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d'Arcy Dalton Way

107 km / 66 miles

Glos, Oxon, Warks
The Way, devised with involvement from the CPRE to mark the Oxford Fieldpaths Society Diamond Jubilee, is named after the late Col. W. P. d'Arcy Dalton who worked for over half a century to preserve rights of way in Oxfordshire. It links four major paths that cross Oxfordshire: Oxford Canal Walk, Oxfordshire Way, Thames Path and Ridgeway, following roughly the western boundary of Oxfordshire in unspoilt countryside.

The Way takes a meandering route, first crossing ironstone hills to Epwell and Hook Norton, and then following footpaths and tracks across the limestone uplands of the eastern Cotswolds via Great and Little Rollright, Churchill, Fifield, Great Barrington and Holwell.

The River Thames is crossed at Radcot Bridge and the Way continues across the flatter farmland of the vale of the White Horse, finally climbing to the crest of the chalk ridge of the Oxfordshire Downs, along which the Ridgeway runs. The guidebook includes eight circular walks.


Path Type: Other Paths
Waymark: Named signs  
Attributes: Downland/Wolds; Heritage
SP448518 - Wormleighton, Warks
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SU281853 - Wayland's Smithy, Oxon
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Open Date: 1986
Web Sites: Oxford Fieldpaths Society - d'Arcy Dalton Way

Publications, Badges and Certificates:

Softback: d'Arcy Dalton Way across the Oxfordshire Cotswolds and Thames Valley (Book Castle - 1999)
Leaflet: Walk the d'Arcy Dalton Way (Abingdon Information)


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Accommodation within 5 Km of this Path:

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Self-catering: The Limes Cottage  (bookable online) 2 Km 3 Km
Hotels: Best Western Wroxton House Hotel  (bookable online) 3 Km 9 Km
Self-catering: Foden Lodge  (bookable online) 4 Km 43 Km
Hotels: The Bay Tree Hotel  (bookable online) 3 Km 70 Km
Hotels: The Vines  (bookable online) 3 Km 80 Km
Hotels: Sudbury House Hotel  (bookable online) 3 Km 86 Km
B & B Accommodation: The Fox and Hounds  (bookable online) 2 Km 102 Km

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Connected Paths:

E Routes: E-Route 2 UK Section - Dover to Kirk Yetholm
National Trails (England & Wales): Ridgeway National Trail; Thames Path National Trail
Paths Marked on OS mapping: Macmillan Way - Boston to Abbotsbury; Oxford Canal Walk; Oxfordshire Way; Shakespeare's Way
Other Paths: Church2Church Walks in Warwickshire; Cotswold Round; Hobblers Way (Coast to Coast - Wash to Severn); Macmillan Way - Cross Cotswold Pathway; Palladian Way; Roman Way; Sabrina Way; Wilts and Berks Canal Towpath; Wye to the Thames
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Route Profile:

106.1 Km (65.9 miles)
1,386 m (4,547 ft) ascent
226 m (741 ft)  maximum height