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Best trails in Chipping Norton

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Looking for a great trail near Chipping Norton, Oxfordshire? AllTrails has 25 great hiking trails, trail running trails, walking 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 North Wessex Downs Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, we've got you covered. You'll also find some great local park options, like Leckhampton Hill or Draycote Water Country Park. Just looking to take a quick stroll? We've got 13 easy trails in Chipping Norton ranging from 2.2 to 8 miles and from 272 to 757 feet above sea level. Start checking them out and you'll be out on the trail in no time!
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#1 - Foxholes and Milton under Wychwood Circular Walk
Cotswolds Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty
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Length: 8 mi • Est. 3 h 58 m
This trail can get muddy so be sure to wear good boots. Enjoy the open fields and woodland along the way.Show more
#2 - Salford to Rollright Stones Loop
Cotswolds Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty
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Length: 5.3 mi • Est. 2 h 44 m
This circular walk begins in Salford and leads to the Rollright Stones, a group of three stone circles that date back to the Bronze Age. After visiting the stone circles, head back along the route through the village of Little Rollright and Salford, where you can rest and enjoy a well-deserved refreshment. Show more
#3 - Finstock and Wychwood Way
Cotswolds Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty
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Length: 3.9 mi • Est. 1 h 52 m
A circular walk from the Oxfordshire village of Finstock. The surrounding countryside is beautiful and provides the perfect location for an afternoon stroll. The wooded sections have a magnificent display of bluebells in the spring. The walk is along footpaths and byways and is relatively flat. There are several stiles and kissing gates along the way. Refreshments are available at the pub in Finstock.Show more
#4 - Dorn Valley Ramble
Chipping Norton, Oxfordshire, England
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Length: 6.6 mi • Est. 3 h 12 m
This varied and pretty circular walk in Oxfordshire traces the valley of the River Dorn, taking you through the village of Steeple Barton and along green lanes and riverside fields. There are some lovely views, including a lakeside view of Barton Abbey. Steeple Barton is a small but very old settlement, now dominated by the large and gracious Barton Abbey and a 12th century church. Humps in the fields indicate that there was once a sizable village whose population was ravaged by the Black Death. There are some medieval fishponds, accessible from the main road through the village. There are a number of gates but no stiles on route. You will also cross pastures where you are likely to encounter livestock. There is a small amount of road walking on quiet lanes with verges. The landscape is undulating with a couple of very short ascents and descents but generally easy going. A few stretches of the walk can be very muddy in the winter and some of the riverside fields can get waterlogged, so you may need to wear wellingtons if there has been very wet weather recently. Allow 3 hours. There are no refreshments available on the walk - the nearest pubs, shop and tea rooms are in Middle Barton, very near the start of the walk.Show more
#5 - Charlbury Circular Walk
Cotswolds Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty
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Length: 4.4 mi • Est. 2 h 7 m
#6 - Great Tew and Little Tew Circular
Chipping Norton, Oxfordshire, England
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Length: 3.8 mi • Est. 1 h 51 m
#7 - Chipping Norton and Over Norton
Cotswolds Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty
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Length: 2.8 mi • Est. 1 h 27 m
A circular walk from the pretty market town of Chipping Norton in the Cotswold Hills in Oxfordshire. The walk follows the paths out past the church and earthwork remains of the castle, then it heads up along the Cleeves Path to Over Norton, before returning via farmland to the town. (The walk can be combined with Chipping Norton and Glyme Valley to make a 7 mile figure of eight walk.) The walk has a few steady climbs and descents. There are several kissing gates (some of which are a tight squeeze!) and one short wooden ladder stile (with a gap alongside suitable for most dogs). The streamside and farm paths will be very muddy after wet weather. One of the fields near Over Norton is likely to be holding cattle so take care with dogs. Public toilets are available in the car park at the start of the walk. Approximate time 1.5 hours. Show more
#8 - Chilson Circular
Cotswolds Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty
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Length: 5.9 mi • Est. 3 h 1 m
This is a circular walk from the Oxfordshire hamlet of Chilson. The route is along field paths, woodland tracks and quiet country roads. The walk is mostly flat but there is a fairly long uphill section. You will need to negotiate some gates, but there are no stiles or livestock on route. There are no refreshments available directly on the walk, but a short detour can be made to the pub in Ascott-under-Wychwood. There are some fine views over the rolling Cotswold hills. Allow 3 hours.Show more
#9 - Shipton-Under-Wychwood Circular
Cotswolds Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty
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Length: 5.5 mi • Est. 2 h 52 m
This is a circular walk from Shipton-Under-Wychwood, Oxfordshire. The return section of the walk passes Bruern Abbey, the site of a Cistercian Abbey founded in 1147 by Nicholas Basset. The abbey was dissolved in 1536 and became the property of Sir Anthony Cope of Hanwell, Oxfordshire. In 1720 a baroque country house was built for the Cope family on the site of the former abbey. The walk is generally flat although there are a number of stiles and kissing gates to negotiate. Part of the walk uses a public footpath across Lyneham golf course, so take particular care on this stretch. Show more
#10 - Wychwood Forest
Cotswolds Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty
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Length: 7.2 mi • Est. 3 h 17 m
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