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Watlington Hill and Christmas Common is a 2.8 mile loop trail located near Watlington, Oxfordshire, England that offers the chance to see wildlife and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, trail running, and nature trips.

Length 2.8 mi Elevation gain 462 ft Route type Loop
Hiking Nature trips Walking Running Forest Views Wildlife Muddy Historic site
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A circular walk from Watlington Hill, near Christmas Common in the Chilterns, Oxfordshire. The walk explores the beautiful woodlands and open areas of chalk grassland with plenty of interest throughout the year. This is one of the best sites in the Chilterns for viewing red kites and, in the summer months, there are plenty of flowers and butterflies to enjoy. The high ground gives you beautiful far-reaching views across the Oxfordshire countryside. The walk includes several steady gradients throughout, plus one fairly steep climb through a large grass hillside pasture. The paths are relatively firm for the most part, but there are some stretches that can be very muddy after periods of rain and in winter so good boots are a must. You will need to negotiate several gates, including two kissing gates, but there are no steps or stiles on route. Most of the paths are through woodland, but there is about half a mile along a country lane (so take care of traffic) and one stretch through a grass pasture. Allow 1.5 hours.

Christmas Common is a small hamlet in the Oxfordshire parish of Watlington, located about 7 miles south of Thame. The walk starts and finishes from the free National Trust Watlington Hill car park. This is located at the top of Hill Road, about 1.5 miles up from Watlington town centre on the right-hand side, or about 0.5 miles from Christmas Common on the left-hand side. There is no height barrier at the car park entrance. Nearest post code OX49 5HS.

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Steve Ashcroft
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Lovely walk, well described and with splendid views.

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Arttu Rajantie
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Raquel Stavropoulos
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Lisa Marie Garcia
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Sandra Roche
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sue holmes
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Urbano Mateus
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Millie Carter
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