All our short easy access walks | Oxfordshire County Council

All our short easy access walks

Very short walks under one mile long, designed to be suitable for those with limited mobility

Our easy walks under 1 mile long are promoted as they are accessible to all. The downloadable walk information is colourful and hopefully easy to use, providing a simple map and directions. The downloads also include information about path surfaces, widths and gradients for those in wheelchairs.

West Oxfordshire

Witney Lakes, Witney

View of Witney Lakes

A lakeside path with extensive water views and abundant bird life.

 This site is managed by Witney Town Council - for more information contact them on 01993 704379.

Witney Meadows, Witney

Stoned path through the meadowsA path through quiet meadows beside the River Windrush. The meadows are bounded by the mill lade to the west and River Windrush to the east. The flower-rich meadows are at their best in May and June and are cut for hay later on in the summer to decrease fertility and encourage a species-rich flora.

Cotswolds easy countryside walks

The Cotswolds Conservation Board have brought together a collection of walking routes in West Oxfordshire. At Oxfordshire Cotswolds, you will find lots of information about walks including routes that are fully accessible under 'walks on wheels'.

Cherwell

Daeda's Wood, near Deddington

Berries in Daeda's Wood

The path provides glimpses of the River Swere and views of rolling countryside. This peaceful riverside site was bought and planted by the Woodland Trust in 1996. It contains a mixture of tree species including ash, oak, alder and various willows. In spring it is alive with bird song.

St Mary's Field, Kidlington

View of church

A walk from St Mary's church in Kidlington across open meadows to the River Cherwell.

Spiceball Park and Oxford Canal, Banbury

Narrowboat on canal

For further information about the Oxford Canal go to Canal and River Trust and for Spiceball Park contact Banbury Town Council on 01295 250340.

Oxford

Brasenose Woods, Oxford

Hard path in Brasenose Wood

Paths pass through attractive deciduous woodland with many fine trees and abundant bird life. The wide 'rides' and hazel coppice in this wood managed by Oxford City Council add visual and wildlife interest.

For further information about this wood please contact Oxford City Council or telephone 01865 715830.

Grandpont Nature Park, Oxford

Bridge

The route follows paths around the nature park and alongside the River Thames. This pleasant riverside nature park near the centre of Oxford is managed by Oxford City Council. There is a range of lovely views, including the River Thames, open grassland and areas of scrub and trees all alive with a variety of birds.

For further information about Grandpont Nature Park please contact Oxford City Council or telephone 01865 715830.

South Oxfordshire

Cuttle Brook, Thame

Cuttle Brook nature reserve

This path passes through pleasant river meadows and is rich in wildlife. This quiet mixed nature reserve has ponds, woodland, marsh and river and is home to 200 species of plants and 40 species of birds.

Waterperry Gardens

View of Waterperry House from path

This route follows a rural path from the hidden village of Waterperry to the River Thames. Fine views of Waterperry House, trees, meadow and river.

Chilterns easy countryside walks

The Chilterns Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) offers a free pack of 11 walks in the Chilterns countryside that are suitable for people with impaired mobility and wheelchair, mobility scooter and push chair users. The walks are available from the Chilterns AONB website or by calling 01844 355500 to order a pack.

Warburg nature reserve mobility vehicle

Warburg nature reserve is owned and managed by the Berkshire, Buckinghamshire and Oxfordshire Wildlife Trust (BBOWT). A Tramper mobility vehicle is available at Warburg for visitors to use. To book it, call the reserve on 01491 642001 to arrange a time. The Tramper is able to go around the popular one-mile 'Wildlife Walk', which encompasses woodland and grassland, and can also go along the restricted byway that runs along the valley bottom. More details about the reserve are available from the BBOWT website.

Vale of White Horse

Abbey Meadows, Abingdon

Abbey Meadows, Abingdon

The path follows the peaceful Abbey Stream along the north side of the Meadows with glimpses across the Thames.

Chilterns Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty

The Chilterns AONB website is a great source of information about walks that are accessible to people with limited mobility. Use their interactive map to find routes.

Last reviewed
07 February 2017
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