Slow Ways linking Eynsham and Charlbury, Kidlington, Oxford, Standlake, Witney, Woodstock (West Oxfordshire)
Progress towards triple-checked route options for Eynsham’s six Slow Ways: 54%
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|Slow Way||Route||To do|
||Pioneer me||Distance 17km/11mi||Ascent 181m||Descent 216m|
||Review me||Distance 9km/5mi||Ascent 21m||Descent 27m|
||Verify me||Distance 11km/7mi||Ascent 59m||Descent 49m|
Eynsham—Woodstock (West Oxfordshire)
||Review me||Distance 14km/8mi||Ascent 133m||Descent 162m|
||Review me||Distance 12km/7mi||Ascent 26m||Descent 23m|
||Pioneer me||Distance 11km/7mi||Ascent 43m||Descent 46m|
||Enjoy me||Distance 9km/5mi||Ascent 80m||Descent 64m|
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5 people have surveyed a route in Eynsham
53km out of 81km have been walked and reviewed
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It's tough resisting the temptation to not divert and just head up into Wytham Woods (an amazing place to just wander). The least interesting part is Swinford up into Eynsham, the village itself is really nice - plenty of places for refreshments and fairly regular buses back into the city....
banburybill surveyed Staeyn twoWalk this route
banburybill added Staeyn two, a new walk from Standlake to EynshamWalk this route
Martin McGovern surveyed Eynwoo oneWalk this route
An enjoyable walk, with quite a mixture of terrains - farmland, small sections of forest, village and town roads, and a section through the Blenheim Palace estate, from Combe Gate to Woodstock itself....
This was a very pleasant walk, fairly straight forward to navigate using the tips already provided in earlier reviews. We took the route through South Leigh churchyard which is signposted to Eynsham and is well signed. If the Church is open it is worth a look inside at the wall paintings....
Martin McGovern surveyed Eynkid oneWalk this route
But it wasn't as I feared: once you take into account that Cassington Road leaving Eynsham is gated, and consequently access only, and that Yarnton Lane isn't suitable for motor vehicles, the balance in favour of quieter walking is restored, with the additional benefit that a significant amount of the route is paved....
Martin McGovern surveyed Staeyn oneWalk this route
The next section is predominantly over farmland, with the final third of the route winding through gravel beds towards Standlake. A similar situation occurs a little further south - the route implies that you head straight across the road at West End, when in fact you walk a little way along the road at SP428042....
Martin McGovern surveyed Witeyn oneWalk this route
It isn't practical for anything with wheels; kissing gates, stiles and steps all exist and aren't really avoidable, and the terrain isn't suitable (narrow, can be muddy)....
Crossing the toll bridge at Swinford is unpleasant and not entirely necessary. Again, if you have an Ordnance Survey map, you will see that it is possible to avoid the toll bridge if you cross at Eynsham lock and then follow the path over the weir....
A section of about 2.5km leaves the Thames Path, to follow the Oxford Green Belt Way, but then rejoins the Thames Path. About 800m after joining the Thames path, you go through a gate - turn immediately right onto the Oxford Green Belt Way to continue on the official route2 Once you've passed under the A34, go straight ahead onto the Oxford Green Belt Way to continue on the official route.....
But around South Leigh the route was not clear: to avoid walking across a planted arable field with no obvious path, I ended up diverging slightly and crossing the churchyard there, but the way into the churchyard had a small fixed stone barrier that would be impassable for people in wheelchairs, etc....
We lost the path a few times but that was more our fault and at times there are plenty of ways to choose. And a few tweaks and this could be fully bikeable which is great. Not so keen on the road section it was quiet apart from the noise from the A40 but all in all a good walk....
Slow Ways added Chaeyn one, a new walk from Charlbury to EynshamWalk this route
Slow Ways added Eynkid one, a new walk from Eynsham to KidlingtonWalk this route
Slow Ways added Eynoxf one, a new walk from Eynsham to OxfordWalk this route
Slow Ways added Eynwoo one, a new walk from Eynsham to Woodstock (West Oxfordshire)Walk this route
Slow Ways added Staeyn one, a new walk from Standlake to EynshamWalk this route
Slow Ways added Witeyn one, a new walk from Witney to EynshamWalk this route
Eynsham’s Slow Ways starting point
Lat / Lon
51.78025° / -1.37388°
Easting / Northing
443,290E / 209,250N
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