The instructions are clear with very good maps. Type of walk. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, trail running, and nature trips. The lane begins to narrow and head downhill with steep sides. Stonesfield - Oxfordshire Way - Oxford Canal - Woodstock - Blenheim - Stonesfield Circular Walk of 27km - undulates. A walk of seven and a half miles passing through Woodstock and alongside the village of Wootton. Follow this lane taking care of any traffic. Alternatively, you may prefer to park in the centre of Woodstock (where most of the pubs and cafes are) and walk out to Vermont Drive (about 0.5 mile along the main road). Regular buses run between Woodstock and Oxford; and there is a bus stop on the main road near Vermont Drive. Follow this lane winding and climbing steadily, passing the through the gate alongside the cattle grid along the way. There's a free public car park (a couple of minutes from the main square) off Hensington Road (OX20 1JQ) - the entrance is between the fire station and library. On the right-hand side, just before the left turn that you followed down to the river plain, there is a narrow path between hawthorn bushes. After just a few paces bear left onto a narrower footpath to reach the tall wooden gate set into the wall. Go through the metal gate and walk straight ahead, to the main road. At this point take time to look behind you to see the Palace and, in front of it, the Column of Victory. The Lake: A 0.75-mile circular walk taking 35 minutes.Wheelchair and buggy users are recommended to return via the Rose Garden after reaching the Cascade. At the end, turn left along the pavement of the main A44 road. Continue downhill, pass the Black Prince pub on the left and follow the road over the river. Aldbourne Circular Route Ashbury Circulars: a long walk, a shortcut and a shorter walk . Woodland paths are often featured, either through woods or on the edge of them and thick pockets of forestation are in every direction. The palace was built from 1705 and was designated as a World Heritage Site in 1987. If you like really beautiful English countryside and a variation in walking conditions as well as lots to look at then this is one of the nicest walks to try - and without doubt the best time of all is to walk this in late April or early in May. There are sheep grazing in Blenheim Park, dogs are welcome but must be kept on leads. Read facts about the Trail and watch the Trail video. Alternatively, if you want to visit the formal gardens as well you could park at the Palace and pay an entrance fee - you will … The tall Column of Victory, built to the memory of the first Duke of Marlborough, can be seen in … SP441172). Download the app and use it to explore the walks and to purchase a guided route. 5. Leave the car park via the vehicle entrance and turn right along Hensington Road passing in front of the fire station. There are plenty of pubs and cafes in Woodstock, with a pub with a garden alongside the River Glyme just 200 yards south of Waypoint 5 on the main road. The app will direct you via satnav the start of the walk. Opposite the dental practice at number 17, turn left on the tarmac footpath to reach the car park where the walk began. Take the left-hand branch at this the path junction. Follow the main road as it bends to the left and then to the right, passing a row of terraced cottages called The Causeway on the left. The beautiful landscaped grounds of the palace, designed by Capability Brown, provide an excellent contrast to the farmed landscape on the return leg. At the far side of the field pass through the gate and turn right along the footpath through the trees. The Column of Victory obelisk is 41m high and commemorates the first duke. The children's walk is a treasure hunt to find such oddities as a windowless window and dinosaur, while the history walk reveals the house Oliver Cromwell supposedly stayed in during the siege of Woodstock Manor and the village stocks. There are a number of downloadable walks: Burford Town Guide As well as a brief history of the town, the guide includes a map marking some of the most interesting buildings. Approximate post code OX20 1JL. River Evenlode and North Leigh Roman Villa Walk, Cotswolds Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Walks in Oxfordshire combine the rolling chalk escarpment of the North Wessex Downs, the forested slopes of the Chilterns and some of the most gorgeous sights found in the Cotswolds. You can park in the car park in Hensington Road. Road walking not very safe or great. Post code OX20 1YA. Very short walks under one mile long, designed to be suitable for those with limited mobility. Follow the footpath sign to Wootton, left and then right round the edge of the play area and fenced playing field. Approximate time 2 hours. The walk starts in Vermont Drive, off the main road (A44) on the northern side of Woodstock. When you reach the next footbridge to the left, pass through the gate ahead and then follow the path as it bends right running alongside a tall fence. This 6 1/2 mile walk starts in the pretty old Oxfordshire market town of Woodstock where you will find many shops, cafes, pubs and restaurants to enjoy. The palace grounds were landscaped by Capability Brown from 1764. As you climb the hill through the village you reach a bust stop with a post box nearby (grid ref. Choose and book a National Trail break or be inspired by our suggested itineraries. Blenheim Palace is the seat of the Duke of Marlborough and was designated to John Churchill, the first Duke of Marlborough, in honour of his victories over the French and Bavarians at the Battle of Blenheim in Bavaria in 1704. Turn around to face the way you originally approached this junction. The walk includes a very special developing nature reserve area in the Glyme Valley and returns along an old railway embankment. A short 1.1 mile walk (1.7km) around the town, looking at some of the more interesting and historic buildings. End your circular walk at The Lion Inn and take a seat in the snug with a celebratory glass of champagne; the perfect end to your rambling adventure. The path leads to a metal gate. At the far side, pass through the right hand edge of the children's play area and along the walled footpath to reach the residential road ahead. 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