GPS Cycle and Walking Routes


Oxford Green Belt Way

52 miles (84 km)

The Oxford Green Belt Way was created by CPRE Oxfordshire to celebrate its 75th anniversary and 50 years of Oxford's Green Belt. The circular walk takes you through some lovely Oxfordshire countryside and historic villages, with peaceful waterside sections along the River Thames and the Oxford Canal.
The walk begins on the outskirts of Oxford and visits Horspath, Garsington, Abingdon, Kidlington and Beckley. There are excellent views of Oxford’s Dreaming Spires, Otmoor, Foxcombe Hill and Wytham Woods.
Attractions on the route include Harcourt Arboretum at Nuneham Courtenay. Here you will find a 10-acre woodland and a 37-acre meadow full of wild flowers.
The route passes the RSPB nature reserve at Otmoor where you can enjoy a nature trail and look out for thousands of wildfowl.
Near Horspath you will pass through Shotover Country Park with its ancient woodland, flowery meadows, marshes, ponds and bracken-covered slopes. You can climb Shotover Hill for wonderful views of the surrounding countryside.
There are also lovely waterside stretches along the River Thames, the Oxford Canal and around Farmoor Reservoir.
For those interested in history the 12th century ruined abbey at Godstow is also of note.

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Oxford Green Belt Way OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking

Oxford Green Belt Way Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Open Street Map with Location tracking

Photos

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Harcourt Arboretum

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The Thames near Abingdon

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Nuneham House from the Thames

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Farmoor Reservoir 1

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Farmoor Reservoir 2

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Swinford Toll Bridge

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Godstow Abbey

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Roundham Bridge and Lock, Oxford Canal

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GPS Files

GPX File

Oxford Green Belt Way.gpx (right click - 'Save As')
NB GPS file for this route only details route start - route is waymarked from there in

Memory Map Route

Oxford Green Belt Way.mmo (right click - 'Save As')

Map