Tar Lakes - Stanton Harcourt - South Leigh - Tar Lakes

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Tar Lakes have been recently created to encourage wildlife to the area,and wild flowers to grow. It is made up of a series of lakes left after gravel extraction finished in the area in 2008. It has become a popular area to visit and wildlife is thriving already. The walk will guide you around the lakes and then will continue across pleasant countryside, passing through Stanton Harcourt and South Leigh, two attractive villages with several thatched cottages.

The church at South Leigh is worth a visit as you pass. Extensive wall paintings were discovered in the church when it was renovated in the 19th Century. There is a chance to stop for food and drink towards the end of the walk, at the Mason Arms in South Leigh. It is a 15th Century thatched inn, that has been voted the tackiest pub in the country by Michael Winner, with quite an inventive menu.

England - Central England - Oxfordshire - Thames Valley


Birds, Butterflies, Church, Flowers, Lake/Loch, Mostly Flat, Play Area, Pub, River

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