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An autumn dog walk near Minster Lovell ruins


Whether you are a serious walker, a casual rambler or an occasional stroller, walking is the best way to fully appreciate the natural beauty of the Oxfordshire Cotswolds.

Free downloadable walks

There are lots of free downloadable walks, circular and linear, short and long, on our free downloadable walks page.

Maps and guide books

Alternatively, equipped with one of the relevant OS maps, you can easily devise your own walks. All of these, along with a wide range of guide books and local walks collections, are available to purchase in Burford and Witney Visitor Information Centres.

Guided walks

If you want some experienced guidance and expert interpretation of the landscape, then why not join one of the regular guided walks led by Cotswolds Conservation Board voluntary wardens. The walks are free, open to everyone and often take in the local hospitality! There are also a number of professional guides, such as Talking Walks, who charge for longer or more specialised walks.

Walking holidays

If you want a short break (or longer holiday) centred around walking, Walk the Landscape offer walking holidays or day walks around the Chipping Norton area and further afield in Oxfordshire and the Cotswolds.

Rights of Way

Oxfordshire County Council are responsible for local rights of way and the countryside section of their website includes a page on using public rights of way responsibly and a useful interactive countryside access map.

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Japanese Cherry Blossom at Batsford Arboretum

Batsford Arboretum & Garden Centre

Batsford Arboretum is home to one of the country’s largest private tree collections. Enjoy early colour from snowdrops, spring-flowering bulbs and...

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  1. Blenheim Palace, Oxfordshire Spring Foraging Courses

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    Blenheim Palace, Oxfordshire Spring Foraging Courses


    Guided Walk

    Long Hanborough

    These courses will take place around the Long Hanborough side of Blenheim Palace's vast grounds. This stunning 18th century baroque palace is within easy reach of Oxford, Banbury, Burford, Aylesbury and even Newbury. We expect to find plenty of foraging treats from all the well-established flora...


    29 Mar 2019 To 29 Mar 2019
    20 Apr 2019 To 20 Apr 2019
    5 May 2019 To 5 May 2019
    24 May 2019 To 24 May 2019
  2. Pink Ribbon Walk

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    Pink Ribbon Walk


    Guided Walk


    Challenge yourself to a Pink Ribbon Walk in association with Skechers and enjoy tailor-made 10 and 20 mile routes in a unique location. Starting and finishing in the stunning grounds of Blenheim Palace, the walk will showcase the best of the Cotswolds' splendid rural scenery. Everything on the...


    18 May 2019 To 18 May 2019