Christmas Common - Cookley Green - Pishill - Christmas Common

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The walk starts from Watlington Hill, which is noted for its chalk grasses and wildflowers and affords fine views over the surrounding countryside; a mainly wooded walk which, although at its best during the bluebell season (end-April to early May), is thoroughly enjoyable at any time of the year. There are no inns en route to distract you, but you may like to pack a few sandwiches to enjoy by the enchanting village pond at Russell's Water, which is roughly the halfway mark, or take a short break at the delightful church at Pishill (the name, incidentally, means 'a hill where peas grow'). All in all a quiet walk with a couple of good climbs.

England - Central England - Oxfordshire - Chilterns


Church, Flowers, Great Views, Hills or Fells, National Trust, Wildlife
20/04/2009 - Robin Philpott

I did this walk on 19/4/09 and, while it's undoubtedly a lovely walk at any time of the year it is certainly worth doing it in the bluebell season - absolutely beautiful!