AONB Walk 5)

A 5 mile (8km) walk through a superb stretch of the Windrush Valley between the Barringtons and Burford

Kingham Station Circular (AONB Walk 4)
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Kingham Station Circular (AONB Walk 4)

A 9 mile (15km) circular walk starting from Kingham railway station

Kingham Station Short Circular (AONB Walk 1)
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Kingham Station Short Circular (AONB Walk 1)

A 3.5 mile (6km) walk starting from Kingham railway station

Kingham to Chipping Norton (AONB Walk 6)
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Kingham to Chipping Norton (AONB Walk 6)

Options for a longer walk of 9 miles (15km) or a shorter one of 6 miles (10km)

Kingham to Churchill (AONB Walk 8)
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Kingham to Churchill (AONB Walk 8)

A 5 mile (8km) walk between Kingham and Chipping Norton, via Churchill

Mills and Meadows (AONB Walk 11)
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Mills and Meadows (AONB Walk 11)

This walk crosses the meadow lands between Kingham and Chipping Norton 5.5 miles (9km)

Milton under Wychwood to Fifield (AONB Step 4)
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Milton under Wychwood to Fifield (AONB Step 4)

A walk of 6/8 miles (10/13km) across gently undulating countryside between Milton under Wychwood and Fifield

North Leigh Common Guide
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North Leigh Common Guide

North Leigh Common is a 17 hectare (42 acre) remnant of what was once a much larger area of heathland. It has a wide range of wildlife habitats whilst also providing an open access facility for all-year-round public enjoyment.

Oxfordshire Way (05/6): Bledington to Shipton
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Oxfordshire Way (05/6): Bledington to Shipton

About 4 miles of the path, running via Bruern Abbey

Oxfordshire Way (07/10): Shipton to Charlbury
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Oxfordshire Way (07/10): Shipton to Charlbury

A 7 mile section of the Oxfordshire Way running through the Evenlode valley

Oxfordshire Way (11/12): Charlbury to Stonesfield
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Oxfordshire Way (11/12): Charlbury to Stonesfield

A short (3 mile) section of the Oxfordshire Way

Oxfordshire Way (13/17): Stonesfield to Kirtlington
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Oxfordshire Way (13/17): Stonesfield to Kirtlington

An 8.5 mile section of the Oxfordshire Way that mainly follows the course of an old Roman road (Akeman Street)

Ramsden (AONB Step 5)
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Ramsden (AONB Step 5)

A short circular walk of 1.75 miles (2.8km) starting and finishing in the village of Ramsden - mainly gentle and undulating.

Rushy Common and Tar Lakes
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Rushy Common and Tar Lakes

Map of Rushy Common & Tar Lakes, as well as public rights of way in the Lower Windrush Valley.

Shilton Village History Trail
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Shilton Village History Trail

Produced by the Shilton History Group the Village History Trail highlights the buildings and sites of interest in the village.

Short Walk: Witney Lakes
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Short Walk: Witney Lakes

A short easy 1.2 mile walk beside Witney Lake

Short Walk: Witney Meadows
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Short Walk: Witney Meadows

A short 0.7 mile walk in Witney Meadows

Stonesfield (AONB Step 3)
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Stonesfield (AONB Step 3)

A walk of 6.5 miles (10km) - with two optional extensions - across undulating countryside between Stonesfield and Combe

The Rollright Stones (AONB Seven Wonders)
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The Rollright Stones (AONB Seven Wonders)

A 5.25 mile walk from Salford to the mysterious Rollright Stones returning through the hidden hamlet of Little Rollright

Villages of the Windrush Valley (AONB Walk 9)
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Villages of the Windrush Valley (AONB Walk 9)

A Cotswold classic, this linear walk - 4 miles (6.5km) - goes from Asthall to Burford via the beautiful churches at Swinbrook and Widford (or the slightly longer alternative 5.5 miles/8.8 km via Swinbrook and Fulbrook).

Walks on Wheels 4 (Cotswolds AONB): Rollright
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Walks on Wheels 4 (Cotswolds AONB): Rollright

Two very short walks on grass round the Rollright Stones, a prehistoric stone circle, with wide views. Suitable for all wheels.

Walks on Wheels 8 (Cotswolds AONB): Charlbury
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Walks on Wheels 8 (Cotswolds AONB): Charlbury

A very short family walk in Charlbury ending at the playground

Windrush Circular Walk 1 (OCC)
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Windrush Circular Walk 1 (OCC)

A 5 mile walk between Asthall, Widford and Swinbrook that passes the tiny 13th century Church of St Oswald's, which stands alone on the hillside overlooking the river

Windrush Circular Walk 2 (OCC)
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Windrush Circular Walk 2 (OCC)

A 3.5 or 5 mile walk that visits the ruin of Minster Lovell Hall

Windrush Path: Standlake to Newbridge
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Windrush Path: Standlake to Newbridge

A 2 mile section of the Windrush Path between Standlake and Newbridge on the River Thames

Windrush Path: Witney to Hardwick
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Windrush Path: Witney to Hardwick

3 mile walk, much of it following the meandering Windrush river

Witney Lakes & Meadows
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Witney Lakes & Meadows

A guide to Witney Lakes and Meadows with a path around the lakes

Witney Wool Trail
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Witney Wool Trail

A 2.5 mile trail (4km) around Witney, looking at some of the buildings and sites connected with its once famous wool trade

Woodstock Children's History Trail
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Woodstock Children's History Trail

A short walk covering the centre of the historic town of Woodstock but aimed at entertaining children.

Woodstock Walk
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Woodstock Walk

A short 1.1 mile walk (1.7km) around the town, looking at some of the more interesting and historic buildings

Woodstock: Historic Trail
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Woodstock: Historic Trail

A short walk following a trail of stone plaques around the town, marking some of Woodstock's finest houses

Wychwood Circular Walk 6
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Wychwood Circular Walk 6

A 4 mile walk taking in the villages of North Leigh and East End. Highlights include rolling farmland, small copses and woodland areas. You may also wish to visit the local North Leigh Roman Villa

Wychwood Circular Walk 7
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Wychwood Circular Walk 7

A 5 mile walk taking in the villages of North Leigh and Wilcote. Highlights include rolling farmland, historic trackways, ancient woodland and a historic well

Wychwood Circular Walk 8
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Wychwood Circular Walk 8

A 5.5 mile walk around the village of Leafield, part following the line of the Roman road of Akeman Street. Other highlights include ancient woodland, green lanes and views to distant hills. This route is stile free

Wychwood Circular Walk 9
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Wychwood Circular Walk 9

A 7.5 mile walk passing through Woodstock and alongside the village of Wootton. Highlights include historic parkland, river valleys, and ancient trackways. This route is stile free

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