This popular Oxfordshire market town is a great base for exploring the Cotswold Hills.
This long circular walk makes use of three long distance waymarked trails which run through the area surrounding the town. You will follow sections of the Wychwood Way, the Shakespeare's Way and the D'Arcy Dalton Way to visit a series of pretty villages including Cornwell, Churchill, Shipton Under Wychwood, Ascott-under-Wychwood and Chadlington.
Other Walks around Chipping Norton
- Wychwood Way - A long circular walk exploring the Wychwood Forest area of the Cotswolds. The walk starts in Woodstock and visits Stonesfield, Chadlington, Ascott-under-Wychwood, Leafield, Ramsden, North Leigh, East End and Combe. Highlights on the route include the magnifcent Blenheim Park at Woodstock.
- Claude Duval Bridleroute - This shared walking and cycle path runs from Quainton, near Aylesbury in Oxfordshire to Great Barrington in the Cotswolds.
- Shakespeare's Way - This walk follows a route that Shakespeare may have taken when travelling between Stratford-upon-Avon and London. The path passes through the Chilterns, Oxford, Blenheim Park, the Cotswolds, the valley of the River Stour and the Thames Valley making for a beautiful and varied walk. There are lovely waterside stretches along the Oxford Canal and the River Thames into London.
- Rollright Stones - This walk follows the Shakespeare's Way long distance footpath from Chipping Norton to the Rollright Stones on the Oxfordshire/Warwickshire border. This fascinating group of Neolithic and Bronze Age megalithic monuments consists of three groups: the King's Men stone circle, the Whispering Knights burial chamber and the single King Stone. It is said that the stones are a representation of a king and his knights who had been turned to stone by a witch.
- Macmillan Way - This long distance path links Boston in Lincolnshire to Abbotsbury in Dorset. It is promoted to raise money for the charity Macmillan Cancer Relief.
- Kingham - The delightful Cotswolds village of Kingham was voted 'England's Favourite Village' in 2006. It's rows of limestone cottages and pretty village greens make it a must see if you are visiting the area. It's located just a few miles from Chipping Norton and just off this route at Churchill. Our walk takes you through the Kingham streets before visiting the nearby village of Bledington and Foxholes Nature Reserve.