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LOCAL WALKS

With rolling green hills, honey-coloured villages and grasslands full of wildflowers, the Cotswolds are the archetypal English landscape. Enjoy the view on these long trails and shorter rambles...

Charlbury is a charming little Cotswolds town set in the Evenlode Valley amidst the remains of the ancient forest of Wychwood, once one of England's greatest royal forests. 

The town is an ideal walking base - Charlbury is a Walkers are Welcome town - with a number of pubs and cafes and a main line railway station on the Cotswold Line with hourly trains towards Oxford and London to the east and Moreton in Marsh and Worcester to the west.

There are a number of downloadable walks:

Charlbury Visitor Guide

The guide includes a map of the town marking buildings of interest - making a pleasant and interesting walk.

Charlbury Circular Walks: Route 1

Route 1 (8 miles) starts from Charlbury's old town centre and takes in the only Public Right of Way through the ancient Wychwood Forest within Cornbury Park.

Charlbury Circular Walks: Route 2

Route 2 (4 miles) runs to the north-west of Charlbury, following the pretty Evenlode valley and uses a section of the Oxfordshire Way.

Charlbury to Finstock

An easy, picturesque 5 mile walk that passes Charlbury's four pubs and the Plough Inn in Finstock! It takes in Cornbury Park, the River Evenlode, and the Cotswold Line railway.

Charlbury via Spelsbury circular

A 5 mile circular walk from Charlbury passing through the villages of Taston and Spelsbury.

Charlbury (Miles without Stiles)
A pleasant 5 mile circular walk through the attractive Cotswold town of Charlbury into outlying countryside containing ancient saltways, old stone quarries and woodland.