Ewelme and Swans Way

A gentle walk across open farmland, with views. Much of the land is set aside for wild flowers, and is quite glorious in the early summer months.

Technical sheet
No. 24653124
A Ewelme walk posted on 31/07/22 by aardvarkkrill. Update : 01/08/22
Calculated time Calculated time: 2h25[?]
Distance Distance : 4.8mi
Vertical gain Vertical gain : 213ft
Vertical drop Vertical drop : 226ft
Highest point Highest point : 518ft
Lowest point Lowest point : 266ft
Easy Difficulty : Easy
Back to starting point Back to starting point : Yes
Walking Walking
Area Area : Chiltern Hills
Location Location : Ewelme
Starting point Starting point : N 51.618049° / W 1.067468°
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Description

Start : Saint Mary the Virgin Church, Ewelme, Grid ref : SU646913, Postcode : OX10 6HS

(D/A) From Saint Mary the Virgin Church, head South-East along the road (Parson's Lane with the cemetery on your right), and take the unmarked, left fork, following an unmade road uphill, becoming part of the Chiltern Way. Follow the path along open fields. As you come to a small wooded area, keep to the right, and the path joins a small made road. Turn left.

(1) After a few hundred metres turn right onto a somewhat concealed footpath across fields. This is Swan's Way. Follow the path South, crossing a farm lane. At the lowest point, cross over a cross-roads and continues uphill to the left of a hedge. Eventually the path ends at a T junction with another path.

(2) Turn right (North-West) and follow for several hundred metres. Turn right into a very wide farm entrance (Potters Farm), clearly signposted as the Chiltern Way extension. After passing some buildings the path turns Northwards. Continue, passing some large barns, and turning left onto a path by a finger post. When the path crosses a small road, continue ahead on a path slightly to the left. 200 metres later turn right between fields.

(3) Pass through a gate and turn right onto a small but busy road. About 10 metres before the Ewelme village boundary sign take a small path on the left, heading up the steep bank. The path bends right and ends at a field. Turn right, and in the corner of the field take the path on the right down to the village. Turn right and almost immediately left up a steep-ish hill. At the top of the hill find the starting point at Saint Mary the Virgin Church (D/A)

Waypoints :
D/A : mi 0 - alt. 315ft - Saint Mary the Virgin Church
1 : mi 1.19 - alt. 341ft - Concealed footpath
2 : mi 2.71 - alt. 495ft - Potters Farm
3 : mi 4.32 - alt. 341ft - Day's Lane
D/A : mi 4.8 - alt. 315ft - Saint Mary the Virgin Church

Useful Information

Start : Saint Mary the Virgin Church, Ewelme, Grid ref : SU646913, Postcode : OX10 6HS
Parking : Parking is easy along the road above the cemetery.

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