Minster Lovell and Crawley

MODERATE 9 reviews

Minster Lovell and Crawley is a 5.8 kilometer loop trail located near Witney, Oxfordshire, England that features a river and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, and nature trips.

Distance: 5.8 km Elevation Gain: 122 m Route Type: Loop

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A circular walk from the pretty Oxfordshire village of Minster Lovell. The walk begins heading out along the street lined with thatched stone cottages, then crosses farmland and follows an ancient lane to reach the nearby village of Crawley. The return stretch runs alongside a stretch of the River Windrush and you will have chance to explore the ruins of Minster Lovell Hall. The walk has a few gently climbs and descents plus one fairly steep but short descent through woodland. The route follows a mixture of field paths, unmade tracks and riverside meadows all of which can get very muddy in the winter and after wet weather so good waterproof boots are a must. There are two stiles (one with adjacent dog gate, and one low stone stile) plus a few kissing gates. Some of the fields may be holding cattle so take care with dogs. Approximate time 1.5 to 2 hours depending on the conditions underfoot.

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1 month ago

A lovely Sunday walk with the dog. It was a little muddy but that’s because we went in December. All in all, we would definitely recommend this beautiful trail!

hiking
4 months ago

Great walk with lots to see

hiking
5 months ago

Really lovely scenic walk with the hounds

hiking
6 months ago

Beautiful walk. Stopped at The Lamb Inn for coffee. Nice pub, need to go back for a full meal. Walking around the ruins of Minster Lovell was interesting. A easy enjoyable walk.

Mon Sep 12 2016

The lamb Inn in Crawley did exceptional food for lunch. Nice little garden, high chairs for children. The walk itself was varied and picturesque. Great walk.

Sun May 18 2014

We spent three hours on this walk in glorious sunshine, and it lived up to all our expectations from the description of the walk. This is a lovely part of Oxfordshire and the walk takes in riverside banks, wide meadows, woods and a long ridge to say nothing of two attractive villages (Minster Lovell and Crawley). We parked in the car park to the right just over the bridge in Wash Meadow in Minster Lovell and walked from there to the church and ruins and therefore did the walk in reverse. Can recommend The Lamb in Crawley for half-way refreshments! All in all a delightful walk.

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