GPS Cycle and Walking Routes


Didcot Walks

7 miles (12 km)

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. You'll visit the famous Didcot Railway Centre, the scenic hills of Wittenham Clumps, the River Thames and the interesting Roman town of Dorchester.
The walk starts at Didcot Junction in the town centre and follows a path around the railway centre. A shared cycling and walking trail then takes you through the countryside to the village of Long Wittenham. Here you can take a small detour to visit the River Thames around Clifton Cut.
The route heads through the village and then follows a country lane to Little Wittenham and the Wittenham Clumps. The 'clumps' include Round Hill at 390 feet (120m)and the 350 feet (110m)Castle Hillwhich is about 380 yards (350m) to the south-east. The Clumps are one of the most visited outdoor sites in Oxfordshire, attracting over 200,000 visitors a year. From the hill summits there are fine views over the surrounding countryside.
After exploring the hills the route then heads through Little Wittenham Wood to the River Thames. You cross the river close to the pretty Day's Lock before following a country path to Dorchester. A must see in the town is the magnificent Dorchester Abbey. The abbey dates from 1140and contains a fascinating museum detailing the history of the area.
To extend your walking around Didcot you can continue along the Thames Path towards Wallingford or Abingdon. You could also try our Dorchester Circular Walk which explores the area around the town.

Didcot OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking

Didcot Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking

Cycle Routes and Walking Routes Nearby

Photos

City of Truro 3717 Didcot (9)

Steam train at Didcot Railway Centre

Farmland ditch near Didcot - geograph.org.uk - 182369

Farmland ditch near Didcot

Castle Hill iron age fort - geograph.org.uk - 947045

Castle Hill iron age fort

Defensive ditch on Castle Hill with Brightwell Barrow in the distance - geograph.org.uk - 1242107

Defensive ditch on Castle Hill with Brightwell Barrow in the distance

Bench and view plinth on Round Hill - geograph.org.uk - 1242231

Bench and view plinth on Round Hill

Little Wittenham Wood - geograph.org.uk - 1242118

Little Wittenham Wood

Day's Lock - geograph.org.uk - 1248219

Day's Lock, River Thames near Dorchester

Thatched House, Dorchester - geograph.org.uk - 1094581

Thatched House, Dorchester

GPS Files

GPX File

Didcot.gpx (right click - 'Save As')

Memory Map Route

Didcot.mmo (right click - 'Save As')