GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

Witney Circular Walk

2 miles (4 km)

This lovely circular walk takes you to some of the highlights of the Oxfordshire town of Witney. There's nice riverside paths along the River Windrush and a visit to Witney Lake to enjoy.
The walk starts in the town centre, next to the tourist information centre where there is parking and toilet facilities. Then head east along Crown Lane to Langle Common, crossing the river on the way. The route then turns south, following a footpath along the river to Witney Lake. There's a nice path around the lake and through the surrounding meadows. You then return to the town centre passing the Leys Recreation Ground on the way.
After your walk you can enjoy a stroll around the attractive town. Highlights include the pretty Church Green and the Parish Church. The Witney and District Museum is also worth a visit with many artefacts and documents representing the history of the town.
To continue your walking in the area head to the nearby village of Minster Lovell. You can follow paths west along the river and visit the fascinating ruins of Minster Lovell Hall.
Also nearby is the medieval town of Burford where you can try the Burford Circular Walk.

Witney Circular Walk OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking

Witney Circular Walk Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking

Further Information and Other Local Ideas

Just to the south you can visit the neighbouring village of Bampton and enjoy a riverside walk along the Thames Path National Trail at Tadpole Bridge.
Witney is home to the annual World Pooh Sticks Championships which take place over theRiver Windrushon Langel Common, near the Cogges Manor Farm Museum. The championships include single and team events and have attracted over 1,500 visitors, including many from overseas. The game originates from the Winnie the Pooh books by A.A Milne. The championships take place each year in June.
For more walking ideas in the area see the Oxfordshire Walks and Cotswolds Walks pages.

Cycle Routes and Walking Routes Nearby


Witney Lake - - 346911

Witney Lake

Witney Town Hall Geograph-3599022-by-Betty-Longbottom

Witney town hall

St Mary the Virgin Church, Church Green, Witney - - 247742

St Mary the Virgin Church, Church Green

Witney Lake - - 346909

Lake View

GPS Files

GPX File

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Memory Map Route

Witney Circular Walk.mmo (On Desktop:Right Click>'Save As. On Ipad/Iphone:Click and hold >Share>Save to Files)