The best walks in Oxfordshire that promise to make your bank holiday weekend

Need some walking inspiration? Look no further than these routes in Oxfordshire <i>(Image: Getty)</i>
Need some walking inspiration? Look no further than these routes in Oxfordshire (Image: Getty)

Are you looking for a new walking route in Oxfordshire? Look no further.

What better way to get in the spring mood than by tiring yourself out on a long walk to soothe the soul? After all, the weather is picking up and it's bank holiday weekend.

You could also head to the pub on your return, but, that's up to you (we won't judge).

So, with that in mind, we have put together a list of some of the best walks and hiking trails on your doorstep as per the hiking app AllTrails.

Best Oxfordshire walks to try:

Hambleden, Fingest, Cobstone Mill and Turville

Proceed cautiously on this 15.8-km circular trail near Henley-on-Thames, Oxfordshire. Generally considered a highly challenging route, it takes an average of 4 h 27 min to complete and should only be attempted by experienced adventurers.

This area is very popular for hiking, running, and walking, so you'll likely encounter other people while exploring. The trail is open year-round and is beautiful to visit anytime.

Views of the Thames Walks: Goring and Hartslock Nature Reserve

Enjoy this 5.8-km circular trail near Goring, Oxfordshire. Generally considered an easy route, it takes an average of 1 h 20 min to complete.

This is a popular trail for hiking, running, and walking, but you can still enjoy some solitude during quieter times of the day. The best times to visit this trail are March through October.

Holly Grove and Coneygar Copse Circular

Explore this 6.9-km circular trail near Witney, Oxfordshire. Generally considered an easy route, it takes an average of 1 h 41 min to complete.

This area is very popular for birding, hiking, and running, so you'll likely encounter other people while exploring. The best times to visit this trail are January through October.

Dogs are welcome and may be off-lead in some areas.


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Rotherfield Greys Circular

Head out on this 8.9-km circular trail near Henley-on-Thames, Oxfordshire. Generally considered a moderately challenging route, it takes an average of 2 h 16 min to complete.

This is a very popular area for birding, hiking, and running, so you'll likely encounter other people while exploring. The trail is open year-round and is beautiful to visit anytime. Dogs are welcome and may be off-lead in some areas.

Henley, Binfield Heath, and Sonning Circular

Check out this 17.1-km circular trail near Henley-on-Thames, Oxfordshire. Generally considered a moderately challenging route, it takes an average of 4 h 11 min to complete.

This is a very popular area for birding, hiking, and running, so you'll likely encounter other people while exploring. The trail is open year-round and is beautiful to visit anytime. Dogs are welcome and may be off-lead in some areas.