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Sunday, 14 April 2019

Thames Valley in Oxfordshire

Didcot Circular

Length: 22.1km (13.7 miles) Toughness: 3/10

 10:03 Weston-super-Mare train from Paddington arriving at Didcot Parkway at 10:53;

Or 09:23 from Ealing Broadway arriving at Didcot Parkway at 10:42.

Fast return trains are at xx:13, xx:47 and xx:53 until 18:13, then at 18:18, 18:53, 19:08, 19:17, 19:53 (journey times between 46 and 59 minutes). A slower, stopping service, calling at Ealing Broadway, runs at xx:04.

This walk takes in an attractive part of the Thames Valley south of Oxford, with a lunchtime stop in Dorchester-on-Thames, the location of Dorchester Abbey, a monastery building that survived the Dissolution. In the afternoon, the route passes the Wittenham Clumps, a pair of iron age hill forts.

For lunch in Dorchester-on-Thames, there are several pubs, including the Fleur de Lys, the George and the White Hart.

The walk directions can be downloaded here. 

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