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Berinsfield

Oxfordshire


Slow Ways linking Berinsfield and Abingdon, Chalgrove, Didcot, Oxford, Wallingford

England / Oxfordshire / Berinsfield

Berinsfield’s five Slow Ways are 65% checked

Drawn: 5/5
reviewed: 5/5
verified: 2/5
and surveyed: 1/5

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Walk to Berinsfield from further afield

Slow Way Route To do
Abingdon—Berinsfield
Abiber one Verify me Distance 10km/6mi Ascent 42m Descent 46m
Berinsfield—Chalgrove
Bercha one Review me Distance 10km/6mi Ascent 46m Descent 37m
Berinsfield—Wallingford
Berwal one Enjoy me Distance 11km/7mi Ascent 23m Descent 32m
Didcot—Berinsfield
Didber one

Verify me Distance 10km/7mi Ascent 89m Descent 88m
Oxford—Berinsfield
Oxfber one

Survey me Distance 15km/9mi Ascent 63m Descent 64m

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Collective progress

80% of Berinsfield’s five route options are drawn, reviewed, surveyed and/or verified

5/5

drawn

5/5

reviewed

4/5

surveyed

2/5

verified

6 people have contributed to Berinsfield’s Slow Ways

6 people have pledged to walk and review a route

4 people have surveyed a route in Berinsfield

57km out of 57km have been walked and reviewed

155km of reviews have been shared in Berinsfield

Latest Updates

Didcot—Berinsfield

Berkshire Walker pledged to walk Didber one

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Note: I walked Berinsfield to Didcot. Watch out for the A4074 crossing point [SU575952], which I had to double back to find, having walked almost to the bridge crossing. The river is crossed via the Little Wittenham Bridge (Photo 2); a former location for the annual World Poohsticks Championships....

Martin Ellis

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An enjoyable walk from Berinsfield, via Dorchester; to then follow the Thames Path National Trail between Shillingford and Wallingford. There is an earlier crossing option [SU575952] or continue along the path for a safer crossing by bridge [SU581948] (Photo 2)....

Martin Ellis

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A pleasant walk south out of Oxford which first follows the Thames Path National Trail, and then takes farmland footpaths into Berinsfield. The Slow Way leaves the Thames Path at Sandford Lock (Photo 1) for footpaths across fields....

Martin Ellis

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The footpath that crosses the A4074 as you pass between Berinsfield and Dorchester is hard to spot but the map is accurate, a spot of GPS is handy at that point, there is a footpath sign it is just hidden by the trees....

Edensyard

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when I first arrived in this area I remember noticing the big skies around Didcot and this walk makes the most of them....

Edensyard

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From here you must track diagonally across fields which can be confusing, and there is a short section on the busy A4074 to rejoin the route on the far side, which is again confusing as the markings through Nineveh farm are not clear....

Edna1

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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 Berwal one

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If you're planning to walk this route and finish with refreshments, then I recommend starting at Berinsfield, because Wallingford has a range of options, while Berinsfield has next to nothing....

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 Bercha one

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The first quarter starting from Berinsfield is on road, but were relatively quiet on the Sunday morning when I walked it....

Martin McGovern

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Martin McGovern surveyed Didber one

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This route has several interesting elements. At Little Whittenham there's the environmental learning charity Earth Trust; part of the route through Dorchester runs along the Roman road; and the village of Berinsfield was built on the site of a second world war air base....

Martin McGovern

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Martin McGovern took this photo on Didber one

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This was particularly true of this route, with two significant sections (one running westward out of Marsh Baldon towards Nineveh Farm, and one from the A4074 to Lower Farm) being difficult to identify. The Marsh Baldon section was a wheatfield which had been harvested, and was therefore easy to cross, but the A4074-Lower Farm section had fully grown pea plants on it. I didn’t have the same problem at the same place, but there were several bullocks at Marsh Baldon....

Martin McGovern

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Martin McGovern took this photo on Oxfber one

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I walked part of the Oxford to Berinsfield route with the intention of completing the whole route and doing a survey....

emmajt

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Didcot—Berinsfield

WendyTobitt added Didber one, a new walk from Didcot to Berinsfield

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Abingdon—Berinsfield

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

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Berinsfield—Chalgrove

Slow Ways added Bercha one, a new walk from Berinsfield to Chalgrove

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Berinsfield—Wallingford

Slow Ways added Berwal one, a new walk from Berinsfield to Wallingford

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Oxford—Berinsfield

Slow Ways added Oxfber one, a new walk from Oxford to Berinsfield

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Martin McGovern took this photo on Abiber one

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Martin McGovern took this photo on Bercha one

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Berinsfield, Thu 18 April

14°

Partly cloudy

Berinsfield’s Slow Ways starting point

Grid ref

SU5698996391

Lat / Lon

51.66342° / -1.17743°

Easting / Northing

456,989E / 196,391N

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