Author Topic: Walks in Chilterns/Ridgeway  (Read 234 times)

rural roamer

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Walks in Chilterns/Ridgeway
« on: 14:49:19, 19/07/20 »
Has anybody walked in the area around Watlington, Oxfordshire, on the edge of the Chilterns and on the Ridgeway? Well be at our daughters from the beg of September so that we are there when she has her baby and are sort of looking at it like a bit of a holiday too, depending on how long we end up being there before she actually produces! They only moved there just before lockdown so not had a chance to do any walking there yet. If anyone has done any circular walks in that area Id love to hear about them. Thats assuming we get time off from the 2 year old!


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Re: Walks in Chilterns/Ridgeway
« Reply #2 on: 18:00:07, 20/07/20 »
Thanks fernman.  :)  Will take a good look at those. I forgot that the NT often have walks on their site. Were members so no problem with car park charges! We could probably walk to Watlington Hill from their house anyway.

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Re: Walks in Chilterns/Ridgeway
« Reply #3 on: 18:15:18, 20/07/20 »
I walked the Oxfordshire Way last August, which passes ~1km north of Watlington. The section over the Chilterns to Henley is very pleasant.


https://www.oxfordshire.gov.uk/residents/environment-and-planning/countryside/walks-and-rides/oxfordshire-way

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Re: Walks in Chilterns/Ridgeway
« Reply #4 on: 20:30:39, 20/07/20 »
Parts of the Ickneld Way are nearby.
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Re: Walks in Chilterns/Ridgeway
« Reply #5 on: 09:30:59, 21/07/20 »
We could probably walk to Watlington Hill from their house anyway.

Should be easy! And there's a moderate pub, The Carrier's Arms, at the foot of the hill, in which you can recover on your return.
But at the Fox & Hounds at Christmas Common you are greeted at the door by waiters in black aprons holding menus, not my idea of a pub, while if you walk as far east as The Fox at Ibstone it has turned iteslf into a "country club".

(IF any of them still exist post-lockdown.)

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Re: Walks in Chilterns/Ridgeway
« Reply #6 on: 09:40:53, 21/07/20 »
Should be easy! And there's a moderate pub, The Carrier's Arms, at the foot of the hill, in which you can recover on your return.
But at the Fox & Hounds at Christmas Common you are greeted at the door by waiters in black aprons holding menus, not my idea of a pub, while if you walk as far east as The Fox at Ibstone it has turned iteslf into a "country club".

(IF any of them still exist post-lockdown.)
Friend on mine used to own the Plough at Pyrton.  Think it is a house now.
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Re: Walks in Chilterns/Ridgeway
« Reply #7 on: 10:11:03, 21/07/20 »
Friend on mine used to own the Plough at Pyrton.  Think it is a house now.

As are many in the Chilterns now. You can no longer rely on the blue beer glass symbol on your map. And that was before Covid-19.