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Grab your Nordic walking poles and step out from historic Watlington along the Icknield Way (Ridgeway National Trail) in the footsteps of ancient travellers. Use your poles to climb effortlessly up the Chilterns escarpment to Bald Hill, Shirburn Hill and Watlington Hill and be rewarded with fantastic panoramic views. This is the perfect walk to explore the flowers and other delights of late spring in the chalk hills of Oxfordshire.
Distance 10 miles 
Duration 4.5 hrs
Pace moderate

Difficulty Fairly strenuous (challenging - steep gradients, rough terrain)

Charity donation welcome (rec. min. £5) payable on the day. Nominated charity LimbPower (

Meet at Hill Road Car Park, Watlington (OX49 5AD) GR: SU 690 944 

Walk Leader Philippa Sanders - Pipsticks Walks 
Public Transport Links 
Bus - Oxford to Watlington Thames Travel Bus T1 

Please bring drink and food for personal consumption on walk (no facilities en route).
Post walk refreshments available in Watlington.
Nordic walking poles available for hire, if required (£2, payable on the day).

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Event Type
Walking event
Hill Rd, Watlington OX49 5AD, UK
Chilterns Walking Festival
Acccessibility Info
1,000 ft total ascent/descent. Good paths/tracks. Some steep up/down sections. 3 stiles