This is a one-way walk with a difference: your outward journey will be by train, then you'll walk back to Charlbury. This ensures that you won't be stuck waiting for a train at the end of the walk! You can start the walk at one of three stations: Kingham (11 miles), Shipton (7 miles to Charlbury), or Ascott-under-Wychwood (5.5 miles). Shipton and Ascott have a very limited, weekday-only service, so you might find it easiest to start at Kingham. From the centre of Charlbury by the Bull and Rose & Crown, walk down Church Street, then along the churchyard path until you come out on Church Lane. Follow Church Lane to the end, and walk down to the bottom of the hill to the railway station. Catch a train from Platform 1 (the opposite side) to Kingham.
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Distance: 11 miles
Surface: Generally firm underfoot
Route author: Oxfordshire County Council