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Thames Path National Trail: Shillingford to Abingdon is a 10.6 mile point-to-point trail located near Wallingford, Oxfordshire, England that features a river and is rated as difficult. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, and nature trips.

Length 10.6 mi Elevation gain 1,040 ft Route type Point to Point
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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).

Shillingford lies at the junction of the A329 and A4074, three miles north of Wallingford, half way between Oxford and Didcot. Park in the car park of the Shillingford Bridge Hotel (postcode OX10 8LZ), asking the owner's permission.

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