The George and Dragon pub at Upton is a great destination for walkers and cyclists. It’s only a couple of miles from Didcot along the old railway embankment and it’s also a convenient halfway stop for those heading up onto the Ridgeway.
If you’re looking for a half day walk then this circular route from Didcot, via local villages, might be a good choice. You can also extend it by lunching at one of the pubs you’ll find along the way.
This circular route from Didcot begins with a walk along the railway bank to Upton before crossing fields to reach Blewbury and East Hagbourne.
This walk, between Didcot and Cholsey, takes you through the downland village of Blewbury, up over an Iron Age hillfort and past a poet’s farmhouse.