Best trails in Wallingford, Oxfordshire

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Looking for a great trail near Wallingford, Oxfordshire? AllTrails has 9 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 Ashe Park. Just looking to take a quick stroll? We've got 5 easy trails in Wallingford ranging from 2.4 to 6.8 miles and from 196 to 465 feet above sea level. Start checking them out and you'll be out on the trail in no time!
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Map of trails in Wallingford, Oxfordshire
Top trails (9)
#1 - Hailey and Ipsden Walk
Chiltern Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty
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Length: 2.4 mi • Est. 1 h 9 m
A circular pub walk from the hamlet of Hailey in the South Oxfordshire Chilterns. This walking route is short but perfectly formed, rewarding you with beautiful views of the rolling hills, peaceful paths, open fields, pretty villages, an old church and plenty of wildlife. The walk includes a few steady gradients, but there are no steep sections. It follows a mixture of stone tracks, village lanes and field-edge paths. Most of the paths are firm and wide, but a couple of short stretches can be muddy or a little overgrown at times. There are no stiles or steps on route, the only obstacle being a single kissing gate. You will not be sharing any of the paths with livestock. Allow 1 to 1.5 hours. Show more
#2 - Ewelme Circular
Chiltern Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty
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Length: 12.6 mi • Est. 6 h 19 m
A circular walk from Ewelme in the Chilterns. The route follows long stretches of The Chiltern Way and The Ridgeway. The walk has several steady climbs and descents throughout plus a few steeper sections. There are no stiles on route, but you will need to negotiate several kissing gates. There are several sections walking along country roads which can be fast moving, so these need particular care and please take care of traffic at these points. Show more
#3 - The Old Post Office Wallingford and River Walk
Wallingford, Oxfordshire, England
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Length: 2.9 mi • Est. 1 h 27 m
A circular pub walk from the Old Post Office in Wallingford, Oxfordshire. The Old Post Office pub is a warm and friendly meeting place, serving great food and drink all day. The walking route takes in some of the old treasures within the town (including the town hall, castle grounds and several churches) before following a picturesque section of the riverside path along the Thames. The walk is relatively flat throughout. Some of the field, woodland and riverside paths can get very muddy in winter and after periods of rain. There are no stiles or steps on route, just some single gates and footbridges to negotiate. Whilst most of the paths are enclosed, there is one field length of the Thames Path that passes through a pasture which may be holding cattle. There are public toilets in the car park at the start of the walk. Approximate time 1 to 1.5 hours.Show more
#4 - Thames Path National Trail: Shillingford to Abingdon
North Wessex Downs Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty
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Length: 10.6 mi • Est. 4 h 58 m
This straightforward, if fairly lengthy, walk criss-crosses the River Thames as it meanders its way through the Oxfordshire countryside. It is marked out by four bridges, Shillingford at the start and Abingdon at the end, with those at Clifton Hampden and Culham in between. There's meadows, fieldside walking and brushes with local villages, as well as a number of locks, where lock-keepers sometimes offer ice cream or other refreshment during the summer. Even if they are not when you are there, these locks are often highly picturesque and offer good 'pause points' to sit and watch the river traffic go by. The walk is linear, although it ends in Abingdon where you can either park a second car or get a taxi back to the start point. Public transport options aren't great. This is an all day walk, there's no point in hurrying it, taking around 4-5 hours to complete without stops (which you will need). Show more
#5 - Ewelme Chilterns
Chiltern Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty
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Length: 4.2 mi • Est. 2 h
This is a circular walk from the pretty village of Ewelme venturing into the Chilterns countryside. The walk follows footpaths and bridleways, some of which can get quite muddy in the winter and after wet weather so good waterproof boots are recommended at these times. There are a few steady climbs and descents with no stiles or gates. Please note that at the start of the walk you will pass fields containing pigs. Take care with children and dogs around the electric fences. Show more
#6 - Round Hill Loop from Shillingford
North Wessex Downs Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty
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Length: 5.3 mi • Est. 2 h 29 m
#7 - Shilingford Hill and Dorchester on Thames Circular
Wallingford, Oxfordshire, England
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Length: 9.3 mi • Est. 3 h 44 m
#8 - Dorchester on Thames and Drayton St. Leonard Circular
Wallingford, Oxfordshire, England
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Length: 5.6 mi • Est. 2 h 15 m
#9 - Wallingford Circular [CLOSED]
Wallingford, Oxfordshire, England
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Length: 6.8 mi • Est. 2 h 44 m
Note: As of September 17, 2020, users have reported that this walk is CLOSED due to construction work on the road. This is a circular route that takes you from Wallingford, Mackney and Cholsey.Show more