Abingdon

Oxfordshire


Slow Ways linking Abingdon and Berinsfield, Didcot, Kingston Bagpuize, Oxford, Standlake, Wantage

Progress towards triple-checked route options for Abingdon’s six Slow Ways: 67%

Drawn: 6/6
reviewed: 6/6
verified: 2/6
and surveyed: 2/6

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Many Slow Ways have several route options. Some will be better than others, or good for different reasons.

Our goal is for each Slow Way to have at least one route that is verified and surveyed. To be verified – and get its snail badge – a route needs at least three positive reviews.

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Walk to Abingdon from further afield

Slow Way Route To do
Abingdon—Berinsfield
Abiber one Verify me Distance 10km/6mi Ascent 42m Descent 46m
Abingdon—Didcot
Abidid one Enjoy me Distance 10km/6mi Ascent 51m Descent 48m
Abingdon—Didcot
Abidid two Enjoy me Distance 10km/6mi Ascent - Descent -
Abingdon—Oxford
Abioxf one Enjoy me Distance 16km/10mi Ascent 39m Descent 45m
Abingdon—Oxford
Abioxf two Survey me Distance 15km/10mi Ascent 44m Descent 39m
Kingston Bagpuize—Abingdon
Kinabi one Double check Distance 11km/7mi Ascent 65m Descent 37m
Kingston Bagpuize—Abingdon
Kinabi two Pioneer me Distance 12km/8mi Ascent - Descent -
Standlake—Abingdon
Staabi one

Double check Distance 17km/11mi Ascent 65m Descent 77m
Wantage—Abingdon
Wanabi one Verify me Distance 18km/11mi Ascent 64m Descent 102m
Wantage—Abingdon
Wanabi two Pioneer me Distance 19km/12mi Ascent 130m Descent 168m
Wantage—Abingdon
Wanabi three Pioneer me Distance 17km/11mi Ascent 119m Descent 81m

Collective progress

66% of Abingdon’s routes are drawn, reviewed, surveyed and/or verified

11/11

drawn

8/11

reviewed

6/11

surveyed

4/11

verified

11 people have contributed to Abingdon’s Slow Ways

6 people have pledged to walk and review a route

6 people have surveyed a route in Abingdon

107km out of 155km have been walked and reviewed

251km of reviews have been shared in Abingdon

Latest Updates

As it was a beautiful autumn afternoon, I was passed a few times by cyclists, a runner, and a lady on a mobility scooter, so it’s fairly popular in parts and a very accessible route. It’s also fairly flat, with only one significant slope over the railway just as you pass the station car park....

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Sarah_Sarah29 took this photo on Abidid two

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Kingston Bagpuize—Abingdon

Jim Champion added Kinabi two, a new walk from Kingston Bagpuize to Abingdon

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Abingdon—Oxford

Sam McKavanagh pledged to walk Abioxf one

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The parts opposite Nuneham house are really beautiful and there's a great chance to see lots of amazing birds as you get around the Radley lakes area...

Sam McKavanagh

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Abingdon—Didcot

Sam McKavanagh pledged to walk Abidid two

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Abingdon—Didcot

Sam McKavanagh pledged to walk Abidid one

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Wantage—Abingdon

Robert Glover added Wanabi three, a new walk from Wantage to Abingdon

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It then crosses a wooden bridge (Photo 1) to join the Thames Path (Photo 2)....

Martin Ellis

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Martin Ellis took this photo on Abioxf two

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But being near water always adds to my enjoyment of a route....

Martin McGovern

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Martin McGovern took this photo on Abioxf two

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The section running parallel to the railway line has a very short section of overgrown bramble which makes it slightly tricky....

FootpathFaye

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Martin McGovern surveyed Abidid two

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I can't add a lot to the thorough review from Martin Ellis. This route was added as a cycle-friendly one; consequently, it's pretty friendly for wheels generally, but if you prefer being away from cycles, and are happy to deal with mud, abidid one is a better bet. Signage is also pretty good - just follow National Cycle Route 5.. My journey was in January, and consequently, perhaps the route was quieter this time, both in terms of cycles and people). Partly because of the time of year, my pictures aren't as appealing as those already uploaded...

Martin McGovern

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Martin McGovern took this photo on Abidid two

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Martin McGovern surveyed Abidid one

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It certainly provides quite a contrast with the riverside and village sections further north - and is predominantly paved, which was useful given the muddy conditions....

Martin McGovern

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Martin McGovern took this photo on Abidid one

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Abingdon

Hugo Day surveyed Abingdon

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Martin McGovern surveyed Staabi one

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Firstly, the section from Standlake to Newbridge could be better: both from Standlake to Oxford and Standlake to Kingston Bagpuize spend more time off-road, and I'd recommend the path those routes take....

