The Red Lion - Route 3

An easy walk over flat terrain except when climbing Blewburton hill.

Technical sheet
No. 4663133
A Blewbury walk posted on 21/01/21 by The Brakspear Pub Trails. Update : 26/01/21
Calculated time Calculated time: 2h15[?]
Distance Distance : 4.59mi
Vertical gain Vertical gain : 194ft
Vertical drop Vertical drop : 184ft
Highest point Highest point : 338ft
Lowest point Lowest point : 184ft
Easy Difficulty : Easy
Back to starting point Back to starting point : Yes
Walking Walking
Location Location : Blewbury
Starting point Starting point : N 51.567745° / W 1.236327°
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Description

(D/A) From the Red Lion, turn sharp left on a footpath with thatched walls. Bear right when the walled section ends and follow the path to arrive at the Church. Go through the churchyard and leave via a gate at the back of the Church. Turn right walk passed the Church Car park into Watts Lane (at this point a footpath).

(1) Turn left in South Street and then first right into Bessels Lee Road. At the T junction with Bessels Way cross the road on to a broad track and after 600 metres you will reach the base of Blewburton Hill turn left on to another track.

(2) At this point, you may want to climb up to the top of the hill to look at the hill fort and take in the view, otherwise follow the track round the foot of the hill, through the metal kissing gate follow the footpath to the right away from the hill to meet Hagbourne Road.

(3) Turn right and follow the road as it bends right and then take the first left into Thorpe Street.

(4) At the junction, turn left onto Moreton Road and then almost immediately right into The Croft and follow the road round a bend to the right to arrive at Aston Tirrold’s St Michael Church.

(5) At the Church, turn right on a footpath through the churchyard and cross Rectory Lane and in a further 300 metres, Baker Street, to a footpath which emerges by the United Reform Chapel. Go right at the Chapel on Fullers Road and take the next left onto Thorpe Street and arrive at Aston Upthorpe’s All Saints Church.

(6) Just past the Church, turn left and follow the gravel track round to the right. Where it bends to the left go straight ahead up the steps on to a footpath. Follow the footpath along the base of Blewburton Hill rejoining the track that formed part of the outbound route. Retrace your steps to the Church and to the Red Lion.(D/A)

Waypoints :
D/A : mi 0 - alt. 223ft - The Red Lion
1 : mi 0.34 - alt. 217ft - South Street
2 : mi 0.99 - alt. 259ft - Foot of the hill
3 : mi 1.71 - alt. 240ft - Hagbourne Road
4 : mi 2.26 - alt. 200ft - Moreton Road
5 : mi 2.61 - alt. 197ft - St Michael's
6 : mi 3.01 - alt. 217ft - All Saint's
D/A : mi 4.59 - alt. 223ft - The Red Lion

Useful Information

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During the walk or to do/see around

Church of St Michael the Archangel, Blewbury. A large and historic church dating from Norman times.

Blewburton Hill is the site of an oval shaped Iron Age hill fort dating from around 4th century BC on the site an earlier stockaded camp.

All Saints Church is a listed building with the oldest parts of the church dating from the 12th Century.

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