GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

LewknorWalks

6 miles (9 km)

This small Chilterns village is located just south of Thame in the county of Oxfordshire.
The pretty settlement is known for its historic 14th century church of St Margaret's, it's photogenic old flint cottages and a rather fine 17th century pub. It has been used as a filming location for the popular TV seriesMidsomer Murders.
Local options for walkers include the Aston Rowant Nature Reserve and The Ridgeway National Trail which can be picked up just to the south of the settlement.
This circular walk explores the reserve which includes peaceful woodland paths and a hill climb to Beacon Hill. On the way you can look out for a variety of wildlife and enjoy some glorious views of the surrounding Chilterns Hills.

Postcode

OX49 5TW - Please note: Postcode may be approximate for some rural locations

Lewknor OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking

Lewknor Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking

Walks near Lewknor

  • Thame - The market town of Thame is well served by a number of public footpaths branching out into the surrounding countryside
  • Aston Rowant Nature Reserve - Enjoy a circular walk around this wonderful nature reserve in the Chilterns and climb Beacon Hill on the way
  • The Ridgeway - Step back in time on this wonderful 85 mile route which follows an ancient chalk ridge route used by prehistoric man The trail starts at Overton Hill in Wiltshire on the edge of the Marlborough Downs and heads east through the Chiltern Hills to Ivinghoe Beacon in Buckinghamshire
  • Ibstone - This Buckinghamshire based village is located in a pleasant rural spot in the Chiltern Hills,on the border withOxfordshire
  • Stokenchurch - This Buckinghamshire based village has some lovely trails to follow through the surrounding Chilterns countryside
  • 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
  • Chitty Chitty Bang Bang Windmill - This short circular walk visits Cobstone Windmill in Turville, Buckinghamshire
  • Greys Court - This walk explores the area around the National Trust's Greys Court in Henley-on-Thames, Oxfordshire.
  • Henley via Stonor Circular Walk - A circular walk from Henley visiting Stonor, Middle Assendon and the National Trust's Greys Court
  • Henley-on-Thames - The popular markettown of Henley-on-Thames has a number of excellent waymarked trails to try
  • Chinnor - This village in South Oxfordshire is in a fine location for walkers with hill climbs and large areas of woodland right next to the settlement
  • Princes Risborough - This Buckinghamshire based town is in a great location for exploring the beautiful Chiltern Hills AONB.
    This walk from the town's train station takes you to some of the highlights of the area
  • Bledlow Ridge - This Buckinghamshire based village has some fine country walks into the surrounding Chiltern Hills
  • West Wycombe Park - Explore the beautiful estate surrounding West Wycombe House on this walk in the Chilterns AONB
  • Bradenham Woods - This circular walk explores the woodland and countryside surrounding the pretty village of Bradenham in the Chilterns
  • Downley Common - This walk visits Downley Common next to the Buckinghamshire village of Downley in the Chilterns near High Wycombe.
  • Long Crendon - This attractive Buckinghamshire village has a number of photogenic ancient buildings, quaint thatched cottages and some pleasant riverside trails for walkers

Pubs/Cafes

The Leathern Bottle is a pub of some note dating back to the 1600s. The Grade II listed pub serves good quality food and includes a splendid large garden area to relax in on warm summer days. They have a large car park so the pub makes a good start point for a walk in the area.

Dog Walking

The woodland and country trails are ideal for dog walking. The local pub mentioned above is also dog friendly.

Photos

High Street, Lewknor - geograph.org.uk - 3896658

High Street, Lewknor

Moor Court, Lewknor - geograph.org.uk - 2461535

Moor Court

St Margaret Lewknor - geograph.org.uk - 3896649

St Margaret's church

Beacon Hill, Lewknor - geograph.org.uk - 2523038

Beacon Hill

Ye Olde Leathern Bottle in Lewknor - geograph.org.uk - 4609739

Ye Olde Leathern Bottle in Lewknor

Aston Rowant National Nature Reserve - geograph.org.uk - 512722

Aston Rowant National Nature Reserve. View from the top of the Chilterns scarp near Upper Vicar's Farm. The gate is the top of the footpath down to Hill farm, whose buildings are visible. To the right of the buildings is the M40 at its junction with the B4009 - a great transport interchange point, with coaches to central London. Beyond is the Oxford plain.

Aston Rowant Nature Reserve - geograph.org.uk - 744890

Aston Rowant Nature Reserve. Showing two of a succession of spurs that run characterise the Chiltern scarp. The second one here is Beacon Hill. The first is unnamed. The M40 is seen towards the left. It comes this side of Beacon Hill.

Bald Hill, Aston Rowant National Nature Reserve - geograph.org.uk - 14377

Bald Hill, Aston Rowant National Nature Reserve. Beech woods at the top, juniper scrub on the chalk grassland of the Chilterns scarp

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