The Greyhound and Besselsleigh Walk

MODERATE 4 reviews

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.

Distance: 3.8 miles Elevation Gain: 511 feet Route Type: Loop


nature trips


bird watching



historic site

pub walk

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.

5 months ago

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.

Sunday, July 30, 2017

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.

Saturday, July 01, 2017

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.

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