Glyme Valley Way

A joint project between us and BBC Oxford in 2006

A  suggested 16-mile walk from Chipping Norton, following the path of the River Glyme, to Woodstock.

As a part of the celebrations for Oxfordshire's 1000th birthday, BBC Oxford and the Countryside Service demonstrated the rich history and value of the county's countryside by leaving the legacy of a suggested walking route along the River Glyme, between Chipping Norton and Woodstock.

Route details

You can see the routes of the walk on our interactive countryside access map of the county or view and print the full information in this guide Glyme Valley Way walk guide (.pdf format, 545Kb)

Details of walking route
Distance The full route is 16 miles but it can be broken into smaller sections using public transport.
Dogs Allowed under close control, on leads where livestock present.
Disabled access No - there are a number of stiles and kissing gates along the route
Information A leaflet is available to download from this site. BBC Oxford have extensive information on their website.

It is recommended that the downloadable leaflet is used in conjunction with Ordnance Survey Explorer Map 180 - Oxford, Witney and Woodstock, and Map 191 - Banbury, Bicester and Chipping Norton.
Public transport A direct bus is available from Oxford. The route can be split into smaller sections using Stagecoach 10, 20A (Mon-Sat) and X50 (Sundays) services which stop at Enstone and Kiddington.

More details are available from the Traveline website 
Refreshments Chipping Norton and Woodstock have a full range of services providing food and drink.
There are also pubs at Enstone and Wootton.  
Points about the route The terrain is generally undemanding but as with all paths, some areas might be muddy and slippery after rain and there could be seasonal vegetation on the route as well. Please make sure you are prepared with appropriate clothing, take refreshments, a charged mobile phone and make sure people know where you are. There are short sections that cross, or pass alongside, main roads - please take extra care in these areas.