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.
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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I have a passing interest in archaeology, spurred on by watching Indiana Jones. I know, of course, that the reality doesn’t involve travelling the world searching for the Holy Grail. But if, like me, you fancy learning more about the things under your feet then why not book onto an Earth Trust archaeology tour?
This is a great bike ride from Didcot if you live on the Ladygrove estate as it’s primarily car free or on relatively quiet roads. It’s also easy to adapt; cycle the whole route or turn back at Wittenham or Dorchester if you prefer.
Ask any Didcot’ite their favourite local walk and a large percentage will opt for Wittenham Clumps. This circular route passes by (or over) the Clumps, across the Thames into Dorchester and back alongside the river. It’s the perfect choice for a Sunday afternoon walk.