Self Guided: Watlington Historic town walk and Art Trail

18th and 19th May Any time

Visit the historic market town of Watlington,a popular location for filming, including many scenes from Midsomer Murders. The Chiltern Hills rise just behind the town, with the Ridgeway National Trail and the Oxfordshire Way close by. There is a 2 mile self-guided trail around the town see here. There will also be a Watlington Arts Trail available taking you to many interesting venues around the town as part of Oxfordshire Art Weeks (11th to 19th May) with art and crafts on display in shops, cafes, galleries and studios around the town. 

Route Details

Easy (pretty flat, good paths)


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