Middle Assendon – Henley – Fawley – Coxlease Farm – Middle Assendon
Pretty walk starting off from The Rainbow pub in Middle Assendon taking an uphill path on the Oxfordshire Way through the deer park with views across the Thames valley and on to the outskirts of Henley. We then walk alongside the River Thames before going uphill through Great Wood to Fawley. This is the end for anyone wishing to do the shorter 5.8 mile walk. We then carry on towards Coxlease Farm and take a return path towards Middle Assendon – with some outstanding views along the way. Be aware at this time of year that there are stinging nettles and some brambles on paths if you are thinking of wearing shorts!
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Start and Finish: Car parking in lay-by near the Rainbow Pub Middle Assendon, postcode RG9 6AU, where we will gather to set off. For those wishing to take the 5.8 mile shorter walk option, arrange to leave cars at Fawley – where there are some parking places in Roundhouse Lane near the derelict pub, postcode RG9 6JE.
Start Time: Sunday 12th June 2022. Meet at 09.45 am for 10.00 am start.
Difficulty: Moderate. 9.1 miles. For short walk option (5.8 miles) see above.
Leader: Diane White – Mobile 07860 334873, Email email@example.com and Norma McGough – Mobile 07802 871712.
Getting there from Aylesbury – approx 25 miles: Take Mandeville Road B4443 then right onto Risborough Road A4010 towards Chinnor. Beyond Kingston Blount turn left onto Grove Road and 1.6 miles to Kingston Hill. Turn left onto A40 and then right taking bridge over M40 and follow road through Christmas Common, continue & turn right onto Nettlebed Henley road for 1.8 miles, then left onto Patemore Lane B480 for 4.8 miles through Pishill and Stonor to Middle Assendon and the Rainbow PH, postcode RG9 6AU.
Getting There from Oxford : approx 23 miles: From Heyford Hill roundabout take A4074 towards Crowmarsh Gifford then A4130 towards Nettlebed. At Lower Assendon turn left onto B480 for 1 mile to Middle Assendon and the Rainbow PH, postcode RG9 6AU.
Waypoints – Start: – set off from Middle Assendon along Oxfordshire Way path. Through Henley Park and Deer Park to A4130 then taking path off A4155 towards River Thames, then path alongside the Thames towards Greenlands Dairy Farm. Follow track then continue up through Great Wood towards Roundhouse Farm Fawley (finish for 5.8 mile walkers). Continue along lane, then path, towards Bosmore Farm and on to Cowlease Farm and follow path back towards Paradise Wood to rejoin the road and cars at Middle Assendon – Finish
Download PDF – RAVE Walk 12th June 2022 – Middle Assendon Circular