Christmas Common – Pyrton – Adwell – Tetsworth – Rycote – Tiddington

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Start Time: Sunday 10th June 2018. Meet at 09.45 am for 10.00 am start. Please note that we meet at the end of the walk at the Fox & Goat PH in Tiddington OX9 2LH in order to transfer to the start.

Start: having transferred by car from Tiddington, we start the walk from the Public Car Park at Christmas Common, near Watlington GR 702934, postcode OX49 5HS. Parking is free. The walk is linear from Christmas Common to Tiddington, so for this walk we will all meet at the end point and transfer to the start in a few of the cars, leaving at least one to enable the drivers to be ferried back to the start. Anybody not keen on acting as a taxi please let the walk leader know. This is a lovely walk passing through the villages of Pyrton and Tetsworth and hamlets of Adwell and Rycote – famous for its Chapel.

Difficulty: Leisurely – 11.5 miles. A shorter walk  (approx. 6.5 – 7 miles) can be completed at Adwell, and we can leave a car there. Please contact walk leader for details.

Leader: Neil Foster M: 07712 459783 E:

Waypoints: Start : From Christmas Common NT car park we follow the path straight down the ridge to Pyrton. We then zigzag our way to Adwell, past an old chapel. After crossing under the M40 to Tetsworth, we ascend Lobbersdown Hill and continue past the Oxford Golf course before reaching Rycote and its Chapel. We then continue to Tiddington –  Finish.

Getting there from Aylesbury – (Approx 13.5 miles): From Aylesbury follow A418 for Thame, and then on towards Oxford.

 Getting There from Oxford : (Approx 10 miles): From Oxford take the A40 south towards the M40, taking last exit before M40 for the A418 and cross over the M40 towards Thame. Tiddington is on the A418, approx 1 mile from the M40.

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Ridgeway and Vale Expeditions Walkers’ Code

  • Walks will normally take place on the second Sunday in the month. In some months, where there is an overriding event, the day may be changed.
  • It helps the Organiser to know who is intending to turn up. Please make contact beforehand. 
  • Grades of Walk are – Leisurely,   Moderate,   and Strenuous. If you are new to the group and to walking, start with a walk graded “Leisurely”, and build up. 
  • Walkers are reminded that they attend walks at their own risk and are responsible for their own safety. Make sure you bring the appropriate gear for the conditions and adequate food and drink. Also make sure you have your medication and blood sugar meter handy. Especially on long walks, carry emergency provisions. 
  • A First Aid kit and additional glucose will be carried by an experienced member of the group. Please check your blood sugar at intervals on a walk.
  • Follow the Country Code. Respect, protect and enjoy the countryside. Take home your rubbish and bury any human waste. 
  • Walks Leaders are responsible for keeping the group together and path finding. Please do not go ahead of the Leader. Always inform the Leader or back marker if you wish to leave the walk, however briefly. Always inform the Leader if you are feeling hypoglaecemic or if you believe another member of the group’s blood sugar is low. 
  • On public roads, take great care to walk in single file, facing oncoming traffic unless advised to do otherwise by the Leader.
  • Dogs will be allowed on walks at the discretion of the Leader. Please keep them on leads when there is stock about or on roads.
  • Remove or cover up muddy boots when entering a pub or tearoom. Do not consume your own food or drink on the premises, including the garden without permission. (If you enter a pub to use the toilet, buy a drink.)