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Charlbury and Wychwood Forest

A moderate walk (countryside) in Oxon, England, about 13.50km (8.39 mi) long with an estimated walking time of about 4:15h. It is unsuitable for families with children, prams & pushchairs, wheelchairs.
Elevation Profile
Ascent 112m (367ft)
Descent 133m (436ft)
Max. Elevation 0m (0ft)
Altitude Gain & Loss 245m (803ft)
Start & End
Greenfingers, Charlbury, West Oxfordshire, Oxon, England, OX
Distance 13.50km
Duration ~4:15h
Car Free Walks TeamCreated by Timwoods on 16 Nov 2017
This walk, on the edge of the Cotswolds, offers a welcome taste of this part of the country. Starting and finishing in Charlbury, it starts in the grounds of Cornbury Park before touring through a series of villages. There are more good routes, many accessible by public transport, on the West Oxfordshire walks page: www.oxfordshire.gov.uk/cms/public-site/west-oxfordshire-walks

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Walk Map

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OS Grid SP357194
Start the walk in Charlbury, which has a train station and a few bus services.
OS Grid SP356189
Cross the railway and the river.
About 0.46 km (~0.29 miles) from
OS Grid SP355186
Take the path heading south through the park.
About 0.37 km (~0.23 miles) from
OS Grid SP364171
Continue down to Finstock. There is a station here too, if you wanted a very short walk.
About 1.70 km (~1.06 miles) from
OS Grid SP358166
Head through the village, then take the path on the right-hand side as you walk.
About 0.72 km (~0.45 miles) from
OS Grid SP346172
The route continues through the far side of the park.
About 1.34 km (~0.83 miles) from
OS Grid SP332183
Is it a wood? Is it a forest? What's going on here?
About 1.74 km (~1.08 miles) from
OS Grid SP328178
Follow the road for a short stretch then take the path to Stag's Plain.
About 0.67 km (~0.42 miles) from
OS Grid SP318196
The footpath brings you out to a road. Cross carefully, then take the road opposite up to Chilson.
About 2.13 km (~1.32 miles) from
OS Grid SP328201
A bridleway takes you to the next village. Nearly done...
About 1.08 km (~0.67 miles) from
OS Grid SP346198
Continue along the bridleway to Walcot, just outside Charlbury.
About 1.81 km (~1.12 miles) from
OS Grid SP356197
Follow the road back into Charlbury for the bus or train home.
About 0.96 km (~0.6 miles) from

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