Lechlade - Inglesham - Buscot - Lechlade

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A truly wonderful walk on the borders of West Oxfordshire, starting from Lechlade and walking on the Thames Path to visit Inglesham and Buscot, both beautiful little villages full of historical interest. Just a few yards off the route in Inglesham stands the inspirational and atmospheric 11th Century Church of St John the Baptist. It remains unaltered since the 16th Century and is now cared for by the Churches Conservation Trust. Buscot is very noteworthy in having the smallest lock on the Thames, also a magnificent weir that is managed by the National Trust. The nearby Buscot Parsonage is another National Trust property, open to visitors by appointment on Wednesdays only and in the village are a NT shop and tea rooms. St John's Lock on the way back to Lechlade is the highest lock on the Thames, using 38,000 gallons of water every time it is filled. A statue of Father Thames graces the lockside.

England - South West England - Gloucestershire - Countryside

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Birds, Butterflies, Cafe, Church, Flowers, Food Shop, Gift Shop, Great Views, Mostly Flat, Museum, Play Area, Pub, Restaurant, River, Stately Home, Tea Shop, Toilets, Wildlife, Woodland
27/03/2019 - David Morgan

Riverside Car Park is Pay and Display - £2.00 for 2 hours and £3.00 for 6. The area behind Buscot Wick Farm is a little indistinct with no discernible path so the lone oak is the only real marker and becomes visible when you pass the large dairy shed on the left. Otherwise I totally agree with the remarks in this walk's Description, it is a lovely walk. As a bonus, the Trout Inn, on the Faringdon road out of Lechlade, serves a good quality Pensioner's lunch for under £10.00 for 2 courses. David Morgan 27th March 2019

08/10/2011 - David and Chris Stewart

Thanks to Sue Loder for her input, this walk was revised in September 2011 by Chris and David Stewart. This is a delightful walk and highly recommended. Please note the route advised across Buscot Wick Farm fields does not quite follow the RoW as shown on the OS map but was as we were directed by gentlemen from the farm. There are electric fences, with hookable sections, to negotiate on this walk but caused us no difficulties.

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