Discovering The Ridgeway and The Wormsley Estate (2802)

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    Start dateMay 31 2024
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    Time10:00 am
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    LocationOX49 5TH
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    Price£12 Adult, £8 for under 16s

Starting from Lewknor, we will reach The Ridgeway and follow it for a couple of miles with great views. We ascend toward the crest of the Chiltern Hills at Christmas Common, then take a woodland footpath towards the Wormsley Estate.

On a footpath through the estate we may be able to see their cricket pitch, the Garsington Opera Pavilion and possibly the house itself. Further woodland paths bring us to the Aston Rowant Nature Reserve where there is one final panoramic view before the descent back to Lewknor.

Graham will intersperse the walk with stories of the area.


Additional information

We will stop somewhere suitable for picnic lunch. Bring your own packed lunch. We might be able to use pub toilets in Christmas Common.

Hilly walk, some stiles. Terrain not suitable for wheelchairs or buggies.

Dog-free walk

Graham Horn. Tours 2 order.
Meet outside St. Margaret's Church, High Street, Lewknor. Free parking along cul-de-sac end of High Street.
9.7 miles
Long walks (7 or more miles)
5h 30m
Fairly strenuous (challenging - steep gradients, rough terrain)
Yes (Older children who can walk at an average of two miles (three kilometres) per hour.)
Yes (Oxford Tube stops at Lewknor Turn (off M40) near start of route. Please let organiser know if you are arriving here.)