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Sunday, 23 September 2018

Sunday walk: Thame Circular

SWC Walk 190
Full walk 13ml 21.0 km 3/10
Short walk 9.5 ml 15.25 km 1/10
An easy scenic ramble through the Thame valley on the Ox/Bucks border, partly following the Oxfordshire Way and later the waymarked Thame Valley Walk. The full walk heads north to lunch in Worminghall or Ickford. The shorter version cuts out these villages and descends to the Thame River which is followed – partly along a dismantled railway line –  to a lunch pub in Shabbington. There is a short bus ride (frequent service) at the start and finish of the walk.
Travel: Get the 10:04 Oxford train from Marylebone, arriving Haddenham and Thame Parkway 10:39
Then catch a 280 bus to Thame (Oxford direction) from outside the station. There's one at 10:45 arriving about 10:50 (buses are two an hour, later three an hour – a return costs about £4)
Trains return at xx:13 and xx:38 with a slower one at xx:40. Get a return to Haddenham and Thame Parkway.
Lunch: For the full walk the recommended stop is The Clifden Arms, Worminghall  (01844 338 429), then, later, The Rising Sun, Ickford (01844 339 238).
On the shorter walk you have The Old Fisherman, Shabbington, (01844 201 247)
Tea: Thame has numerous pubs - see notes. Treacles Tea Rooms 12 High Street, 01844 260 840)  is open till 17:00. Rumseys Chocolaterie is open till 17.30.
Directions here

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Did this walk solo next day to avoid the rain. Fine and interesting as far as Ickford when the large fields began. Lovely thatched lunch pub (Clifden Arms) closed for refurbishment after being bought by three of its regulars, due to reopen in October. Return leg is almost all large fields many with large herds of spooky looking cows. Next time I’d reverse the morning shortcut at The Old Fisherman, Shabbington and then re walk the morning route. Bus is £4.10 return.