Wantage is a perfect centre from which to explore the beautiful countryside of the Berkshire Downs – particularly The Ridgeway.

You can stay overnight in Wantage or one of the villages, or at The Court Hill Centre, located on the Ridgeway itself.

Walking

As well as the great outdoors, there are historic walks around the town – pop into The Vale and Downland Museum to ask.

Local Walks

You can download and print these local routes.
Just click on the name of the route you want to see.
Copies are available from the Vale and Downland Museum in Wantage

ROUTE 1 – The Dudley Iles Nature Trail Part 1
ROUTE 2 – The Dudley Iles Nature Trail Part 2
ROUTE 3 – Victorian Wantage part 1
ROUTE 4 – Victorian Wantage part 2
ROUTE 5 – Old Grove Walk
ROUTE 6 – White Horse Hill Walk
ROUTE 7 – Stockham Walk
ROUTE 8 – Aeroplane Walk
ROUTE 9 – Springfield Walk
ROUTE 10 – Harcourt Walk

Cycling

The best place to find out about cycling around Wantage is the brilliant CTC Wantage website www.ctcwantage.org.uk. The CTC is a national organisation and our branch covers Wantage, surrounding towns and villages.

ROUTE 11 – Wantage to Ardington running or cycling route
ROUTE 12 – Vale Cycle Route via Denchworth

You can download and print these local routes.

Just click on the name of the route you want to see.

Copies are available from the Vale and Downland Museum in Wantage

Discovery Trails

Here are a couple of Letcombe Brook Discovery Trails which you can download. You can also pick up copies at the Vale and Downland Museum.

Oxtrails App

There are so many experiences and adventures to enjoy in Southern Oxfordshire that the only problem visitors have is knowing where to start!

That’s why Oxtrails is your best guide to the crème de la crème of days out and is bursting with great ideas for places to visit, things to eat and experiences to enjoy.

All themed around food, history, literature, film and the great outdoors.

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