GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

Shipton Under Wychwood Walk

10 miles (16.5 km)

This circular walk from Shipton Under Wychwood visits the Foxholes Nature Reserve and the neighbouring villages of Milton under Wychwood and Ascott Under Wychwood. The route includes views of the River Evenlode, woodland sections and nice trails through the Cotswolds countryside.
The walk starts at the northern end of the village where you can pick up the Oxfordshire Way. The waymarked trail heads north west, running parallel to the River Evenlode. After about 2 miles, you turn south west to enter the Foxholes Nature Reserve. Here there's some nice woodland trails with bluebells in the spring and the chance of spotting a wild deer if you are lucky. The reserve is also good for birds such as nuthatch and treecreeper. In the summer months look out for various butterflies fluttering around the wild honeysuckle.
From the reserve the route then heads south west, passing Starveall Wood and Herbert's Heath, before coming out of the woods near Fifield. Here you turn south east to head towards Milton Under Wychwood.
From here you follow Dog Kennel Lane back into Shipton. There is an optional detour east to visit Ascott Under Wychwood which can be reached on the Oxfordshire Way.

Shipton Under Wychwood OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking

Shipton Under Wychwood Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking

Further Information and Other Local Ideas

Head east from the village and you can explore the woodland trails at Wychwood Forest and visit the lakes and deer park at Cornbury Park near Charlbury.
The village is also located close to the picture postcard Cotswold villages of Burford, Bourton on the Water and Stow on the Wold.
The D'arcy Dalton Way passes through the area. This waymarked long distance trail starts off to the north at Wormleighton Reservoir and heads south through the Cotswolds towards Ashbury. It's a good way of further stretching your legs if you have time.


Shipton Court at Shipton Under Wychwood - - 1031757

Shipton Court at Shipton Under Wychwood. A fine Grade II* listed country house built around 1603.

Drinking fountain, Shipton under Wychwood - - 605564

Drinking fountain, Shipton under Wychwood, Oxfordshire. The fountain was erected in 1878 in memory of 28 emigrants from Shipton who dieden routeto New Zealand in 1874 when the sailing shipCospatrickcaught fire and sank off South Africa

Milton under Wychwood - - 232784

Milton-under-Wychwood, Oxfordshire: The Quart Pot public house and one of the village stores in the centre of the village.

Foxholes Nature Reserve - May 2012 - panoramio

Foxholes Nature Reserve

The River Evenlode, Ascott-under-Wychwood - - 990283

The River Evenlode pictured here at Ascott-under-Wychwood is one of a number of rivers draining the Cotswolds which flow into the River Thames.

Village green, Ascott Under Wychwood - - 1633595

Village green, Ascott Under Wychwood

Fifield - - 131247

Fifield. Looking south to the crossroads, with road to the Merrymouth Inn and Stow road up to the right. Late afternoon just after a snowstorm.

Shipton Under Wychwood village green - - 2440563

A seat to rest on in the village green.


GPS Files

GPX File

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Memory Map Route

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