Areas Of Wantage

Wantage is a small yet vibrant town in the county of Oxfordshire, located within the Vale of White Horse. The area has a rich history and culture, boasting some of the most beautiful countryside in England. With its rolling hills, charming villages and riverside pubs, it’s easy to see why this region is so popular with tourists.

Situated at an altitude of over 200m, Wantage lies roughly halfway between Oxford and Swindon. It’s located near the River Ock and benefits from being situated close to several major roads and motorways. The town is home to some 15,000 people, making it a small but significant part of the county.

The Vale of White Horse District Council covers much of Wantage and surrounding areas. It’s home to several towns and villages including Grove, Childrey, Clifton Hampden and Charney Bassett. As well as being incredibly picturesque, these areas are steeped in history – from Stone Age settlements to Iron Age hill forts – making them real gems for those interested in exploring local heritage.

When it comes to outdoor pursuits, you’ll be spoilt for choice in Wantage – there are plenty of parks ideal for picnics or family days out; rolling hills perfect for walking or cycling; fishing spots dotted around the banks of the River Ock; as well as equestrian centres with riding trails running through nearby woods. There’s also plenty of opportunity for sports enthusiasts too – with football pitches located throughout the area, tennis courts dotting village greens and cricket clubs aplenty!

The market town itself has plenty on offer too – from boutique shops along its high street to ancient monuments such as St Peter & St Paul’s Church dating back to 1154; bustling markets every Tuesday and Friday; plus annual festivals including ‘Wantage Summer Breeze’ which sees live music performances take place in Market Square each year.

From stunning landscapes and interesting heritage sites to outdoor activities galore – Wantage has something for everyone! Whether you’re looking for an active holiday or just want a peaceful break away from city life – this rural haven won’t disappoint!

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