There is a variety of extremely attractive and interesting walks that you can do in and around the town of Abingdon. Many of them are listed below including some which are guided.
There are details of other walks on several web sites including Abingdon Town Council, Visit Abingdon and Visit Southern Oxfordshire. In addition, the Visitor and Community Information Centre (Roysse Foyer in the Guildhall at 2 Bridge Street) keeps leaflets and booklets about walks in the area. Browse the various walk descriptions below or click on a specific walk in the Abingdon Walks list in the sidebar on the right…
The Abbey Trail has been produced by the Lost Abbey Project Team and highlights the history of the Abbey, making it accessible to the public through interpretation boards which link the town’s main medieval abbey sites. It begins at the …Continue reading →
This is a short guided walk lasting about 1 hour. It starts at St Nicolas Church and goes through the Abbey Gardens and Abbey site, then to The Cosener’s House, and finishing at the Abbey Buildings. It will be led …Continue reading →
Wander through arches and alleyways and discover doors, windows, artwork and other quirky bits of the town that you didn’t know were there. Choose one of three walks, all starting in the Market Square, or combine them to make a …Continue reading →
These are outlined on the new Town Maps at places such as Rye Farm, Abbey Close & West Saint Helen’s Street car parks, the riverside and Waitrose. It is planned that leaflets about these will become available soon.
This is a guided walk which celebrates the boundaries of Abingdon as it was in 1556 when the town was granted its Royal Charter by Queen Mary. The walk starts in the Market Place and finishes at Abingdon Lock and …Continue reading →
A leaflet is being prepared for this self-guided walk and it should be available soon. It starts in the Market Place and goes via the Mill Stream to Abingdon Lock, crossing the Thames to the old lock on Swift Ditch …Continue reading →
This is a longer self-guided walk and a leaflet is available at £2 from The Bookstore on Bury Street which includes information about the places you pass on the way. The leaflet will be more generally available after Christmas.The walk …Continue reading →
This walk starts at the Margaret Brown Garden by the river Thames (formerly the Canal Company Wharf) at the end of Wilsham Road near the iron bridge bearing the name of the canal company. The walk follows the old line …Continue reading →
The Thames Path long distance walk passes through Abingdon and you can use it to walk along the river either towards Culham and Sutton Courtenay as in the Waterways Walk above, or you can walk to Radley and Oxford. There …Continue reading →
The Vale of White Horse Ramblers group leads walks from the Market Place. On the 2nd Thursday of the month there is a leisurely walk (4-6 miles) and on the 4th Thursday of the month there is a moderate walk …Continue reading →