Burford - Widford - Burford

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Glorious Cotswold countryside and the charm of Cotswold dwellings combine on this wonderful walk from Burford to Fulbrook and Widford. Widley Copse and the River Windrush are added aspects, as is the medieval village of Widford, where stands the little 12th Century Church of St Oswald in its peaceful setting. Burford is a hive of activity all year round, popular with tourists; and a walk along its main street lined with beautiful buildings and individual quality shops will leave you in no doubt as to the reasons why. The splendid Church of St John the Baptist, with its tall spire, is huge and and awe-inspiring, attracting many visitors, a real gem of the Cotswolds.

England - Central England - Oxfordshire - Cotswolds


Birds, Butterflies, Church, Flowers, Gift Shop, Great Views, Hills or Fells, Lake/Loch, Museum, Pub, Restaurant, River, Tea Shop, Toilets, Wildlife, Woodland
8/16/2023 - Wilf Fowler

Did this walk on 15 August 2023. The earlier comments were really helpful and we enjoyed an excellent lunch at the Royal Oak at the end of the walk. Steps 3 and 4 need careful navigation but the path was quite clear and well marked. Steps 5-6 were quite overgrown, but easily passable (watch out for nettles if you are wearing shorts!)The footpath to Step 7 became indistinct and we walked alongside the fields, following the OS map on my phone. We emerged at the 154 contour below Widley Copse, which we did not enter and we walked down the footpath to Paynes Farm at Step 8. Steps 9 - 13 were as described and the view down the valley at Dean Bottom was beautiful. The walk alongside the River Windrush was easy and delightful. Much recommended with some dog friendly stiles too, although there were cattle in the fields. Free parking still available in Burford near the impressive church of St John the Baptist.

10/14/2012 - Timothy Herring

We really enjoyed this one, it had a bit of all sorts; town, field, woodland, valley, riverside. Burford is a very pleasant town, and we found a very nice pub (Royal Oak) on the final stretch that was dog friendly and reasonably priced.

8/17/2012 - simon spence

This is a lovely walk which my wife and I did for the second time earlier this week; the first was around 2 years ago. I noticed steps 3 and 4 have been added since then to incorporate a footpath behind the road to Fulbrook. We found it to be extremely overgrown (probably because of the weather we've had during the last few months), to the extent that we turned round and followed the Fulbrook road instead to Step 5. Thereafter, the walk was as lovely as we'd remembered, with the walk through Dean Bottom (Step 10) a real treat.

11/13/2008 - DENNIS M DOWNEY

Did walk Id 2842 with a coach party of visitors from Essex on Sunday. A pretty walk very interesting, with fantastic scenery,walk instuctions were perfect and easy to follow.

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