GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

Minster Lovell Walk

3 miles (5 km)

This walk explores the pretty Oxfordshire village of Minster Lovell with its old hall, thatched stone cottages and riverside footpaths. The highlight of the walk is a visit to Minster Lovell Hall built in 1440. Here you will find the ruins of the hall surrounded by an extensive estate and bordered by the River Windrush. The atmospheric ruins include an ornamented entrance porch, south west tower and dovecote.
After exploring the hall you can continue along the river to the nearby village of Crawley. Here you will find two Bronze Agebowl barrowsnear Blindwell Wood and a 19th century church. There are also two pubs where you can enjoy refreshments at the half way point of the walk. From Crawley another public footpath will then bring you back to Minster Lovell through the countryside.
To extend your walking in this area simply head east and visit the pretty town of Burford where there are more nice riverside paths and historic buildings. The village is also located just west of Witney so you could start the walk from the town and follow the river to the old hall. You could also try our Witney Circular Walk which takes you along the river to Witney Lake and Meadows.


OX29 0RR - Please note: Postcode may be approximate for some rural locations

Minster Lovell OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking

Minster Lovell Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking

Cycle Routes and Walking Routes Nearby


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Minster Lovell ruins

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15th-century dovecote at Minster Lovell

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Cottages in the village

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Mill grounds, Minster Lovell. The River Windrush downstream of the mill that was built 1806.


GPS Files

GPX File

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Memory Map Route

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