The Seven Shires Way : A 234 Mile Walk Around the County Boundary of Oxfordshire Using Public Rights of Way Paperback
Illustrated by John Steane
Part of the Walkabout series
The Seven Shires Way is a 234-mile long walk around the Oxfordshire county boundary.
It criss-crosses the boundary taking the walker into seven shires from Gloucestershire to Oxfordshire, Warwickshire, Northamptonshire, Buckinghamshire, Berkshire and Wiltshire.
The path passes through a wide variation of scenery: from the marlstone scarp slope of Edgehill in Warwickshire to the ironstone villages of North Oxforshire, the clay vale of Aylesbury, the beech woods of the Chiltern Hills, the riverbank of the Thames, the open downland of Berkshire and Cotswold villages in Gloucestershire.
The book divides the walk into 21 sections, all of which have suggested access points for shorter distances, a list of useful accomodation and information about public transport.
Each walk is accompanied by the relevant section of the Ordnance Survey map and is illustrated, giving archeological, historical, botanical and literary detail.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 208 pages, 91 line drawings, 123 maps
- Publisher: Reardon Publishing
- Publication Date: 20/04/2002
- Category: Walking, hiking, trekking
- ISBN: 9781873877517