GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

Cornbury Park

7 miles (11 km)

A circular walk around the Cornbury Park estate in Charlbury. The estate is not generally open to the public but there are public footpaths from which there are fine views of the estate. Highlights on the walk include views of the River Evenlode, several pretty lakes, peaceful woodland trails and views of the deer on the estate.
The route starts in Charlbury and heads west to cross the River Evenlode. You then head south along the Lower Park, skirting the edge of the series of lakes in the park.
At Finstock you turn north west, passing through a section of Wychwood Forest where there are more lakes and ponds to be seen.
The trail continues north along Catsham Lane where you link up with the Oxfordshire Way. You can follow the waymarked trail east back into Charlbury.
The estate does run events from time to time allowing access to the internal grounds. See the link below for more details.

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Cornbury Park OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking

Cornbury Park Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking

Back in Charlbury there's several good choices for post walk refreshments. The Rose and Crown has an excellent selection of beers and were voted CAMRA Oxfordshire Pub of the Year and North Oxfordshire Pub of the Year in 2018. You can find the pub at 1 Market St with a postcode of OX7 3PL for your sat navs.
The Rose and Crown doesn't do food so if you're looking for a bite to eat head to The Bell Inn. The pub is set in a beautiful 18th century Cotswold stone building and has a very good menu. You can find it on Church Street at postcode OX7 3PP.

The country trails and woodland paths on the walk are ideal for dogs. The Rose and Crown and Bell Inn pubs mentioned above are also dog friendly.

To continue your walking in the area you could try the Charlbury Circular Walk. This explore the countryside around the river to the north west of the town.

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Photos

Cornbury Park - geograph.org.uk - 1554764

Cornbury Park

Reservoir in Cornbury Park - geograph.org.uk - 31713

This reservoir is the lowest of a series in Cornbury Park, an estate near Charlbury. The image is taken from the bridge/dam at its east end. The dam for the next reservoir can be seen at the far end.

Settlement in Cornbury Park - geograph.org.uk - 406553

The banks are quite noticeable with their rectangular outline. Looking over the wall of Cornbury Park.

Reservoir, Cornbury Park - geograph.org.uk - 489521

Reservoir, Cornbury Park

North Lodge of Cornbury Park - geograph.org.uk - 31711

North Lodge. The park was originally a hunting lodge in the royal forest of Wychwood. It now hosts events such as the Cornbury Festival, featuring middle-of-the-road music, sponsored in 2005 by Waitrose and nicknamed 'Poshstock' by one newspaper. According to Pevsner, this lodge at the north gate (and a twin to the right of the gate) dates from the start of the 20th century, and are by John Belcher.

Cornbury Park, Oxfordshire

View of the hall on the estate. The park and house were used as a location for the Father Brown episodes "The Prize of Colonel Gerard" (2014), "The Mysteries of the Rosary" (2014), "The Star of Jacob" (2016) and "The Theatre of the Invisible" (2017) as well as an episode of Inspector Morse.

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