From the charming village of Wootton near Woodstock (not the one near Abingdon) 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.
We meet outside St. Mary's church and start the walk at 10AM sharp . There are no local car parks so please park responsibly nearby in church Street or High Street
The area is shown better in the Map link
For lunch afterwards, we will be going to a local pub (TBC)
Walking World grading: Moderate
Estimated walk end time: 14:30PM
We would welcome a donation of around 50p towards ongoing overhead costs associated with the Meetup service.
For new members or walkers, please read the Walkers Guide thread in the forum.