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|Author: DebbieK, Published: 18 Feb 2013||Walk rating : Rating:|
|This is a circular walk from the pretty village of Ewelme venturing into the Chilterns countryside. |
The walk follows footpaths and bridleways, some of which can get quite muddy in the winter and after wet weather so good waterproof boots are recommended at these times. There are a few steady climbs and descents with no stiles or gates. Please note that at the start of the walk you will pass fields containing pigs. Take care with children and dogs around the electric fences.
This walk starts from Cow Common Recreation Ground (at the top of Ewelme high street) approximate post code is OX10 6PG.
|Start to Sharp right - Chiltern way|
Start point: 51.6155 lat, -1.0653 long
From the recreation ground (cow common) car park, cross the road (to the grass triangle) and take Parson’s Road towards the church.
|Sharp right - Chiltern way to Road|
Start point: 51.6171 lat, -1.0664 long
After approximately 150 yards take the sharp right, signed footpath(Chiltern way). Pass through brush-land and then a narrow track until the path opens up to the pig fields. Continue walking through the fields, down the hill to the road.
|Road to Into cropped field|
Start point: 51.6162 lat, -1.0488 long
At the bottom of the hill, turn left onto the road (following sign for Chiltern Way) and continue for approx. 200 yards. Go over a small hump in the road and a slight bend.
|Into cropped field to Crossroads|
Start point: 51.6168 lat, -1.0407 long
Take the signed Bridleway on the right (please note this sign post is quite hidden). This path leads straight into the edge of a cropped field. Follow the path along the left hand field edge and continue where the path switches to the right hand field edge. At the first cross roads of paths, continue straight on.
|Crossroads to Farm|
Start point: 51.6036 lat, -1.0481 long
At the next cross roads turn right (blue arrow marking bridleway) and follow the path along the field edge, keeping the hedges on the left. At the top of the hill ignore the path on the right and continue straight on. At the T-junction with the farm barns in front of you, turn right.
|Farm to End of Right Fence|
Start point: 51.6045 lat, -1.0563 long
At the end of track follow the signposted footpath between two large hedgerows/trees. Follow this path for some time crossing a road and continue to follow the bridleway. Cross over the gated disused quarry and continue straight on, crossing another road.
|End of Right Fence to Corner of field|
Start point: 51.6144 lat, -1.0731 long
About 150 yards past the second road crossing turn right at the path crossroads, where the right hand fence finishes. Follow the path down to the corner of the field.
|Corner of field to End|
Start point: 51.617 lat, -1.0712 long
In the corner, find a narrow footpath downhill between gardens and follow down to the road (Ewelme high street). Turn right onto the road and walk back to the car park. On the way back to the car park you will pass Ewelme Primary School which is reputed to be the oldest in England.
Text and images for this walk are Copyright © 2013 by the author DebbieK and may not be reproduced without permission.
The information in this guide has been provided in good faith and is intended only as a guide, not a statement of fact. You are advised to check the accuracy of the information provided and should not use this guide for navigational directions nor should you rely on the accuracy of the weather forecast. You are advised to take appropriate clothing, footwear, equipment and navigational materials with you according to the current and possible weather and nature of the terrain. Always follow the country code and follow any additional warnings or instructions that may be available. Some walks may be very strenuous and you are advised to seek medical advice if you have any doubts as to your capability to complete the walk.
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Uploaded: 17 Feb 2013
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