OxfordThame

Oxftha two
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Distance

25km/15mi

Ascent

262m

Descent

248m

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Description

I added this route due to the safety problems highlighted in Oxford-Thame One. Most of it is the same, except for the Wheatley-Waterstock section.
Path review
The town and village sections of the Oxford-Thame (Oxftha) path are suitable for wheels, and a few sections of track would be viable for more rugged bicycles, but much of the path is only suitable for those on foot. The high point is at Shotover, and consequently the hills are either side of that, and leaving central Oxford, but otherwise, it's fairly flat.
Tricky turns - towards Oxford
1. Leaving Thame High Street, the path ducks off through a narrow brick-lined gap, between Co-op Funeral Care and Costa Coffee.
2. Approaching Moreton, the path opens out onto a field. Turn right at this point.
3. Leaving Moreton, take the right turn (which immediately bends left), not the straight on track.
4. When you emerge onto the A329 at the Oxfordshire Golf Club gate, continue for 100m before taking the Oxfordshire Way sign into Rycote Old Paddock.
5. As soon as you leave the Home Farm buildings (just after leaving the Rycote estate), turn left.
6. In Tiddington, the path that leaves the A418 is opposite the Oxford Caravan Centre. Go between the houses – the path you take after that is diagonal across the field.

Tricky turns – towards Thame
1. After the section of the Oxfordshire Way on Waterstock Golf Course, continue straight onto the field. The path initially keeps to the right edge of the field, but then cuts diagonally across it towards the houses on the A418 at Tiddington.
2. At Albury Church, join the Oxfordshire Way. Continue through Home Farm, and keep left, taking the stile into Rycote Estate.
3. At the A329, turn left and continue for 100m. Cross the stile next to the Oxfordshire Golf Course gate, and turn immediately left over a second stile.
4. The route through Moreton is pretty straight – at the end, take the narrow right-hand path adjacent to the sign saying ‘Brook Cottage’

I added this route due to the safety problems highlighted in Oxford-Thame One. Most of it is the same, except for the Wheatley-Waterstock section.
Path review
The town and village sections of the Oxford-Thame (Oxftha) path are suitable for wheels, and a few sections of track would be viable for more rugged bicycles, but much of the path is only suitable for those on foot. The high point is at Shotover, and consequently the hills are either side of that, and leaving central Oxford, but otherwise, it's fairly flat.
Tricky turns - towards Oxford
1. Leaving Thame High Street, the path ducks off through a narrow brick-lined gap, between Co-op Funeral Care and Costa Coffee.
2. Approaching Moreton, the path opens out onto a field. Turn right at this point.
3. Leaving Moreton, take the right turn (which immediately bends left), not the straight on track.
4. When you emerge onto the A329 at the Oxfordshire Golf Club gate, continue for 100m before taking the Oxfordshire Way sign into Rycote Old Paddock.
5. As soon as you leave the Home Farm buildings (just after leaving the Rycote estate), turn left.
6. In Tiddington, the path that leaves the A418 is opposite the Oxford Caravan Centre. Go between the houses – the path you take after that is diagonal across the field.

Tricky turns – towards Thame
1. After the section of the Oxfordshire Way on Waterstock Golf Course, continue straight onto the field. The path initially keeps to the right edge of the field, but then cuts diagonally across it towards the houses on the A418 at Tiddington.
2. At Albury Church, join the Oxfordshire Way. Continue through Home Farm, and keep left, taking the stile into Rycote Estate.
3. At the A329, turn left and continue for 100m. Cross the stile next to the Oxfordshire Golf Course gate, and turn immediately left over a second stile.
4. The route through Moreton is pretty straight – at the end, take the narrow right-hand path adjacent to the sign saying ‘Brook Cottage’

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Oxford
Grid RefSP5050306292
Lat / Lon 51.75306° / -1.26977°
Easting / Northing450,503E / 206,292N
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Thame
Grid RefSP7064505914
Lat / Lon 51.74748° / -0.97809°
Easting / Northing470,645E / 205,914N
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Review


Martin McGovern

30 Mar 2022

NB - this text is a copy of the route description. I thought it was sufficiently details to be a review.

I added this route due to the safety problems highlighted in Oxford-Thame One. Most of it is the same, except for the Wheatley-Waterstock section.
Path review
The town and village sections of the Oxford-Thame (Oxftha) path are suitable for wheels, and a few sections of track would be viable for more rugged bicycles, but much of the path is only suitable for those on foot. The high point is at Shotover, and consequently the hills are either side of that, and leaving central Oxford, but otherwise, it's fairly flat.
Tricky turns - towards Oxford
1. Leaving Thame High Street, the path ducks off through a narrow brick-lined gap, between Co-op Funeral Care and Costa Coffee.
2. Approaching Moreton, the path opens out onto a field. Turn right at this point.
3. Leaving Moreton, take the right turn (which immediately bends left), not the straight on track.
4. When you emerge onto the A329 at the Oxfordshire Golf Club gate, continue for 100m before taking the Oxfordshire Way sign into Rycote Old Paddock.
5. As soon as you leave the Home Farm buildings (just after leaving the Rycote estate), turn left.
6. In Tiddington, the path that leaves the A418 is opposite the Oxford Caravan Centre. Go between the houses – the path you take after that is diagonal across the field.

Tricky turns – towards Thame
1. After the section of the Oxfordshire Way on Waterstock Golf Course, continue straight onto the field. The path initially keeps to the right edge of the field, but then cuts diagonally across it towards the houses on the A418 at Tiddington.
2. At Albury Church, join the Oxfordshire Way. Continue through Home Farm, and keep left, taking the stile into Rycote Estate.
3. At the A329, turn left and continue for 100m. Cross the stile next to the Oxfordshire Golf Course gate, and turn immediately left over a second stile.
4. The route through Moreton is pretty straight – at the end, take the narrow right-hand path adjacent to the sign saying ‘Brook Cottage’.


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