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Chalgrove

Oxfordshire


Slow Ways linking Chalgrove and Berinsfield, Oxford, Thame, Wallingford, Watlington (South Oxfordshire)

England / Oxfordshire / Chalgrove

Chalgrove’s five Slow Ways are 60% checked

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

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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 Chalgrove from further afield

Slow Way Route To do
Berinsfield—Chalgrove
Bercha one Review me Distance 10km/6mi Ascent 46m Descent 37m
Chalgrove—Thame
Chatha one Review me Distance 16km/10mi Ascent 108m Descent 101m
Chalgrove—Watlington (South Oxfordshire)
Chawat one

Double check Distance 8km/5mi Ascent 73m Descent 33m
Chalgrove—Watlington (South Oxfordshire)
Chawat two Review me Distance 9km/6mi Ascent 85m Descent 45m
Oxford—Chalgrove
Oxfcha one Verify me Distance 21km/13mi Ascent 98m Descent 91m
Wallingford—Chalgrove
Walcha one Enjoy me Distance 12km/7mi Ascent 43m Descent 60m

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Collective progress

75% of Chalgrove’s five route options are drawn, reviewed, surveyed and/or verified

6/6

drawn

6/6

reviewed

5/6

surveyed

1/6

verified

3 people have contributed to Chalgrove’s Slow Ways

1 people have pledged to walk and review a route

5 people have surveyed a route in Chalgrove

76km out of 76km have been walked and reviewed

119km of reviews have been shared in Chalgrove

Latest Updates

The footpath on the approach to Benson now weaves through a new housing development. There is an urban walk through Benson, with a break point at The Crown Inn. Alternatively, there is a road route south from Benson into Wallingford, where there are plenty of amenities....

Martin Ellis

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Martin Ellis took this photo on Oxfcha one

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An attractive walk which covers a stretch of the Thames Path National Trail, farmland footpaths between villages, and concludes in a stretch of the Shakespeare’s Way long-distance footpath. The route leaves the river at Sandford Lock for a short urban walk and a less than salubrious overgrown path around a sewage works. On leaving the village, a footpath south from the church (Photo 2) can cut a short loop from the route. The Slow Way soon turns east to mostly follow the Shakespeare’s Way all the way to Chalgrove [Photo 3]....

Martin Ellis

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Slightly longer than perhaps necessary but makes for a better and easier to navigate route. Have done this myself....

Mr M J Fisher

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Furthermore, the verges you'll have to take refuge on are high - up to 30cm high in places - and frequently sloping....

Martin McGovern

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There's a section of road at Pyrton, before entering the outskirts of Watlington. From Watlington to Chalgrove: you leave Pyrton on a bridleway just after the two stepped brick walls flanking a driveway, not the footpath just before those walls.....

Martin McGovern

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Martin McGovern surveyed Walcha one

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Significant parts of it are on 'fenced' paths - this can be a benefit as in my experience, paths with fences or hedges on both sides tend to be easier terrain than the edges (or the middles) of fields, particularly in winter when I undertook this route....

Martin McGovern

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Martin McGovern took this photo on Walcha one

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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 Chatha one

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To the west of Tetsworth, just before you cross the M40, there are multiple paths signed, but it isn't easy to tell which of them corresponds to the official route - nor which of the signs correspond to navigable paths....

Martin McGovern

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Martin McGovern took this photo on Chatha one

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Chalgrove

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Significant parts of this route use existing pathways – Shakespeare’s Way specifically, including sections where Shakespeare’s Way and the Thames Path are one. One possible route variation at Stadhampton – the official route takes you on the road and past shops and a pub – if you aren’t hungry you can continue on the Shakespeare’s way going across the B480. At Chalgrove, the route seems to leave the road at the Lamb pub. As the route bends right and leaves the Kassam Stadium/Grenoble Road area, the route is hard to spot....

Martin McGovern

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Martin McGovern took this photo on Oxfcha one

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Berinsfield—Chalgrove

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

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Chalgrove—Thame

Slow Ways added Chatha one, a new walk from Chalgrove to Thame

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Chalgrove—Watlington (South Oxfordshire)

Slow Ways added Chawat one, a new walk from Chalgrove to Watlington (South Oxfordshire)

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Chalgrove—Watlington (South Oxfordshire)

Slow Ways added Chawat two, a new walk from Chalgrove to Watlington (South Oxfordshire)

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Oxford—Chalgrove

Slow Ways added Oxfcha one, a new walk from Oxford to Chalgrove

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Wallingford—Chalgrove

Slow Ways added Walcha one, a new walk from Wallingford to Chalgrove

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Martin McGovern took this photo on Bercha one

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Chalgrove, Sat 22 June

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Chalgrove’s Slow Ways starting point

Grid ref

SU6366396920

Lat / Lon

51.66746° / -1.08085°

Easting / Northing

463,663E / 196,920N

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Facilities

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

Public toilet

Wheelchair accessible toilet

Supermarket or convenience shop

Restaurant, cafe or pub

Accommodation

Accommodation for under £50 a night

Campsite

Bothy

Free wifi

Mobility scooter hire

Off-road wheelchair hire

Disabled Parking

Train station

Bus stop

Ferry

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