is a series of circular nature walks around West Hagbourne complete
with directions, a clear and easy to follow map and notes about
the wildlife you might see on the walk in each of the seasons. The
walks were compiled by Dee Smith with illustrations by Anne Lawton
and were originally published by the Village History Group.
There are four walks with distances of between one and six miles.
- A short circular walk of about a mile starting from the Horse
and Harrow and taking about half to 1 hour.
Walk 2 - A circular walk of about two miles starting from the end
of York Road, skirting the edge of Didcot and returning along the
cycle track along the disused railway embankment and taking about
Walk 3 - A circular walk of about six miles starting from the village
pond, through Upton and Blewbury and the Churn Estate, taking about
Walk 4 - A circular walk of about 5 miles starting from the Horse
and Harrow, through Harwell village and Hagbourne Hill, taking about
There is also a wildlife information sheet which tells you about
the birds, butterflies, moths, wild flowers, fungi, grasses, trees
& shrubs and other wildlife you might see on the walks no matter
what time of year you go. There is also some interesting folklore
about some of the herbs and wild flowers.
See also Local Natural History for
observations of wildlife made in and around the village.