This walk from the Oxfordshire town of Bicester takes you through the countryside on the Cross Bucks Way visiting a series of pretty villages. You'll visit Marsh Gibbon and Poundon before finishing at Twyford where you can get the bus back to Bicester. There's much to enjoy as you make your way from Oxfordshire into Buckinghamshire and into the gently rolling agricultural landscape of Aylesbury Vale.
You can pick up footpaths just east of the town centre that will take you through the countryside to the Cross Bucks Way. This long distance trail will take you to the Buckinghamshire village of Marsh Gibbon. Here you turn north towards Poundon, climbing to a height of over 300ft on Beacon Hill, where there are great views over Aylesbury Vale. The walk then descends into the village of Twyford where the route finishes. You can return to Bicester the same way or catch the bus back. The walk can be extended by continuing to Hillesden and Winslow.
Bicester Ordnance Survey Map - view and print off detailed OS map
Bicester Open Street Map - view and print off detailed map
Bicester OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking
Bicester Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking
Walks near Bicester
- Cross Bucks Way - Travel from Stratton Audley in Buckinghamshire to Linslade, near Leighton Buzzard along the Cross Bucks Way
- Stoke Wood - These ancient woods are located near Bicester in Oxfordshire
- Oxford Canal Walk - Follow the Oxford Canal from Oxford to Coventry on this splendid waterside walk
- Piddington - This circular walk explores the countryside and woods to the south of the Oxfordshire village of Piddington
- Brill -
Further Information and Other Local Ideas
Head a few miles south east of the town and you can pick up the Piddington Circular Walk. This explores the area around the pretty village and includes a climb to Muswell Hill. The hill sits on the border with Buckinghamshire and commands fine views over the countryside of both counties. Near here there's the Brill Windmill Walk. The 17th century mill is one of the earliest and best preserved examples of a post mill in the whole of the UK.
For more walking ideas in the area see the Oxfordshire Walks page.