Wootton Circular

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This is a gem of a walk in a most breathtakingly lovely area. From the charming village of Wootton, with its delightful stone cottages and houses, the route soon takes to fields high above the valley where flows the River Dorn. Woodland paths are often featured, either through woods or on the edge of them and thick pockets of forestation are in every direction. Several lengths of minor road-walking link the paths that eventually lead into the great Blenheim Estate on the Oxfordshire Way, the course of the old Roman road of Akeman Street. The tall Column of Victory, built to the memory of the first Duke of Marlborough, can be seen in the distance. The rest of the way back to Wootton takes a narrow road with nature conservation providing a splendid array of rich growth along the verges, before taking to pleasant meadows, the final leg giving a superb view above the Glyme Valley, then running down a narrow path into Wootton once more.

England - Central England - Oxfordshire - Countryside

Features

Birds, Butterflies, Church, Flowers, Great Views, Hills or Fells, Lake/Loch, River, Wildlife, Woodland
01/06/2009 - Tony Brown

27/5/09 - The first 30% of this walk was almost impassable. Our legs were torn to shreds on several occasions by the badly maintained paths. Also the section where the guide invites you to cross the A44 is insane, very very dangerous.

29/06/2006 - Robin Philpott

I did this walk mid-June 2006 and it is beautiful. Fairly undemanding physically and a lovely mix of views, wildlife and woodland. Keep in mind that there are no pubs or refreshments available other than in Wootton, the start and end of the walk.

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