Martin McGovern

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Martin McGovern surveyed Abiber one

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The section between Burcot and Berinsfield is on pavement next to a road, but the section to the north of the Culham Centre for Fusion Energy (marked Thame Lane on maps) is also solid. Having said that, the remaining sections are on pasture or farmland, and not recommended for wheels. Sights - as well as the Culham Centre for Fusion Energy (home of the largest temperatures in the solar system - see https://ccfe.ukaea.uk/research/joint-european-torus/ for details), the walk passes the Culham Motocross Park, and the location of the first pound lock on the Thames....

Martin McGovern

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Martin McGovern surveyed Abioxf one

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I agree with the previous reviews - this is a pleasant walk following about 9 miles of the Thames Path, plus a short distance at each end into the town....

Martin McGovern

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Martin McGovern took this photo on Abioxf one

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An easy riverside walk following the Thames Path from Oxford to Abingdon. Be careful after heavy rainfall as parts of the path can flood easily, sometimes making it inaccessible....

lajammy

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A pleasant Slow Way which follows the Thames from Abingdon, then leaves it at Culham Lock to visit Sutton Courtenay, and finally takes a bridleway into Didcot. From Culham Lock (Photo 4), the route takes a bridleway and footpath (Photo 5) to skirt east of Sutton Courtenay. On leaving Sutton Courtenay, the footpath has a good view of Didcot Power Station (Photo 6), now missing its iconic water towers....

Martin Ellis

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Martin Ellis took this photo on Abidid one

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The cycle route then runs south to Sutton Courtney, along Peek-O-Day Lane (Photo 3). The route skirts south of Sutton Courtney with some road walking (Photo 4); but it is only a short detour into the village proper, and the George and Dragon pub....

Martin Ellis

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Martin Ellis took this photo on Abidid two

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After about 1.5km you meet Culham Old Bridge and the route takes you onto a pavement next to a road called The Burycroft which cuts off the corner of the Thames Path making the route more direct (alternatively, you could just keep following the Thames Path for a more scenic route by the river and fields). The route rejoins the Thames Path at the Culham Cut (photo 1) and then it is only a short distance before reaching Culham Lock (photos 2 and 3). Highlights of the route are the Thames Path as you leave Abingdon, Culham Lock and the village of Sutton Courtenay....

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You drift away from the river across Kennington Meadow and then back to the least used part of the path between Oxford and Abingdon at least as far as the Radley School Boathouse....

John Howson

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Neil Patrick McColl surveyed Wanabi one

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Wantage—Abingdon

Neil Patrick McColl added Wanabi two, a new walk from Wantage to Abingdon

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Abingdon—Didcot

smason added Abidid two, a new walk from Abingdon to Didcot

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Good route....

Neil Patrick McColl

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Abingdon

davidemms surveyed Abingdon

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Abingdon

danravenellison surveyed Abingdon

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Abingdon

BryanEvans surveyed Abingdon

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Great quiet & scenic route linking Abingdon and Oxford along the River Thames. It can occasionally be flooded at some times of year....

davidemms

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Uses a fast, busy road with no pavements for a long stretch going north from the A415. I think this would be too dangerous on foot....

davidemms

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Reasonably easy to follow with little stickers on the standard council waymarks and fingerposts. A variety of surfaces from tarmac and gravel to grass, field edge and a couple of cross-field paths that may be ploughed or cropped but are usually reinstated....

jcgordon

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Abingdon—Berinsfield

Slow Ways added Abiber one, a new walk from Abingdon to Berinsfield

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Abingdon—Didcot

Slow Ways added Abidid one, a new walk from Abingdon to Didcot

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Abingdon—Oxford

Slow Ways added Abioxf one, a new walk from Abingdon to Oxford

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Abingdon—Oxford

Slow Ways added Abioxf two, a new walk from Abingdon to Oxford

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Kingston Bagpuize—Abingdon

Slow Ways added Kinabi one, a new walk from Kingston Bagpuize to Abingdon

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Standlake—Abingdon

Slow Ways added Staabi one, a new walk from Standlake to Abingdon

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Wantage—Abingdon

Slow Ways added Wanabi one, a new walk from Wantage to Abingdon

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Martin McGovern took this photo on Abiber one

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Abingdon’s Slow Ways starting point

Grid ref

SU4979097050

Lat / Lon

51.67003° / -1.28141°

Easting / Northing

449,790E / 197,050N

Facilities

Users have reported that the following facilities can be found within 1km of Abingdon's meeting point

Public toilet

Wheelchair accessible toilet

Supermarket

Restaurant

Accommodation

Accommodation < £50

Campsite

Bothy

Free wifi

Mobility scooter hire

Off-road wheelchair hire

Disabled Parking

Train station

Bus stop

Ferry

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