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Roman Way

Gloucestershire, Hampshire, Oxfordshire, Swindon, W Berkshire, Wiltshire

275 km / 171 miles
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 View on StreetMap
Web Sites: Roman Way

Publications, Badges and Certificates:

Guidebook Roman Way  (Walking Pages  - 2010 )

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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:
OS Landranger 163, 164, 173, 174, 175
OS Landranger Active 163, 164, 173, 174, 175
OS Explorer 45, 157, 158, 159, 169, 170, 171, 180, 191
OS Explorer Active 45, 157, 158, 159, 169, 170, 171, 180, 191

Walking Support Providers:

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Accommodation within 5 km of this Path:

 
 
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Self-catering
Water Meadow Cottage  (bookable online)
4 km
18 km
Walkers are Welcome
4 km
27 km
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4 km
34 km
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The Bay Tree Hotel  (bookable online)
< 1 km
46 km
Hostel Accommodation
< 1 km
80 km
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White Hart Cottage  (bookable online)
< 1 km
153 km
B & B Accommodation
Rookwood Farmhouse  (bookable online)
1 km
156 km
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The Chase Guest House  (bookable online)
4 km
161 km
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The Old Black Horse  (bookable online)
4 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
B & B Accommodation
Sportsview Guest House  (bookable online)
5 km
257 km
B & B Accommodation
Whitehouse View Guest House  (bookable online)
5 km
257 km
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The Talkhouse  (bookable online)
2 km
259 km
B & B Accommodation
Red Mullions Guest House  (bookable online)
2 km
260 km
Self-catering
4 km
260 km
B & B Accommodation
The Buttery  (bookable online)
4 km
260 km
B & B Accommodation
Park House  (bookable online)
4 km
260 km
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Royal Oxford Hotel  (bookable online)
5 km
260 km
Self-catering
Urbane Apartments  (bookable online)
5 km
260 km
Other
New Farm  (bookable online)
4 km
266 km

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Downloads:

MemoryMap Route File
Tracklogs Route File

Route Profile:

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

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