Buscot Red Walk

Walking trail

Starting a Buscot village car park walk through Buscot village and countryside. Discover the smallest lock currently on the River Thames at Buscot Weir, two Second World War bunkers and the site of a former pub whilst walking a section of the 180 miles of the Thames path.


Map of Buscot red walk


Buscot Village National Trust Carpark SN7 8BY


Park in the National Trust visitors car park in Buscot which is on the right hand side as you drive through the village. Once parked, turn right out of the car park and walk down the the road to Buscot Lock.

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The track from the car park to Buscot lock


Cross the lock gates and turn right onto the Thames Path

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The gate from Buscot lock onto the Thames path


Follow this path over a bridge and continue with the river to your right. You will pass a Second World War bunker.

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One of the two Second World War bunkers


Eventually enter a willow spinney through at a gate. Continue and cross a wooden bridge over the Thames to the right.

The bridge over the Thames to the Anchor Boat Club


Pass through the Anchor Boat Club onto a farm track. Bear right diagonally across field to the opposite corner (sometimes the farmer moves the path slightly further up the track and along the hedgerow to avoid livestock).

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Turn right through gate and follow hedge. Cross a footbridge and cross two fields to gate beside the road. Turn right onto track.

Track from the road to Buscot Wharf


Turn left through gate before reaching house, follow hedge on right around to the right by the house and pond. Go through the gate and turn left following the edge of the field along to Buscot Wharf.

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Through kissing gate and footbridge back into the Weir Field.

Footbridge back into Weir Field


Turn left at the road to return to the carpark.

Buscot Weir pool


Buscot Village National Trust Carpark SN7 8BY

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Buscot Red Walk

How to get here

Buscot Village National Trust Carpark SN7 8BY
By road

Just off the A417 between Lechlade and Faringdon

Buscot Red Walk

Facilities and access

  • Toilets in the villlage and refreshments available at Buscot Tearooms