Walks to Discover in Oxfordshire

Free and in the great outdoors, walking or rambling tops the list of things to do in Oxfordshire.

We’re just 30 miles away from the Cotswolds and its well-known walking hotspots, but that doesn’t mean you can’t ramble a little closer to home in Oxfordshire.


Short Walks

Some people prefer shorter walks – and there are plenty in Oxfordshire. The following walks are under a mile and a half in length, perfect for those wishing to ease into rambling or who want a more leisurely afternoon activity.

Witney Meadows will see you take a quiet stroll beside the River Windrush, with plenty of meadows in sight. Brasenose Woods provides the walk you would expect from its name – woodland and plenty of wildlife. Grandpont Nature Park is a walk around the nature park and alongside the River Thames. Expect beautiful views and plenty of birds.


Heritage Walks

Always popular, Heritage Walks bring people to the county from near and far. From The Lost Abbey Trail and The Abingdon Waterways Walk, to guided tours and The Heart of Abingdon Trail, there are approximately 200 listed buildings in Abingdon-on-Thames’ centre alone making it a perfect starting point for your walk. Explore via any of those trails and you will find hidden gems, incredible architecture and a gateway into times of the past.


Longer Walks

If you want to keep your adventure to Oxfordshire, then there are longer walks that pose more of a challenge. It’s worth remembering that our hotel is also conveniently located for those wishing to explore the Cotswolds; we’re just shy of an hour’s drive away, perfect for if you want to venture further afield and discover even more spaces.

Abingdon Parkrun is a free, weekly 5k event for runners and a great way to work out if you are visiting on business. Wootton to Cumnor is a 4k walk or you can try the Thames Path to Oxford. You can keep up to date with other longer walks via the Oxfordshire Ramblers website.


You can find more walks in the vicinity of the hotel here. We’d go so far to say that we are one of the most conveniently located Oxfordshire hotels around!

If walking is top of your list of things to do in Oxfordshire, then join us for a convenient and comfortable stay. Book direct for the very best rate, guaranteed.