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The Greyhound and Besselsleigh Walk is a 3.8 mile loop trail located near Abingdon, Oxfordshire, England that offers the chance to see wildlife and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and bird watching.

Length 3.8 mi Elevation gain 511 ft Route type Loop

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Pub walk

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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.

Besselsleigh is situated about 5 miles south-west of Oxford, on the A420 between Oxford and Swindon. The walk starts and finishes from the Greyhound pub which is on the junction between the A420 and the side road signed to Besselsleigh Village and Eaton. There is a large car park alongside the pub. Approximate post code OX13 5PX.

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Carley Carley
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Pleasant walk on a grey miserable day - birdsong all the way round until even the birds were silenced by the drizzle. Only one stile. Good directions.

kathy kathy
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It's a walk, it's 4 miles. Nothing very remarkable or interesting to see apart from the pub at the end which is excellent.

Simon Holmes
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Worth noting that most of section 1 of this walk is very very overgrown, sturdy footwear and long trousers needed. The path through the corn field in section 2 doesn't exist, requiring a long track through whatever tractor tracks you can find.

Eddie Knight
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Andrea Summers
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John John
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