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 longer walk.
The Red Walk will take you round the historic centre of Abingdon. The Purple Walk in the west mixes the old and the new – you can see what happened to the Morland Brewery. The Blue Walk in the east explores some of the oldest and some of the newest parts of the town.
Here’s what to do…
To decide which walk to follow, you need a picture sheet of clues and directions. Click on any of the three sheets to download it (from left to right: red, blue, purple).
IMPORTANT: if you’re doing the Red Walk, the early instructions direct you to Abbey Close, and then tell you to “Go through the arch to Stert Street” (picture R9). Unfortunately, the metal sign itself has been temporarily removed. The alleyway however is still there, on your left, just before Abbey Close starts to bear right.
Follow the route as directed, and try to identify as many of the pictures as you pass their locations. Click to view or download the corresponding answer sheet below to see how well you’ve done.