Great walks for kids in Oxfordshire

Why not try some new winter walks around Oxfordshire with the kids. There's a variety of walks for little legs and older children to get the whole family out and enjoying the fresh air. You can also take your furry friends on leads on these walks.

CAPTAIN THE HON. AUGUSTUS HERVEY (1724-1779) TAKING LEAVE OF HIS FAMILY by Hubert Gravelot (Paris 1699 - Paris 1773)

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The river Wye in winter
Walking trail

Buscot Thames Path 

This is one for older children at 3 miles long. It's an easy walk along part of the Thames path from Buscot village. There aren't any hills to slow you down and glimpses of the river keep interest levels up. There's also a lovely tea shop in the village to warm up in at the end.

Child sitting in a tree that has fallen down on the Greys Court estate

Greys Court 

The clue's in the title of Sir Felix's Gentle Walk at Greys Court. It's a lovely 25 mins meander through beech woodland and around the top of the estate. For a slightly longer walk (3km), the estate walk is great for older kids as it end up at the den-building area in the woodland below the tea-room.

The manger below White Horse Hill in the Winters sun

White Horse Hill 

White Horse Hill is always a great place for kids and to blow away the cobwebs. There are views over six counties and myths and legends to excite and inspire, such as the patch of chalk where no grass will grow at the site where the dragon was slain. There's a map of the White Horse Hill and its features to download here.

Stark tree on the Basildon Park estate

Basildon Park 

There are 400 acres of glorious parkland to explore at Basildon Park, but the best way to go about it is to follow one of the four way-marked trails ranging from half a mile to three. Warning - the half-miler could take most of the morning as there's a sheltered dell in the woods that's perfect for den-building and balance-beaming.

Families enjoying the woodland walk at Waddesdon Manor, Buckinghamshire
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Waddesdon Manor 

This woodland walk around Miss Alice's Drive at Waddesdon is buggy-friendly (although sections are quite steep) and great for little kids and dogs. There are places for den-building and great views over Aylesbury Vale and Diamond Jubilee Wood.