Aston Rowant Nature Reserve & Talking Trail
Perched high on the Chilterns escarpment, the reserve contains flower-rich chalk grassland, woodland and juniper scrub. There are fantastic views over the Oxford plain and it’s a great place to watch red kites soaring overhead. The reserve is bordered by The Ridgeway National Trail and Swan’s Way.
Follow a 2km talking trail through the woods and grassland at Aston Rowant and admire the 6 eye-catching sculptures along it. These were designed by local artists in collaboration with local people, and are mostly made from wood found on the Reserve.
Information leaflet on the Aston Rowant Nature Reserve, click here.
The Ridgeway/Upper Icknield Way is one of the oldest tracks in Britain, dating back some 6000 years and easily accessible from Kingston Blount on foot. Click here to find out more.
Cowleaze Wood is set high in the Chiltern Hills with amazing views over the surrounding countryside. There is a great mix of habitats in this small wood and plenty of paths to explore. The bluebells in May are like a blue carpet and well worth a visit. Click here to find out more.
The Phoenix Trail
You can get on the Phoenix trail at Thame, Towersey or Princes Risborough, great for cycling as well as walking. Click here to find out more.
Aston Rowant Discovery Trail
The walk was developed by Aston Rowant Parish Council. The Trail is stile-free and fully way-marked. The circular route is 5.3m but with the extension to a pub and hotel 6.2m. Click here to find out more.