Brill – Dorton – Thame Lodge – Windmill Hill – Ludgershall Green – Muswell Hill – Brill
OS Map Sheet Sheet 125,000 OS Explorer Series Sheet 180 Witney & Woodstock
Parking is free. A circular walk on generally easy, gently undulating farmland on the Oxfordshire & Buckinghamshire vorder. Good views from the elevated village of Brill across the East of Oxfordshire. Brill windmill is a notable landmark. The Pointer Public House provides excellent food and beer if required at the finish of the walk.
Start : From the village green GR 659 140 follow FP to hamlet of Dorton GR 680 141. Road over rail bridge GR 683 144 – Stile GR 681 147 – Road GR 680 153 – Thame Lodge GR 682 253, follow FP to road junction GR 687 159 – follow FP to junction GR 686169 – Road crossing GR 678 174- Ludgershall Green GR 664 178 follow FP to junction GR 659 176 to rail crossing GR 655173 – FP to junction GR 642 166 – Track to road junction GR 640 152 – Cross roads GR 649 145 – The Green Brill. Finish
Getting there from Aylesbury – (Approximately 13.3 miles) Follow the A418 from Aylesbury via Hartwell, Stone, Chearsley, Chilton and to Brill. Park on the Green or in any of the minor roads close by.
Getting There from Oxford : (Approximately 14.7 miles) Follow A40 via Headington, Stanton St John, Oakley and to Brill. Park on the Green or in any of the minor roads close by.
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.)