Woodstock – Hensington – Samsom’s Cottage – Stonesfield Steps – Park Farm – Combe Lodge – Bladon Bridge – Lower Park – Woodstock
OS Map Sheet Sheet 125,000 OS Explorer Series Sheet 180 – Oxford, Witney & Woodstock North
Start Time: Sunday 12th January 2020 09.45 for 10.00am start
Start and Finish: Woodstock Public Car Park GR 445168 Postcode OX20 1JQ. Parking is free of charge & toilet available (at a charge of 20 pence). This is a glorious walk around the outskirts of Woodstock and through the Blenheim Palace Estate . There may be some mud, but most of the walk is on tarmac paths through the Blenheim Estate. Woodstock is full of pleasant pubs and cafes.
Difficulty: Leisurely – 9 miles: For those walkers wishing to do a shorter walk (5.5 miles), it is possible to bypass the Palace and take a shorter route into Woodstock. Contact walk leader for details.
Leader: Seamus Ryan M: 07785 508804 E: firstname.lastname@example.org .
Waypoints: Start : Hensington then Banbury Road to The Retreat GR 455172 – follow field path to Jn GR 457172 – Rd Xing GR 455176 – Sansoms Farm GR 450190 – Rd Xing GR 435185 – Path Jn GR 417178 – Path Jn GR 423175 – Path Jn GR 424175 – Path Jn GR 426174 – Park Farm GR 425170 – Track Jn GR 428167 – Track Jn by Coombe Lodge GR 426158 – Bladon Bridge GR 445153 – Track Jn GR 450157 – Track Jn GR 444164 Park Gate GR 447166 – through town to Finish.
Getting there from Aylesbury – (Approx 30 miles): Take A41 to Bicester, then A34 towards Oxford. Just past Kidlington look out for signs to Blenheim Palace & Woodstock and follow A44 under Oxford bypass to Woodstock. Approx 1 mile after roundabout with A4095 in town centre turn right into narrow Hensington Road. After Fire Station and by Library, turn left into car park.
Getting There from Oxford : (Approx 10 miles): Follow Woodstock Road A44 under Oxford bypass to Woodstock. Approx 1 mile after roundabout with A4095 in town centre turn right into narrow Hensington Road. After Fire Station and by Library, turn left into car park.