The Bell Inn at Aldworth is one of my favourite pubs in the area. This out and back cycle ride is mostly off road, with just a few short stretches of quiet country roads.
This is a great walk, alongside the River Thames, from Little Wittenham to Shillingford. If you’re feeling hungry you can extend the walk to visit the cafes or pubs in Benson. The return route is along the opposite side of the river, through farmland and woods.
This is a circular walk, along the newly (re)opened track from Great Western Park in Didcot to Harwell. The route follows Cow Lane into Harwell and returns along the main road back to Didcot.
Continue reading “Lockdown walks in Didcot: Great Western Park to Harwell circular”
This is the second of my seasonal posts covering Mowbray Field in Didcot. My first post, published in autumn, contained an overview and visitor details so do pop over to this blog if you’re unfamiliar with the reserve.
Time for another lockdown walk around Didcot. This week’s walk explores three ponds on (and near) the Great Western Park development in Didcot.
Walking has been a saviour in these lockdown times. Despite it being the middle of winter our opportunity to get out for daily exercise has never been more welcome. However, you’ve probably discovered that all-weather routes, such as the railway embankment, are incredibly busy and countryside footpaths are very muddy!
This is one of my favourite local walks on the Downs. The start point is only a 10 minute drive from Didcot but once away from the road you soon feel miles from anywhere.
This walk visits two local villages, both with good pubs, interesting histories and thriving communities.
Whilst most readers will be familiar with Wittenham Clumps how many of you have discovered Broad Arboretum? It sees a fraction of the visitors that flock to the nearby Clumps but has plenty of interest for nature lovers.
Continue reading “Earth Trust Broad Arboretum, near Long Wittenham”
Last weekend I made my first visit of the year to Dorchester Abbey tearoom. Situated in the abbey grounds the small tearoom offers a varied selection of cakes, all baked by local volunteers. Of course, it’s not the only attraction in Dorchester-on-Thames so why not visit for the afternoon, eat cake and explore the village.