GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

Sutton Courtenay Walk

9 miles (14.7 km)

This route from the Oxfordshire village of Sutton Courtenay uses part of the Thames Path and other public footpaths to create a circular walk through the surrounding area.
The route starts in the picturesque village which includes many noteworthy historical buildings. This includes the 12th century Norman Hall and The Abbey amedievalcourtyard house which is Grade I listed. It's a great place to start a walk with several classic village pubs to enjoy rest and refreshment in afterwards.From the village head north to Culham where you can cross the river at Culham Lock. The route then follows the waymarked National Trail east, to Clifton Hampden Bridge where you cross back to the other side of the water.
You continue east towards Burcot before turning south to follow public footpaths towards the village of Long Wittenham. At Bow Bridge you turn west, passing Appleford before returning to Sutton Courtenay.
The Abingdon Circular Walk passes through the village. You could pick this up to continue your walking in the area. In the worthy nearby town you can visit the historic Abingdon Abbey which dates back to the 7th century.

Sutton Courtenay OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking

Sutton Courtenay Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking

Walks near Sutton Courtenay

  • Abingdon Circular Walk - This circular walk explores the area to the south of this pretty Oxfordshire town
  • Farmoor Reservoir - Enjoy an easy circular walk around this pretty reservoir near Oxford
  • Harcourt Arboretum - This beautiful arboretum near Oxford has a series of well laid out footpaths to try
  • Radley Lake - This circular walk explores the Radley Lakes near Abingdon in Oxfordshire
  • Wantage - The Oxfordshire town of Wantage is in a great location for exploring a lovely section of the Ridgeway
  • Ardington - This pretty village is located in the Vale of White Horse in Oxfordshire, just to the east of Wantage
  • Letcombe Regis - This Oxfordshire based village includes a pleasant local nature reserve and a noteworthy Iron Agehill forton the Ridgeway National Trail.
  • Dorchester Circular Walk - The delightful Oxfordshire town of Dorchester on Thames has some lovely footpaths to follow through the surrounding countryside and woodland
  • Wittenham Clumps - This circular walk climbs to these two distinctive hills near Dorchester
  • East Hendred - This rural village in Oxfordshire is located in the North Wessex Downs AONB and the historic Vale of White Horse near the settlements of Ardington and Wantage
  • Culham - A short circular walk around the delightful Oxfordshire village of Culham, passing the 15th century Culham Manor and the picturesque Culham Lock on the River Thames.
  • Eynsham - This attractive Oxfordshire based town is in a great spot riverside and country walks
  • Clifton Hampden - This pretty Oxfordshire village lies just to the east of Sutton Courtenay on the River Thames.


The Fish has a really beautiful garden area and serves some excellent dishes. They are located very close to the river on Appleford Road at postcode OX14 4NQ.
On the village green there's the George which dates back to the 16th century and is Grade II listed. They are dog friendly if you have your canine friend with you.
On the route you could stop off at The Barley Mow in Clifton Hampden. The thatched country tavern dates back over 650 years and maintains many of its original features with notable visitors including renowned authors such as Jerome K. Jerome and Charles Dickens Jnr. The pub serves good quality food and has a lovely garden area to sit out in on warmer days.
You can find them close to the old Clifton Hampden Bridge and the river with postcode OX14 3EH for your sat navs.

Further Information and Other Local Ideas

Just to the east you can explore the lovely old Roman town of Dorchester and enjoy a climb to the fort at Wittenham Clumps.
You'll also pass Clifton Hampden in this area. The historic riverside settlement is well worth a visit with delightful thatched cottages, a listed 19th century bridge, a fine 14th century pub and a noteworthy church with elements dating back to the 12th century.


The Green Sutton Courtenay - - 2642019

Car parking at The Green Sutton Courtenay

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Sutton Courtenay, Oxfordshire (formerly Berkshire). The tower of All Saints' parish church is in the background and some cottages are in the foreground.

Norman Hall Sutton Courtenay Geograph-2662703-by-Des-Blenkinsopp

Norman Hall

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Thames at Sutton Courtenay

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New Culham bridge

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Clifton Hampden Bridge over the Thames

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Thatched Cottage in Long Wittenham

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Clifton Meadow. One of the few flood meadows that remain along the Thames.


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