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 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!
These picnic spots are all within a 10 mile radius of Didcot. Most of them are informal spots, rather than dedicated spaces with picnic tables or facilities, so remember to pack a rug to sit on!
The school summer holidays are almost here! Whilst day trips to theme parks and the beach are great the costs soon mount up. The good news is that there’s plenty to do in and around Didcot too. So, if you’re wondering how to fill the next few weeks without breaking the budget read on for my In Didcot summer holiday bucket list.
This is a short walk but one of my favourites. It’s a lovely walk beside the river and shaded pools, perfect for a sunny Sunday afternoon. Perhaps have a pub lunch in Sutton Courtenay and enjoy this stroll afterwards.
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.
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.