The walk, which has two alternative Oxford start points, climbs the gentle hills overlooking Oxford's dreaming spires and passes through the steep Chilswell Valley, running alongside a miniature limestone gorge. Wildflowers, including the bee orchid and pyramidal orchid, may be seen in early summer.
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4.5 or 5 miles (depending on start point)
|Length on road/village lane (not on Public Rights of Way)||
|Public Transport||For all transport information see the Traveline website.|
|Public amenities||Car parking in Redbridge Park and Ride and at Hinksey Park in Oxford|
There is a shop in the campsite by Redbridge Park and Ride and a cafe in the garden centre that the walk passes on its way back. There are also shops along Abingdon Road in Oxford.
|Disabled access||No, there are a number of stiles and gates along the route|
Download a map and points of interest
Our downloadable walk information contains easy-to-follow maps, comprehensive written directions and points of local historical interest. You can download it for free. You can also see the routes of the walk on our interactive countryside access map of the county. See some photos of the route.
- South Hinksey and Chilswell Valley circular walk map - start point A (Redbridge Park and Ride) (.pdf format, 198 Kb)
- South Hinksey and Chilswell Valley circular walk map - start point B (Hinksey Park, Oxford) (.pdf format, 279 Kb)
- Walk information and points of interest (.pdf format, 263 Kb)