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During lockdown, many people have found being out in the natural environment a lifeline. Some people have trodden routes that are old favourites, some have found new ones. 

Ever wondered about the science behind why walking is good for you. Click on this article written by local GP, Deborah Waller, to learn more.

Most people would agree that our accessible green spaces have been more important than ever.

We are extremely lucky in this parish to have 56 Public Rights of Way, many of which loop into incredible walks - both short and long.

Gordon Stokes has put together a few of these looped walks - we hope you try them and enjoy them.

Botley Health Walks have begun, is it time to start up Cumnor Health Walks? Let us know if you would be interested in this...

The Cumnor Walking Wheel

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Click here for the CumnorF4F Map with Highlighted Walks

Walk 1 - Farmoor View

Walk 2 - Bear to Greyhound

Walk 3 - Bablock Hythe & Farmoor

Walk 4 - Farmoor Loop

Walk 5 - Hurst Loop

Walk 6 - Besselsleigh Loop

Walk 7 - Eaton Loop

Walk 8 - Farmoor Reservoir

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Oxfordshire County Council publishes an interactive countryside access map. This has the most up to date, comprehensive Public Rights of Way (PRoW) across Oxfordshire.


It's an interesting resource, particularly if you want to venture further afield and out of the Parish!


Click here to view the map.


A new website promoting longer distance walks has recently been launched. The site is called 'SlowWays' and aims to connect walking routes across the UK.

There are currently over 7,000 Slow Ways. This unique network of routes was drafted online by volunteers during the Spring 2020 lockdown.

You can find out more here

Botley Health Walks

Botley Health Routes have started! The first one was Tuesday 21st June 2021. Meet at 11am outside Botley Library for a guided socially distanced walk.

The walking group will meet every Tuesday at the same time and location.

Simply by spending time in nature you can reduce anxiety and improve your mood. Physical activity including walking can reduce your risk of diabetes by 35-50%, depression and dementia by 20-30% and cardiovascular diseases by 20-35%.

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