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The Buttercross and Town Hall

Witney

Known across the world for blanket making, especially in North America where the Witney Point Blanket was traded in exchange for furs, the town owes...

Ramsden

Towns & Villages

Ramsden
Oxfordshire
OX7 3AZ

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Ramsden. Photo by Robin Smithett

A beautiful and peaceful stone village on the north-east edge of the Cotswolds. Ramsden, meaning 'wild garlic valley', is another ideal base for exploring the surrounding countryside either on foot or on bicycle. Once deep in the heart of the Wychwood Forest, the village was one of the first areas of the forest to be cleared for settlement, lying next to Akeman Street, the Roman road linking Cirencester and St Albans.

There is a short downloadable walk from Ramsden:
Ramsden Circular Walk (pdf 777k)

 

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  2. Hailey Church

    Hailey

    Located towards the southern edge of the ancient Wychwood Forest, Hailey derives its name from...

    1.72 miles away
  3. The windmill at North Leigh

    North Leigh


    Best known for the 4th century Roman villa site alongside the River Evenlode, North Leigh sits...

    2.3 miles away
  4. Leafield: photo by David Sellman

    Leafield


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    2.53 miles away
  1. Stonesfield

    Stonesfield


    Midway between Blenheim Great Park and the Wychwood Forest, Stonesfield enjoys a hillside...

    2.63 miles away
  2. Charlbury

    Charlbury


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    2.65 miles away
  3. The Village Green in Combe

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    3.39 miles away
  4. Minster Lovell Dovecote

    Minster Lovell


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    3.47 miles away
  5. The Buttercross and Town Hall

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    3.51 miles away
  6. Long Hanborough - The Three Horseshoes

    Long Hanborough

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    3.89 miles away
  7. The old pump on the village green in Freeland (photo courtesy of www.freelandoxon.co.uk)

    Freeland

    Freeland's name derives from the Old English word, fyrth, meaning a wood and the village developed...

    4.01 miles away
  8. Water fountain

    Spelsbury


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    4.01 miles away
  9. Ascott under Wychwood church

    Ascott under Wychwood


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    4.07 miles away
  10. Church End in South Leigh

    South Leigh


    South Leigh lies 2½ miles (4 km) south east of Witney and 8 miles (13 km) west of Oxford. It was...

    4.51 miles away
  11. Chadlington

    Chadlington


    A long village divided into five 'ends', some of which are almost separate hamlets, it spreads...

    4.52 miles away
  12. Village pond Ducklington

    Ducklington


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    4.76 miles away
  13. Asthall village in the Oxfordshire Cotswolds

    Asthall


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  14. Swinbrook ©Prof Derek Roe

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  15. Shipton under Wychwood

    Shipton under Wychwood


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  16. Woodstock Town Hall

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  17. The Crown Inn in Church Enstone

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  18. Bladon St Marys Church

    Bladon


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    Eynsham

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  25. Bluebells at Foxholes near Bruern

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  27. Looking down Burford's famous High Street

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    6.82 miles away
  28. Stanton Harcourt

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    Carterton


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    7.03 miles away
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    Taynton


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