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Best trails in Abingdon

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Looking for a great trail near Abingdon, Oxfordshire? AllTrails has 7 great hiking trails, walking trails, views trails and more, with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers, and nature lovers like you. If you're looking for the best trails around Chiltern Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty or North Wessex Downs Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, we've got you covered. You'll also find some great local park options, like Windsor Great Park or Butter Wood. Just looking to take a quick stroll? We've got 5 easy trails in Abingdon ranging from 1.5 to 13.9 miles and from 183 to 262 feet above sea level. Start checking them out and you'll be out on the trail in no time!
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Top trails (7)
#1 - Thames Path National Trail: Abingdon to Oxford
Abingdon, Oxfordshire, England
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Length: 9.6 mi • Est. 4 h 31 m
This walk follows a stretch of the Thames Path National Trail, linking the historical town of Abingdon with its more famous (some might say infamous) neighbour of Oxford. The equally notorious Thames provides a guide throughout the walk, so it's difficult to get lost, although there's a small wooded section at the start and occasional side channels of the river which mean that getting lost isn't an impossibility, so you need to follow the directions and watch out for the frequent Thames Path waymarkers. The walk itself is just under ten miles and could probably be managed in around four hours if you kept up a brisk pace - but this would be a shame, as there's plenty to pause and enjoy. This is exemplified by a short diversion into Iffley, incorporated into the walk, in order to admire the local church and its fine John Piper stained glass window. Rather than rush it, plan instead to make this a day's outing - maybe take a picnic, as watering holes, although available, are not too common.Show more
#2 - Appleford to Cholsey - Walking Tour Along the Thames
Abingdon, Oxfordshire, England
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Length: 13.9 mi • Est. 6 h 33 m
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#3 - The Crown and Thistle Abingdon Heritage Path
Abingdon, Oxfordshire, England
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Length: 2.3 mi • Est. 1 h 1 m
A circular pub walk from the Crown and Thistle in Abingdon-on-Thames, Oxfordshire. The Crown and Thistle is a stunning modern interpretation of a traditional coaching inn, offering refreshments in beautiful, comfortable surroundings. The walking route explores the rich heritage of Abingdon taking in churches, the old county hall, the abbey gardens and meadows and a bustling stretch of the River Thames. The route is almost entirely flat and follows a mixture of pavements, stone paths and a grass stretch of the Thames Path, the latter of which can be a little muddy in winter/after rain. There are no stiles on route, just a few single gates and some steps. You will need to cross the weir and a lock over the river so take particular care with children and dogs here. Approximate time 1 hour. Show more
#4 - The Greyhound and Besselsleigh Walk
Abingdon, Oxfordshire, England
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Length: 3.8 mi • Est. 1 h 52 m
A circular pub walk from the Greyhound in Besselsleigh, Oxfordshire. The Greyhound is a handsome and welcoming village pub, built from Cotswold stone some 400 years ago with a large garden to enjoy in the summer and a great selection of cask ales. The walking route takes in the surrounding classic English agricultural countryside with plenty of birdlife to enjoy. There are red kites, woodpeckers and a kestrel on our journey. The route has just a few gentle slopes and you will need to negotiate several gates plus three stiles (all of which have open fence surrounds which should be suitable for most dogs). The paths cross a number of farm fields which can be very muddy in winter and after periods of rain and can be a little overgrown in the summer. Some of the fields are part of a dairy farm and could be holding grazing cattle so take care with dogs. Approximate time 1.5 to 2 hours. Show more
#5 - Abingdon on Thames 1556 Boundary Walk
Abingdon, Oxfordshire, England
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Length: 3.3 mi • Est. 1 h 29 m
This traill forms the essence of the traditional Abingdon on Thames 1556 boundary New Year's Day "Beating the Bounds" walk with the Mayor and Town Crier at 11am every year on The 1st January from and finishing in the Town Square. The walk tours the 1556 boundary of Abingdon, stopping frequently for historical talks and "Town crying" by the Town Crier to wake up and motivate everyone for the new year!Show more
#6 - Drayton - Abingdon
Abingdon, Oxfordshire, England
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Length: 3.5 mi • Est. 1 h 42 m
#7 - Clifton Hampden Circular
Abingdon, Oxfordshire, England
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Length: 1.5 mi • Est. 40 m