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Please join us

Sunday, July 7th

For a Celebration of Oxfordshire's Countryside!

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The Second Annual Walk the Moor 2019

This ancient route around the Seven Towns of Otmoor has been used over the centuries to join the local communities together, to protest the taking of their land, and to give thanks for the gift of the moor itself.  Please join us in celebrating and reaffirming everyone’s right to enjoy the abundant wildlife and the historic villages of this beautiful and unique landscape!

Join us for as much of the walk as you’d like!

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 Walk the Moor is supported by Vale Brewery 

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 Walk the Moor 2019

MORNING:  Park at Horton cum Studley Millennium Hall; start from St. Barnabas Church at 10:30 a.m. Walk to Whitecross Green Wood with a circuit through the beautiful BBOWT nature reserve (4.5 miles); then on to Charlton-on-Otmoor via Murcott and Fencott (3.5 miles).


Drinks, Baguettes and Chips will be available at The Crown pub in Charlton-on-Otmoor or bring your own packed lunch. 

From 12:30 - 2:00 enjoy church bells, music by singer songwriter Emma Gatsby, and a display of traditional farming equipment including an original, locally built Oxfordshire Waggon.

 AFTERNOON:  Continue on through Oddington and Noke to Beckley (4.5 miles) and finish back in Horton cum Studley (3.5 miles).

Refreshments will be served in Horton from 4:00.


There will be an alternative short circular walk starting from The Crown in Charlton-on-Otmoor.


Maps will be available in each village and there will be places along the route to re-fill your water bottle.


Dogs welcome with leads!

PLEASE NOTE: Participants are responsible for their own safety and that of any children accompanying them!



Start at Horton cum Studley, or anywhere else along the route:


“I have met with but one or two persons in the course of my life who understood the art of walking, that is, of taking walks - who had a genius, so to speak, for SAUNTERING, which word is beautifully derived “from idle people who roved about the country, in the Middle Ages, and asked charity, under pretence of going a la Sainte Terre,” to the Holy Land, till the children exclaimed, “There goes a Sainte-Terrer,” a Saunterer, a Holy-Lander. 
Every walk is a sort of crusade, preached by some Peter the Hermit in us, to go forth and reconquer this Holy Land from the hands of the Infidels.”

- ‘WALKING,’ Henry David Thoreau