The Windrush Path: Standlake to Newbridge

A two-mile (3km) southern section of the Windrush Path between Standlake and Newbridge.

From Newbridge, the Windrush Path follows the River Windrush upstream through flood meadows before reaching the many lakes on Standlake Common that have been left following years of mineral extraction.

Halfway along the path you can visit Standlake Common Nature Reserve before continuing to the attractive village of Standlake.

Mosaic trail

A series of striking mosaic sculptures created by the local community of Standlake are located along this section of the path. Children particularly will find the trail fun and exciting to follow.

For more information about the unique mosaic trail, including pictures and a map, download the Windrush Path Mosaic Trail booklet (pdf format, 2.32Mb)


Halfway along the path, you can rest in the picnic area overlooking one of the private fishing lakes.

With a choice of pubs for refreshment at either end, this section of the Windrush Path offers an undemanding walk that works equally well, wherever you choose to start.

Location and accessibility

Standlake and Newbridge are on the A415 between Witney and Abingdon and are by served local bus services.

You can buy the Ordnance Survey Explorer Map 180 of the area below.

The path is flat but uneven in places with several gates and two low stiles. It can be muddy in winter. Allow at least an hour each way to enjoy a leisurely walk between Standlake and Newbridge.  Please respect the wishes of local landowners by staying on the path and keeping dogs under control. Cycling or horse riding is not permitted on the Windrush Path.

Download the leaflet

For more information about the Standlake to Newbridge section of the Windrush Path, including a map, please download the following leaflet:

Circular walks

If you prefer not to retrace your steps, why not use our interactive access map to consider opportunities for longer circular walks that follow the Windrush Path and the Thames Path National Trail.

A popular short circular walk around Standlake village, just 1.5 miles in length, links to the Windrush Path and takes in St Giles’s Church.  See the map on the downloadable walk leaflet to help you follow this Standlake village route along High Street, bearing left up Church End to St Giles Church, then left along tree-lined Horns Way and left again back to High Street.

Further information

To find out more about the Windrush Path contact the Lower Windrush Valley Project.