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Seven Shires Way

Buckinghamshire, Gloucestershire, Northamptonshire, Oxfordshire, Warwickshire, W Berkshire, Wiltshire

372 km / 231 miles
The Way takes its name from the fact that as it circles the county boundary of Oxfordshire it encroaches into six other counties, thus making up the Seven Shires. The route, which mainly uses public rights of way, passes through a wide variation of countryside including the stone villages of the Cotswolds, the ironstone villages of North Oxfordshire, the marlstone scarp slopes of Warwickshire, the clay Vale of Aylesbury, the beech woods of the Chilterns, the Thames riverbank and the downland of Berkshire.


Path Type: Other Paths
Attributes: Average Gradients
Start and Finish: SP230321 - Four Shire Stone, A44 out of Moreton-in-Marsh, Gloucestershire View on StreetMap
Web Sites: Seven Shires Way

Publications, Badges and Certificates:

Guidebook Seven Shires Way  (Elaine Steane  - 2023 )


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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 151, 152, 163, 164, 165, 174, 175
OS Landranger Active 151, 152, 163, 164, 165, 174, 175
OS Explorer 45, 159, 169, 170, 171, 180, 181, 191, 192, 206
OS Explorer Active 45, 159, 169, 170, 171, 180, 181, 191, 192, 206

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Route Profile:

372.2 km (231.3 miles)
4,517 m (14,820 ft) ascent
257 m (843 ft)  maximum height

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