Nature walks in and around West Hagbourne

This 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.

Walk 1 - 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 3-4 hours.

Walk 3 - A circular walk of about six miles starting from the village pond, through Upton and Blewbury and the Churn Estate, taking about 2-3 hours.

Walk 4 - A circular walk of about 5 miles starting from the Horse and Harrow, through Harwell village and Hagbourne Hill, taking about 3-4 hours.

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.


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