fairly steep downhill right near the start, and again at the end, but otherwise mostly on the level. The longer walk of 7.5 miles (about 12 km) loops around Mount Skippet and the back of Finstock. Bear right through the kissing gate in the wide hedge gap and up the left hand field edge. Follow High Street through Stonesfield, past the school, then turn left at the Black's Head pub. This You will need to negotiate a few stiles (including … Beautiful Autumn walk, a little muddy in places and steep hills, also some cattle and sheep in some of the fields. Access is available to Walkingworld subscribers or you can buy the walk individually for £1.95 once you are logged in. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, and nature trips. In 50m bear left as you reach trees on your right and then turn right along a track through trees into Stockey Bottom. Charlbury and the Secret Forest (pdf 1.04Mb), a 17 mile circular horse or mountain bike ride that circles what remains of the ancient Wychwood Forest passes through Stonesfield. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, and nature trips. In the second dip of the valley, where you can see cottages to your left, turn off the main track left along the field edge path with the hedge on your right. There is a fine view of woodland in the distance across the valley. The path bends round to the right at the top of the steps and shortly passes through a residential area to reach a road (Churchfields). A walk of five and a half miles around the village of Leafield, part following the line of the Roman road of Akeman Street. The walk is on field paths and quiet country roads and passes through two Sites of Special Scientific Interest - Stonesfield Common and Stockey Bottom. Other highlights include ancient woodland, green lanes and views to distant hills. A circular walk from the Cotswold Village of Stonesfield passing North Leigh Roman Villa and traversing part of Blenheim Park. This circular walk makes use of the Wychwood Way and Oxford Green Belt Way to take you through the countryside, parkland and woodland surrounding the town. Here, take the Woodstock Road past houses on either side until after about 300m, the main road curves left uphill. From Woodstock the route passes through Stonesfield, Chadlington, Ascott-under-Wychwood, Leafield, Ramsden, North Leigh, East End … Opposite Methodist chapel, left down walled lane 1: Charlbury - Fawler - Stonesfield. Continue in the same direction on a cart-track with open country on either side. These include the Uffington White Horse, Uffington Castle and Wayland's Smithy Long Barrow. Cross the road carefully and continue along the Salt Way. The path descends steeply down a field and rises equally steeply on the other side to reach another stile. Stay on the farm track as it continues north through open country with views of Stonesfield in the distance and then turns to the east to reach a road. The mining of these stones stopped early in the twentieth century and they can now only be obtained at great expense and good luck when an old house or barn is demolished. Stonesfield, circular walk via Charlbury Tuesday, 24 January 2017 Start time: 10:15 Moderate 8 miles / 12.9 km Group Vale of White Horse A circular walk to Charlbury via Ditchley Park. Street parking is available in the area near to this junction; the postcode is OX29 8QU. Go through the gate onto the road and turn left. On the way you will pass a notice board describing the geology of the area and the interesting fossils found there, including the first ever scientifically described dinosaur remains, the jaw bone of a dinosaur known as Megalosaurus. A really pleasant walk. 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