GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

Eynsham Walks

7 miles (12 km)

This attractive Oxfordshire based town is in a great spot riverside and country walks. The ancient market town includes many 16th and 17th century buildings and the site of a medieval abbey. Eynsham is also very close to the Cotswolds AONB and the famous university city of Oxford.
This circular walk from the village takes you south to visit the Thames Path and Farmoor Reservoir.
The walk starts in the village and heads south east towards the 18th century Swinford Toll Bridge and Eynsham Lock on the river. Here you can pick up the waymarked National Trail and follow it south to the reservoir. You can then follow a lovely circular trail around the water with lots of wildlife to look out for on the way.
After rounding the reservoir you can then retrace your steps to the village.
The walk can be extended by visiting the peaceful woodland trails in the expansive Wytham Woods. The woods are located only a mile east of the river path near Swinford.

Eynsham OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking

Eynsham Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking

Walks near Eynsham

  • 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.
  • Farmoor Reservoir - Enjoy an easy circular walk around this pretty reservoir near Oxford
  • Port Meadow - This lovely area in Oxford has nice walking trails along the Thames and attractive meadowland with grazing ponies and horses
  • Oxford Green Belt Way - The Oxford Green Belt Way was created by CPRE Oxfordshire to celebrate its 75th anniversary and 50 years of Oxford's Green Belt
  • Wytham Woods - Enjoy miles of walking trails through this expansive wood in Oxfordshire
  • Standlake - This pretty Cotswolds village is located in a lovely spot close to the River Windrush and River Thames.
  • Tubney Wood - This walk visits Tubney Wood in Oxfordshire from the village of Appleton.
  • Abingdon Circular Walk - This circular walk explores the area to the south of this pretty Oxfordshire town
  • Tadpole Bridge - This easy riverside walk follows a section of the Thames Path National Trail from the popular Tadpole Bridge Inn to the historic old bridge at Newbridge to the east.
  • Radley Lake - This circular walk explores the Radley Lakes near Abingdon in Oxfordshire
  • Witney Circular Walk - This lovely circular walk takes you to some of the highlights of the Oxfordshire town of Witney
  • Oxford Canal Walk - Follow the Oxford Canal from Oxford to Coventry on this splendid waterside walk


The Queens Head serves great food including excellent pizzas from their wood fired pizza oven. You can sit outside in their beautiful beer garden if the sun is shining. The pub is located on Queen Street at postcode OX29 4HH.
The Talbot Inn dates from the 18th century and includes exposed beams & a riverside deck. You can find them on Oxford Road at postcode OX29 4BT.

Dog Walking

The river and country trails make for a fine dog walk. Both inns mentioned above are dog friendly.

Further Information and Other Local Ideas

The long distance Oxford Green Belt Way can be picked up near the reservoir. The waymarked circular walk takes you through some lovely Oxfordshire countryside and historic villages, with peaceful waterside sections along the River Thames, the River Cherwell and the Oxford Canal.


Looking towards Eynsham News and the High Street, Eynsham - - 2804971

Looking towards Eynsham News and the High Street, Eynsham

The Red Lion in Eynsham - - 2405005

The Red Lion in Eynsham

River Thames, Swinford Bridge - - 120017

River Thames, Swinford Bridge. Built in 1769 during the days of stage coaches, highwaymen and turnpikes, Swinford Bridge is one of the finest of the many bridges over the Thames with its striking Georgian architecture.

Eynsham Lock - - 2060474

Eynsham Lock

Meandering Thames - - 2439703

Meandering Thames

Farmoor Reservoir, Farmoor, Oxon - - 442354

Farmoor Reservoir, Farmoor, Oxfordshire. This is the northern part of the reservoir. It is divided into two parts by a wall crossing east - west such that two thirds are south of the wall. This image shows part of the other third. The structure on the edge of the reservoir is shown on the 1:50K map as just inside this square but does not appear on the 1:25K edition. Fishing is not allowed in this part.

Market Square, Eynsham - - 1439872

Market Square, Eynsham

Eynsham Hall (geograph 3557009)

Eynsham Hall. The historic hall is located just west of the village.


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