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Oxfordshire Countryside - Landscape Companions.

SIX (Five plus One) Circular country walks set within the countryside known as the Golden Ridge, some 12 miles west of Oxford. 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. In 2015 a sixth walk (The White walk) was added to the initial set, with its own map printed within its 12 page guide.

Six 12-page A4 guidebooks (landscape companions) one for each of the suggested circular walks, including the "White Walk". Each "landscape companion " gives comprehensive instructions for following each walk. However the main pupose of each booklet is to provide an engaging, illustrated commentary on the human & natural landscape as the walk progresses.

The 6 countryside walks, plus pocket map costs £4. However these walks are also available as individual booklets(see below) for £1 per 12 page walk. Each walk is printed on coloured paper identifying the colour-code of each walk.

The five 12-page A4 colour-coded landscape companions can also be purchased individually for £1.00 as seen below.

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).