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.
Other Walks around 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. They consist of both mixed broadleaf and exotic conifer trees with nice footpaths to follow around the site. Highlights in the woods include an impressive avenue of Corsican pines and a flowers including orchids and bluebells. Wildlife to look out for include tawny owl and butterflies such as white admiral and silver-washed fritillary.
- Oxford Canal Walk - Follow the Oxford Canal from Oxford to Coventry on this splendid waterside walk. You follow the towpath of the canal for the duration of the route meaning this is a fairly easy walk (providing you don't do at all at once!)