GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

Ewelme Walks

9 miles (15 km)

This delightful Oxfordshire village sits in a lovely spot in the Chiltern Hills, close to the River Thames.
This circular walk from the village uses several of the local waymarked trails to explore the surrounding area. On the walk you will pass along sections of The Swan's Way, The Ridgeway and the Thames Path National Trail. The route visits the Ewelme Watercress Beds Local Nature Reserve, Wallingford and the neighbouring village of Benson with some lovely countryside trails along the way. Highlights include a lovely riverside stretch along the Thames through Wallingford, the picturesque Benson Lock and Ewelme's own nature reserve. The reserve can be found on the High Street on the western side of the village. Here you'll find beautiful open gardens backing onto the watercress stream with a wide variety of interesting plantlife to see as well. It's a fine place for an easy stroll and one of the highlights of the area.

Postcode

OX10 6HH - Please note: Postcode may be approximate for some rural locations

Ewelme OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking

Ewelme Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking

Walks near Ewelme

  • Wallingford Circular Walk - This circular walk explores the countryside surrounding the riverside Oxfordshire town of Wallingford
  • Benson - This pretty South Oxfordshire village is in a great spot for riverside walks and exploring the Chilterns Hills AONB
  • Stoke Row - This walk takes you around the pretty Oxfordshire village of Stoke Row
  • Greys Court - This walk explores the area around the National Trust's Greys Court in Henley-on-Thames, Oxfordshire.
  • Henley-on-Thames - The popular markettown of Henley-on-Thames has a number of excellent waymarked trails to try
  • Henley via Stonor Circular Walk - A circular walk from Henley visiting Stonor, Middle Assendon and the National Trust's Greys Court
  • Nettlebed - This Oxfordshire village is surrounded by several large areas of woodland and some lovely Chilterns countryside
  • Warburg Nature Reserve - This delightful nature reserve near Henley-on-Thames has some lovely woodland trails to try
  • Oxfordshire Way - Take a trip through Oxfordshire and enjoy rivers, canals, pretty villages and beautiful countryside on this lovely trail
  • Chiltern Way - This is the original 125 mile circuit of the Chilterns AONB taking you through Hemel Hempstead, Chalfont St Giles, Marlow, Hambleden, Turville, Fingest, Bix Bottom, Ewelme, the Ridgeway, Stokenchurch, Great Hampden, Aldbury, the Dunstable Downs Country Park, Sharpenhoe Clappers and Harpenden
  • Turville - This circular walk explores the countryside surrounding the Chilterns village of Turville
  • Fingest - This pretty little Buckinghamshire village is located in the Chilterns near Henley on Thames
  • Ibstone - This Buckinghamshire based village is located in a pleasant rural spot in the Chiltern Hills,on the border withOxfordshire
  • Ipsden - This pretty little South Oxfordshire village is located in theChiltern Hillsnear the town of Wallingford.
  • The Swan's Way - The Swan's Way long distance bridleroute runs from Salcey Forest in the north to Goring on Thames in the south, a distance of 65 miles (105km)
  • The Ridgeway - Step back in time on this wonderful 85 mile route which follows an ancient chalk ridge route used by prehistoric man
  • 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.

Pubs/Cafes

The Shepherd's Hut serves a fine Sunday lunch and includes a pleasant garden area. You can find the pub on the High Street at postcode OX10 6HQ for your sat navs.
In Benson you'll find The Crown Inn which dates back to the 1700s and is aGrade II-listed, timber-framed former coaching inn. They have an outdoor seating area and also provide rooms if you would like to stay in the area. You can find them on the High Street at postcode OX10 6RP for your sat navs. You could also enjoy a stroll around the village to visit the noteworthy Norman church.

Dog Walking

The country trails make for a fine dog walk. The local pub mentioned above is also dog friendly.

Further Information and Other Local Ideas

Just south east is the worthy village of Stoke Row where there are some interesting historical features. The village includes the distinctive Maharajah's Well, a pretty cherry orchard and a noteworthy 17th century pub reputed to be the former haunt of notorious highwayman Dick Turpin.
To the south there's also Ipsden where you can explore the trails on Ipsden Heath and visit the 12th century Norman church.

Photos

Watercress beds in Ewelme Brook - geograph.org.uk - 3499785

Watercress beds in Ewelme Brook

Watercress beds, Ewelme Brook, Ewelme - geograph.org.uk - 1058631

Watercress beds, Ewelme Brook. The Watercress thrives in the clean and cool flowing water that rises from springs in the village to the southeast.

Gardens, Ewelme - geograph.org.uk - 2060821

Gardens, Ewelme

Ewelme church - geograph.org.uk - 3834053

Ewelme church. Politician Thomas Chaucer, son of poet Geoffrey Chaucer, his wife Matilda, and their daughter,Alice de la Pole, Duchess of Suffolk, are buried in theChurch of England parish churchofSaint Mary the Virginadjoining the almshouses. Jerome K. Jerome(1859–1927), author ofThree Men In A Boat, lived at Gould's Grove just southeast of Ewelme. He and his wife Ettie (died 1938) are buried in St. Mary's churchyard

Fords Farm, Ewelme (geograph 6444634)

Fords Farm, Ewelme

Benson Lock - geograph.org.uk - 2536402

Benson Lock

River Thames near Wallingford - geograph.org.uk - 2536822

River Thames near Wallingford

Farmland near Ewelme - geograph.org.uk - 2413059

Farmland near Ewelme

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