GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

Piddington Circular Walk

4 miles (6.6 km)

This circular walk explores the countryside and woods to the south of the Oxfordshire village of Piddington. On the way you'll also enjoy a climb to Muswell Hill where you can enjoy fine views over the area. The route runs for just over 4 miles with a moderate climb on the way.
The walk starts in the village and heads through Widnell Park before turning south to Piddington Wood and Little Wood. You continue south east to cross the border in to Buckinghamshire, passing Oakcroft Farm before bending round to climb Muswell Hill. The hill stands at a height of just under 200 metres with excellent views over the countryside of the two bordering counties.
After taking in the views the route descends north, following a footpath back into Piddington.

Piddington OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking

Piddington Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking

Just to the east of the village you'll find Ludgershall where you can pick up the Bernwood Jubilee Way. This long distance, waymarked trail could be followed south to visit Brill with its famous windmill. The Brill Windmill Walk will take you to the structure before heading to the nearby Rushbeds Wood Nature Reserve. Following the Bernwood trail north will take you to Marsh Gibbon.
Head north west and you will soon come to the market town Bicester where you can explore the countryside on the waymarked Cross Bucks Way. Near the town there are also some nice woodland trails to be found at Stoke Wood.
For more walking ideas in the area see the Oxfordshire Walks page.

Cycle Routes and Walking Routes Nearby

Photos

St. Nicholas' Church, Piddington - geograph.org.uk - 94399

Church of England parish church of St Nicholas, Piddington, Oxfordshire: view from the south-east. ThechapelofSaint Nicholasin Piddington is known to have existed by 1309. It is now Piddington'sChurch of England parish church. There's also an ornateDecorated GothicsediliaandEaster Sepulchrecarved in about 1350.

Fields at Piddington - geograph.org.uk - 180106

Fields at Piddington. Muswell Hill is in the background.

Cattle sitting among buttercups, Piddington - geograph.org.uk - 182389

Cattle sitting among buttercups, Piddington

Oakcroft Farm, near Boarstall - geograph.org.uk - 180067

Oakcroft Farm, near Boarstall. View from the bridleway up Muswell Hill. The farm is just in Buckinghamshire.

Oxfordshire-Buckinghamshire boundary near Boarstall - geograph.org.uk - 182548

Oxfordshire-Buckinghamshire boundary near Boarstall

Bridleway and county boundary on Muswell Hill, near Brill - geograph.org.uk - 180079

Bridleway and county boundary on Muswell Hill, near Brill. This bridleway is by the county boundary. Nettles on the left are in Buckinghamshire, hawthorns on the right are on the Oxfordshire border.

View from top of Muswell Hill, near Brill - geograph.org.uk - 1437184

View from top of Muswell Hill, near Brill. The stunning view of the flat landscape below towards Bicester, from the top of Muswell Hill. This hill peaks at a slightly higher altitude than neighbouring Brill Hill by approx 12 metres. Note the large structures of Bullingdon Prison and the MOD site at Arncott around the centre of the background.

Shotover iron sand field, Muswell Hill, near Brill - geograph.org.uk - 180096

Shotover iron sand field, Muswell Hill, near Brill. At Brill and the top of Muswell Hill there are small areas of red soil, the same as at Shotover near Oxford. This is a cretaceous greensand; lower land around is older clay.

GPS Files

GPX File

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Memory Map Route

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