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Oxfordshire Countryside - Landscape Companions.


Six Local Circular Country Walks.

Thematic Trails 2003. A4 size. 72 pages, 57 photos, 22 maps, 20 illust. £4.00 ISBN 978-0-948444-44-9

A stout A4 water-resistant plastic folder contains:

  • a large (510mm X 420m) two-sided colourful map showing five colour-coded recommended circular walks in the Kingston Bagpuize, Longworth and Hinton area. The map is folded to pocket-size. A walk added to this collect in 2015 is included as a complimentary bonus. This 'white' walk: "A Kingston Bagpuize & Southmoor countryside experience" is not shown on the folded colour map, but this walk includes a clear map showing the route of the walk.
  • Six 12-page A4 guidebooks (landscape companions) one for each of the suggested circular countryside walks shown on the main map. Plus the "white walk."

These guides give comprehensive written and map instructions for following each colour-coded walk shown on the map. However, the main purpose of these ‘landscape companions’ is to provide an engaging illustrated commentary on the human and natural landscape through which these walks progress. The walks are set within the countryside known as the ‘Golden Ridge’, some 12 miles to the west of Oxford.

The six circular countryside walks, included in the package above,  are also available as individual colour coded walks as detailed below for £1.00 per 12-page walk.

Here are our colour coded walks.

GREEN WALK Start: Longworth Square – Harrowdown Hill – Thames – Newbridge – Common Lane – Longworth (4 mile walk).

YELLOW WALK Start: Kingston Bagpuize -Swannybrook -Sheephouse Fm -Little London - Longworth - Southmoor. (7 miles).

RED WALK Start: Hinton Waldrist Church - Duxford -Tadpole Bridge -Buckland -Pusey -Charney Bassett- Cherbury Camp- Hinton. (21miles)

PURPLE WALK Start: Longworth Square – Hinton Waldrist – Duxford - Hall Ham – Harrowdown Hill – Longworth. (5.5 miles).

ORANGE WALK Start: Southmoor - Fyfield – Rainbow Bridge – Thames – Newbridge – Draycott Moor – Southmoor. (5.5 miles).


Oxfordshire countryside and village walks are available from:
Thematic Trails 7 Norwood Avenue, Kingston Bagpuize, Oxon OX13 5AD T:01865-820522.