Charlbury circular walks

Information about two circular walks from the West Oxfordshire Cotwolds town of Charlbury.

Walk information

Two very different walks in the Cotswolds countryside that start from Charlbury's old town centre. 

Route 1 takes in the only Public Right of Way through the ancient Wychwood Forest within Cornbury Park as well as passing through the pretty village of Chilson and taking in some wonderful views of the Cotswold countryside.

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

The railway station at Charlbury, built by Isambard Kingdom Brunel, is now a listed building.

Distance Route 1 - 9 miles;  Route 2 - 4 miles
Quantity of road or village lane (off Public Rights of Way) Route 1 - 35%;  Route 2 - 55%
Dogs Allowed under close control, on leads where livestock present
Disabled access Not suitable for wheelchairs - there are a number of stiles and kissing gates along the route
Information West Oxfordshire Visitor Information Centres (see below) or Charlbury Library
Public transport Charlbury Station is on Cotswold Line and has links with Oxford, Reading, London and Worcester. For all transport information see the Traveline website or call them on 0871 200 22 33.
Public houses Two in Finstock, three in Charlbury and one hotel.
Public amenities Free car park and public toilets in Spendlove Centre, Chalbury. Provisions available in Charlbury.

Download a map and points of interest

Download our Charlbury circular walks for free.  The information contains easy-to-follow maps, comprehensive written directions and points of local interest. You can also see the routes of the walks on our interactive countryside access map of the county.

To view the trails on your mobile phone, download GPS data and to find pubs, inns, gear shops and other businesses nearby click on the links to the Walk and Cycle website below.

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Last reviewed
05 November 2012
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