GPS Cycle and Walking Routes


Blewbury and Blewburton Hill Walk

3 miles (5 km)

This walk from the Oxfordshire village of Blewbury visits the Iron Age Hillfort at Blewburton Hill. The hill is located a short distance to the east of the village and the walk includes a visit to the nearby village of Aston Tirrold. It's a 3 mile walk with a small climb and some nice views over the surrounding Oxfordshire countryside to enjoy on the way.
The walk starts in the village of Blewbury, located just to the south of Didcot in the North Wessex Downs. From here you can pick up footpaths heading east up to Blewburton Hill. The univallate hill fort may have been occupied from the 4th century BC to the 1st century BC. Interesting finds at the site include Neolithic or Early Bronze Age flints recovered during excavations, and a polished stone axe found in the ditch near the entrance. Although there was no Roman occupation of the hilltop, a number of fragments of Roman pottery were recovered, dating to the 1st century AD, and the 3rd–4th centuries AD.
After exploring the hill the walk descends to the village of Aston Tirrold where you could stop for refreshments at the local pub. The walk then returns to Blewbury on the same paths.
To continue your walking in the area head south and pick up our Streatley Circular Walk which uses part of The Ridgeway National Trail. You could also head to nearby Goring and enjoy a riverside walk along the Thames Path.

Blewbury OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking

Blewbury Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking

Walks near Blewbury

  • Thames Path - Starting at the Source of the Thames at Thames Head in Gloucestershire, follow the iconic river through beautiful countryside and historic towns to the city of London.
    The path runs for 184 miles running alongside the river for nearly the whole route making for a glorious experience whatever time of year
  • Goring - This riverside village in South Oxfordshire is ideally located for walking with two National Trails passing through the area
  • Streatley - A circular walk from Streatley, climbing onto the Ridgeway Hills to the west of the town before looping round across Cholsey Downs and returning via the River Thames
  • Didcot - The Oxfordshire town of Didcot has some nice trails to follow into the surrounding Chilterns countryside.
    This walk visits some of the highlights of the area using a mixture of country lanes, public footpaths and waymarked long distance trails
  • Wittenham Clumps - Climb to these two hills near Dorchester for wonderful views over the Oxfordshire and Berkshire countryside
  • Thames Path - Starting at the Source of the Thames at Thames Head in Gloucestershire, follow the iconic river through beautiful countryside and historic towns to the city of London.
    The path runs for 184 miles running alongside the river for nearly the whole route making for a glorious experience whatever time of year
  • Dorchester Circular Walk - The delightful Oxfordshire town of Dorchester on Thames has some lovely footpaths to follow through the surrounding countryside and woodland
  • The Ridgeway - Step back in time on this wonderful 85 mile route which follows an ancient chalk ridge route used by prehistoric man The trail starts at Overton Hill in Wiltshire on the edge of the Marlborough Downs and heads east through the Chiltern Hills to Ivinghoe Beacon in Buckinghamshire

Photos

Blewburton Hill 48

Blewburton Hill 1

Blewburton Hill 27

Blewburton Hill 2

Blewburton Hill 01

Blewburton Hill. South rampart.

Blewburton Hill 04

Blewburton Hill. South flank.

Blewburton Hill - geograph.org.uk - 721198

Looking down from the hillfort and across arable fields to the village of Blewbury.

Footpath to the hill - geograph.org.uk - 1379650

Footpath to the hill. This farm track doubles as a footpath and will lead you to Blewburton Hill.

Over the Almshouses - geograph.org.uk - 1371105

View towards the Almshouses (two houses in front of the car) from on top of Blewbury Church

The Red Lion, Chapel Lane, Blewbury - geograph.org.uk - 252460

The Red Lion public house, Chapel Lane, Blewbury, Oxfordshire (formerly Berkshire)

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