GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

Clifton Hampden Walks

9 miles (14.4 km)

This pretty Oxfordshire village lies just to the east of Sutton Courtenay on the River Thames.
The riverside settlement is located on the epic Thames Path National Trail. The waymarked trail can be picked up on the southern side of the village next to Clifton Hampden Bridge.
Clifton Hampden includes some delightful thatched cottages, a listed 19th century bridge, a fine 14th century pub and a noteworthy church with elements dating back to the 12th century.
This circular walk from the village takes you to two of the local highlights at the Roman Town of Dorchester and the viewpoint at Wittenham Clumps.
Start the walk in the village and follow the waymarked footpath east past Burcot to Little Wittenham Bridge. Cross the bridge and you can enter Dorchester where you can visit the 12th century abbey and its fascinating museum.
The route then takes you to Wittenham Clumps where there are some peaceful woodland trails and the ancient Iron Age Hillfort on Castle Hill.
The route then returns to Clifton Hampden via the little village of Long Wittenham, with some fine countryside views on the way.

Postcode

OX14 3EH - Please note: Postcode may be approximate for some rural locations

Clifton Hampden OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking

Clifton Hampden Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking

Walks near Clifton Hampden

  • Sutton Courtenay - This route from the Oxfordshire village of Sutton Courtenay uses part of the Thames Path and other public footpaths to create a circular walk through the surrounding area.
  • Abingdon Circular Walk - This circular walk explores the area to the south of this pretty Oxfordshire town
  • Farmoor Reservoir - Enjoy an easy circular walk around this pretty reservoir near Oxford
  • Harcourt Arboretum - This beautiful arboretum near Oxford has a series of well laid out footpaths to try
  • Radley Lake - This circular walk explores the Radley Lakes near Abingdon in Oxfordshire
  • Wantage - The Oxfordshire town of Wantage is in a great location for exploring a lovely section of the Ridgeway
  • Ardington - This pretty village is located in the Vale of White Horse in Oxfordshire, just to the east of Wantage
  • Letcombe Regis - This Oxfordshire based village includes a pleasant local nature reserve and a noteworthy Iron Agehill forton the Ridgeway National Trail.
  • Dorchester Circular Walk - The delightful Oxfordshire town of Dorchester on Thames has some lovely footpaths to follow through the surrounding countryside and woodland
  • Wittenham Clumps - This circular walk climbs to these two distinctive hills near Dorchester
  • East Hendred - This rural village in Oxfordshire is located in the North Wessex Downs AONB and the historic Vale of White Horse near the settlements of Ardington and Wantage
  • Culham - A short circular walk around the delightful Oxfordshire village of Culham, passing the 15th century Culham Manor and the picturesque Culham Lock on the River Thames.
  • Eynsham - This attractive Oxfordshire based town is in a great spot riverside and country walks

Dog Walking

The Barley Mow is an historic pub dating back over 650 years. The thatched country tavern maintains many of its original features with notable visitors including renowned authors such as Jerome K. Jerome and Charles Dickens Jnr. The pub serves good quality food and has a lovely garden area to sit out in on warmer days.
You can find them close to the old bridge and the river with postcode OX14 3EH for your sat navs.

Photos

Clifton Hampden Bridge and church - geograph.org.uk - 2320306

Clifton Hampden Bridge and church in the background. Clifton Hampden Bridge was designed by SirGeorge Gilbert Scottand opened in 1867. The bridge replaced aferryservice which had operated on the site since at least the early 14th century

River Thames at Clifton Hampden - geograph.org.uk - 4068115

River Thames at Clifton Hampden. English author, Jerome K. Jerome, depicted this part of the River Thames area beautifully in his classic 1889 book Three Men in a Boat as “the wonderfully pretty village, old fashioned, peaceful and dainty with flowers.”

Thatched cottages in Clifton Hampden - geograph.org.uk - 2525136

Thatched cottages in Clifton Hampden

Clifton Hampden, High Street - geograph.org.uk - 2801158

Clifton Hampden, High Street

Dorchester Abbey, Oxfordshire - geograph.org.uk - 2292535

Dorchester Abbey, Oxfordshire

The way to Wittenham Clumps - geograph.org.uk - 2480939

The way to Wittenham Clumps

View from Wittenham Clumps - geograph.org.uk - 2480955

View from Wittenham Clumps

The High Street - Long Wittenham - geograph.org.uk - 1937438

The High Street

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GPS Files

GPX File

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