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Letters OW on standard waymarksOxfordshire Way

Buckinghamshire, Gloucestershire, Oxfordshire

108 km / 67 miles
The Way, a traverse of Oxfordshire from the Cotswolds to the Chilterns, links the Heart of England Way with the Thames Path National Trail across the rolling limestone countryside of the Cotswold Hills, passing through Shipton-under-Wychwood, Charlbury and other villages before crossing Otmoor to Studley, north of Oxford. Here it turns to Tetsworth and Pyrton, and crosses the open farmland and woods of the chalk hills of the Chilterns to reach the Thames. The Way connects to Blenheim Park (a World Heritage Site) - see Wychwood Way.

The waymarked Wardens' Way and Windrush Way (both 14 miles and on OS mapping) provide low and high level routes respectively from Bourton-on-the-Water to the Cotswold Way at Winchcombe.

The waymarked Thame Valley Walk (15 miles and on OS mapping) which starts near Aylesbury ends at Albury on the Oxfordshire Way forming connections with the North Bucks Way and the Aylesbury Ring.

Maps and directions for the Oxfordshire Way can be downloaded from the Oxfordshire CC website below.

See also E-Routes (E2).


Waymark: Letters OW on standard waymarks
Path Type: Paths Marked on OS mapping
Waymark: Letters OW on standard waymarks
Attributes: Easy
World Heritage Site
Start: SP167206 - Bourton-on-the-Water, Gloucestershire View on StreetMap
Finish: SU763826 - Henley-on-Thames, Oxfordshire View on StreetMap
Web Sites: Oxfordshire CC - Oxfordshire Way Oxfordshire Way [YouTube video] Walking the Oxfordshire Way [blog]

Publications, Badges and Certificates:

Guidebook Oxfordshire Way  (Walking Pages  - 2019 )
External download Oxfordshire Way : accommodation & refreshment guide  (Oxfordshire County Council  - 2014 ) Download
Guidebook Walkers' Britain  (AA Publishing  - 2011 )


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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 (path is named on OS maps):
OS Landranger 163, 164, 165, 175
OS Landranger Active 163, 164, 165, 175
OS Explorer 45, 171, 180, 191
OS Explorer Active 45, 171, 180, 191

Accommodation within 5 km of this Path:

Walkers are Welcome
< 1 km
27 km

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Route Profile:

108.0 km (67.1 miles)
1,183 m (3,881 ft) ascent
248 m (814 ft)  maximum height

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