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Green edged disc with name and yellow arrowOxford Green Belt Way

84 km / 52 miles

Oxon
A route developed by the Campaign to Protect Rural England (CPRE) Oxfordshire branch to to celebrate its 75th anniversary and 50 years of Oxford's Green Belt and mark the significance of the Green Belt in protecting the open countryside surrounding England's cities. The route has one mile for each year since the designation of Green Belts in 1956. Collaborators on the project are the Oxfordshire Field Paths Society and Oxfordshire County Council's Countryside Service.

It is a 50 mile circular walk through some of Oxfordshire's most picturesque countryside and historic villages, and alongside delightful stretches of the River Thames near Abingdon and the Oxford Canal north of Oxford.

The Green Belt Way links four of Oxford’s Park & Ride sites and is crossed by major bus routes, making it easy for city and village dwellers to access the route, and to travel back to their starting point. The route provides excellent views of Oxford’s Dreaming Spires, as well as Otmoor, Foxcombe Hill and Wytham Woods.

Route maps and descriptions may be downloaded from the website below. The route is divided into nine stages and includes described links to the Park and Rides.

The 50-year history of Green Belts started in 1955, when councils were invited to establish their own Green Belts and in 1956, Oxford councillors had the foresight to suggest they designate the fields surrounding their city as Green Belt, following a campaign by CPRE and the Oxford Preservation Trust.

Green Belts now protect 13% of England. As designated open space surrounding many towns and cities, they play a critical role in creating a high quality of life for people in both town and country. They protect the open character of the countryside next to urban areas and stop sprawl, thereby encouraging urban regeneration. Green Belts face multiple threats, nowhere more so than in Oxfordshire where several proposals currently threaten the rural character of the county.


Details:

Path Type
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Attributes
River
Start and Finish
SP565073 - Thornhill Park & Ride, Oxon
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Open Date
2007

Publications, Badges and Certificates:

Paperback
Oxford Green Belt Way (CPRE Oxfordshire - Campaign to Protect Rural England - 2007)

Maps:

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Accommodation within 5 Km of this Path:

 
 
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Dial House  (bookable online)
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Red Mullions Guest House  (bookable online)
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All Seasons Guest House  (bookable online)
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The Crown & Thistle Hotel  (bookable online)
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Abbey Guest House  (bookable online)
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The Westwood Hotel  (bookable online)
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Victoria Hotel  (bookable online)
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Abodes B&B  (bookable online)
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Hawkwell House Hotel  (bookable online)
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Sportsview Guest House  (bookable online)
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Newton House  (bookable online)
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Whitehouse View Guest House  (bookable online)
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Head of the River  (bookable online)
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Bath Place Hotel  (bookable online)
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The Old Black Horse  (bookable online)
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Urbane Apartments  (bookable online)
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Malmaison Oxford  (bookable online)
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2 The Tidmarsh  (bookable online)
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Gidleigh House  (bookable online)
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Macdonald - The Randolph Hotel  (bookable online)
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The Buttery  (bookable online)
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Becket Guest House  (bookable online)
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Royal Oxford Hotel  (bookable online)
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Gables Guest House  (bookable online)
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Tilbury Lodge  (bookable online)
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42 Km
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Duck End Cottage  (bookable online)
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Cotswold House  (bookable online)
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54 Km
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Galaxie  (bookable online)
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54 Km
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Park House  (bookable online)
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54 Km
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Arden Lodge  (bookable online)
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Five Mile View Guest House  (bookable online)
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Burleigh Farm  (bookable online)
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Water Meadow Cottage  (bookable online)
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60 Km
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Home Farm Cottage  (bookable online)
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61 Km
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The Talkhouse  (bookable online)
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79 Km
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New Farm  (bookable online)
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80 Km

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84.0 Km (52.2 miles)
797 m (2,615 ft) ascent
172 m (564 ft)  maximum height