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|Author: , Published: 01 Jul 2016||Walk Rating:|
|A short circular walk from the church in pretty Wootton, taking you down through the village to the River Glyme. From here take William's Hill up onto Top Lane and along to Long Meadow. Cross the river Glyme again, then back up to the village via Jubilee Meadow. The walk is quite steep either side of the River Glyme, especially William's Hill, with some lovely views. Jubilee Meadow will occasionally have livestock, so take care with dogs. You will need to negotiate several gates but there are no stiles on route. The walk should take around 40 mins.|
From Oxford take the A44 signposted Woodstock and Blenheim Palace. Go straight through Woodstock and approximately half a mile out the other side. Take the right turn signposted Wootton and follow the road to the village. Continue down to the River Glyme, then up into the village. The road will take you up to the church (St Mary the Virgin), where there is street parking either on Church Street or Milford Road. Approximate post code OX20 1EB.
|Start to William's Hill|
Start point: 51.8751 lat, -1.3637 long
With the church (St Mary the Virgin) at your back, walk south down Church Street, then Horseshoe Lane, until you reach the bridge over the River Glyme. There are no pavements on Horseshoe Lane, so take care walking through the village, even though it is very quiet. Just after the bridge look for the signpost marked 'William's Hill' directing you up a small steep footpath.
|William's Hill to Top Lane|
Start point: 51.8496 lat, -1.3457 long
Take William's Hill footpath up the steep hill, until you reach the gravel road of Top Lane.
|Top Lane to Grassy Turn|
Start point: 51.8727 lat, -1.3634 long
Turn left on Top Lane and continue down this gravel road until you reach the seven white logs in front of a house, just past the 'No Parking or Turning' sign. Turn left directly after the seven white logs on the grassy path to the gate into the fields.
|Grassy Turn to Long Meadow Gate|
Start point: 51.8718 lat, -1.3642 long
From this grassy turn, take the gate into the field and keep on the worn footpath to the right, taking you past a cottage to your right. From here, continue on the path to the gate with the beginning of Long Meadow.
|Long Meadow Gate to Bridge Gate|
Start point: 51.8722 lat, -1.3616 long
Walk through the woods of Long Meadow until you reach the gate at the other side of the woods. Here, just before the picnic bench, take the path down left to the small footbridge with the River Glyme.
|Bridge Gate to Jubilee Meadow Gate|
Start point: 51.8722 lat, -1.3598 long
Cross the footbridge over the River Glyme, then immediately turn left following the footpath along the side of the river until you reach the gate at the bottom of the hill with Jubilee Meadow.
|Jubilee Meadow Gate to Milford Road Gate|
Start point: 51.8711 lat, -1.3571 long
Go through this gate and take the footpath up the hill towards the trees at the top of the hill. There is a wooden seat here if you need a rest! Continue following the worn footpath across Jubilee Meadow heading for the houses on the other side, where you will find the gate to Milford Road.
|Milford Road Gate to End|
Start point: 51.8725 lat, -1.3577 long
Take this gate, turn left and follow the pavement on Milford Road straight back to the top of Church Street, where you started your walk.
Text and images for this walk are Copyright © 2016 by the author Mozz 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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