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Roman Way

275 km / 171 miles

Gloucestershire, Hampshire, Oxfordshire, Swindon, W Berkshire, Wiltshire
A walk following Roman roads through Oxfordshire, Gloucestershire, Wiltshire, Hampshire and Berkshire using public rights of way.

It follows a triangle formed by three Roman roads from Chesterton, near Bicester in Oxfordshire, to Cirencester in Gloucestershire, and on to the Roman walled town of Silchester in Hampshire, returning to the Roman military fort at Alchester near the starting point. The route follows Akeman Street as it crosses the limestone heights of the Cotswold Hills to Cirencester, then south-east following the Ermin Way across the Wiltshire Downs, through the village of Speen in Berkshire, descending to cross the River Kennet as the Romans did. The way continues through the heathlands and pine forest north to Dorchester on Thames. From this Roman settlement, the route goes directly north beside Oxford and across Otmoor, the marsh where the Romans built a bridge to reach the fort at Alchester.


Details:

Path Type
Other Paths
Attributes
Easy; Heritage
Start and Finish
SP560212 - Chesterton, near Bicester, Oxfordshire
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Web Sites

Publications, Badges and Certificates:

Paperback
Roman Way (Walkabout) (Reardon Publishing - 2009)

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Contains Ordnance Survey data © Crown copyright and database right 2016.
© OpenStreetMap contributors under Open Database Licence.
Rights of way data from selected Local Authorities.
Large scale digital mapping is provided by John Thorn.
At high zoom levels the route is indicative only.
Purchase Ordnance Survey Maps:
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Accommodation within 5 Km of this Path:

 
 
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Home Farm Cottage  (bookable online)
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15 Km
Self-catering
Water Meadow Cottage  (bookable online)
4 Km
18 Km
Hotels
Eynsham Hall  (bookable online)
2 Km
23 Km
Walkers are Welcome
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27 Km
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The Bay Tree Hotel  (bookable online)
< 1 Km
46 Km
Hostel Accommodation
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80 Km
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Forge House Stables  (bookable online)
4 Km
81 Km
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3 Km
151 Km
Other
< 1 Km
152 Km
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White Hart Cottage  (bookable online)
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153 Km
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Rookwood Farmhouse  (bookable online)
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156 Km
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The Vineyard  (bookable online)
1 Km
156 Km
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Hilton Newbury North  (bookable online)
4 Km
157 Km
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Donnington Valley Hotel & Spa  (bookable online)
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157 Km
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7 Majendie Close  (bookable online)
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159 Km
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The Chase Guest House  (bookable online)
4 Km
161 Km
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Hilton Newbury Centre  (bookable online)
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162 Km
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Marsh House  (bookable online)
< 1 Km
236 Km
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Hawkwell House Hotel  (bookable online)
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250 Km
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Abodes B&B  (bookable online)
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250 Km
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The Old Black Horse  (bookable online)
4 Km
257 Km
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Head of the River  (bookable online)
5 Km
257 Km
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Newton House  (bookable online)
5 Km
257 Km
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Victoria Hotel  (bookable online)
5 Km
257 Km
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Sportsview Guest House  (bookable online)
5 Km
257 Km
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Whitehouse View Guest House  (bookable online)
5 Km
257 Km
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All Seasons Guest House  (bookable online)
1 Km
257 Km
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The Talkhouse  (bookable online)
2 Km
259 Km
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Dial House  (bookable online)
2 Km
260 Km
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Red Mullions Guest House  (bookable online)
2 Km
260 Km
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Bath Place Hotel  (bookable online)
4 Km
260 Km
Self-catering
4 Km
260 Km
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The Buttery  (bookable online)
4 Km
260 Km
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Galaxie  (bookable online)
4 Km
260 Km
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Park House  (bookable online)
4 Km
260 Km
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Macdonald - The Randolph Hotel  (bookable online)
5 Km
260 Km
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Gidleigh House  (bookable online)
5 Km
260 Km
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Malmaison Oxford  (bookable online)
5 Km
260 Km
Self-catering
2 The Tidmarsh  (bookable online)
5 Km
260 Km
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Royal Oxford Hotel  (bookable online)
5 Km
260 Km
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Urbane Apartments  (bookable online)
5 Km
260 Km
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Cotswold House  (bookable online)
5 Km
260 Km
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New Farm  (bookable online)
4 Km
266 Km

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Route Profile:

274.5 Km (170.6 miles)
2,758 m (9,049 ft) ascent
242 m (794 ft)  maximum height