• Horspath and Shotover Country Park

    Oxford: Horspath and Shotover

    There are some lovely walks a short distance from Oxford.  This one takes in Shotover Country Park, the ancient London road and the villages of Wheatley and Littleworth.  There is even a windmill.

    Walk Facts:

    Distance: 9.44km / 5.86 miles
    Total Climb: 204m
    Walked: March 2015

    The route:

    This walk starts from The Queens Head in Horspath but it passes close to other pubs in Littleworth and Wheatley, so you could chose to start from there.  It heads through Oxford City Council's Shotover Country Park with its plentiful dog walkers, carpets of bluebells and occasional Dungeons and Dragons fans.  From there is follows the old road to London and then down past Shotover House, Wheatley and then back up the hill via the Wheatley Windmill.

    9.4 km, 02:41:26

    Route description:

    It's been a while since this route has been walked.  I will update with a detailed description when I can.

    My Flickr photos from the route.