GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

Shrivenham Circular Walk

2 miles (3.3 km)

A circular walk around the Oxfordshire village of Shrivenham, visiting the Wilts and Berks Canal and a local nature reserve.
The walk starts in the village and heads south to visit the Wilts & Berks Canal. This section of the old canal has recently been restored by volunteers. Follow the towpath east towards Stainswick Lane before turning north to pass the nature reserve. The route then heads along the High Street in the village where you can see a number of pretty thatched cottages and the old stocks.


SN6 8AF - Please note: Postcode may be approximate for some rural locations

Shrivenham OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking

Shrivenham Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking

Walks near Shrivenham

  • Faringdon Circular Walk - This circular walk around the Oxfordshire town of Faringdon, visits Faringdon Folly and the village of Littlelworth
  • Badbury Clump - This walk explores Badbury Hill and the lovely wooded area of Badbury Clump near Faringdon
  • Buscot Park - Explore the delightful grounds and gardens surrounding this fine 18th-century house near Faringdon in Oxfordshire
  • Thames Path - Starting at the Source of the Thames at Thames Head in Gloucestershire, follow the iconic river through beautiful countryside and historic towns to the city of London.
  • Lechlade River Circular Walk - This lovely circular walk takes you along the River Thames and through the countryside surrounding this pretty town in Gloucestershire
  • Coleshill Estate - This National Trust owned estate near Swindon has miles of lovely walking trails taking you through attractive parkland and farmland.
    The walk starts from the National Trust Estate car park at Coleshill
  • Highworth - This elevated market town in Wiltshire is located a few miles north of Swindon and just east of Faringdon
  • Stanton Country Park - Explore this 74-hectarecountry park and Local Nature Reserve located near Swindon
  • Ashbury - This delightful Oxfordshire village is in a great spot for exploring the surrounding countryside of the Berkshire Downs
  • Wayland's Smithy - Visit this fascinatingNeolithiclong barrowandchamber tomb on this circular walk on the The Ridgeway
  • Uffington White Horse - This short circular walk visits White Horse Hill and the Iron Age hillfort of Uffington Castle near Swindon. The area is historically significant with the3000 year old prehistoric white horsehill figure and the hillfort located close together. The castle sits at a height of 860 feet (262m) above sea level making it the highest point in Oxfordshire. Also of interest is Dragon Hill, said to be the site where St. George slew the dragon. It's a very attractive area with chalk downland and lovely views over the Berkshire Downs.
  • 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

Further Information and Other Local Ideas

Head north east and you could try the Faringdon Circular Walk and enjoy a climb to Badbury Clump. Near here there's also the circular Coleshill Estate Walk to try.
For more walking ideas in the area see the Oxfordshire Walks page.


Shrivenham Thatch - - 814203

Thatched cottages in colourwash and Cotswold stone on the north side of the High Street

Berkshire and Wiltshire Canal - - 95082

Berkshire and Wiltshire Canal

Shrivenham Stocks - - 814187

The stocks in the High Street. In the background is the Barrington Arms public house.

Shrivenham Pump - - 95081

Shrivenham Pump. The old village water pump

St. Andrew, Shrivenham - - 1750419

St. Andrew church.

High Street, Shrivenham - - 893843

High Street. One thing Shrivenham isn't short of is a good Indian restaurant. There are at least two. There are several pubs as well. The road in view was once the A420 from Swindon to Oxford. Shrivenham was by-passed about twenty years ago.

GPS Files

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