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.
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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.
We often visit Blewbury, although this is usually to eat lunch at the Style Acre tea room. This week I decided to explore the village itself. What did I discover?
I’ve lived in this area most of my life but only discovered two of these churches for the first time last week. If, like me, you enjoy exploring ruins then this walk is perfect for you!
This is a great circular ride for cyclists who are happy with a couple of steeper (up and down) sections. It’s a good choice for older children and teenagers who are confident cycling on quiet roads.
This is a walking route I’ve re-discovered recently, primarily due to the coronavirus lockdown and trying to find different places for my daily exercise.
There aren’t many events happening at the moment but the West Hagbourne dragons have re-appeared to commemorate St George’s Day. Do visit if you can!
East Hagbourne, Didcot’s closest neighbour, is a quintessentially English village. With its pub, community shop and a main road full of historic houses it’s an attractive place to live. Perhaps one day when I win the lottery…
This is a short walk from East Hagbourne, best tackled outside the winter months. Despite the name this is not a walk across heather strewn moorland. At certain times of the year, bog might be more appropriate!