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Walking Activities, Barefoot Campsite, Appleton.

Ready to stretch your legs?

Riverside rambles or woodland walks – Take your pick!

 

The Thames Path follows the River Thames for 184 miles from its source in the Cotswolds to London and the English Channel.

Walking along the thames, Barefoot Campsites, Appleton.

Although close to Oxford, along this stretch of the Thames between Newbridge (upstream) and Oxford (downstream), there is a real sense of remoteness and rural tranquillity as the river winds its way through flat water meadows grazed by cattle, sheep and wild geese.

To find out more about the Thames Path, visit the National Trails website here

Around and About 6251From Northmoor Lock, it’s a pleasant 45 minute walk upstream to Newbridge and the Rose Revived pub and a 30 minute walk downstream to Bablock Hythe and the Ferryman Inn.
These and numerous other local walks are shown on these handy laminated maps:

“Around and About Barefoot Campsites”

Based on the Ordnance Survey Explorer maps they’re easy to read, easy to hold, easy to fold and fit in your pocket and are available from the campsite staff tent for just £4

You can view our location on an OS map for Oxfordshire  For Northmoor Lock Paddocks, key in the word Appleton, click Go then select Appleton, Oxfordshire from the Select a Place list. Northmoor Lock Paddocks are located more or less in the centre of the map where the word Weir appears.

Public Transport

If you’re wanting to start or end your walk along the Thames Path at Northmoor Lock Paddocks, there are 3 bus routes which stop close by. Please refer to Directions how to get to us using Public Transport.

OS Map

OS Map

If you’re walking the Thames Path and want to start or end your journey elsewhere using public transport, there are only a few places with easy access to busses. You may find the following websites helpful to plan your route:

OS map for Oxfordshire use this to view the route of the Thames Path.

For Northmoor Lock Paddocks, key in the word Appleton, click Go then select Appleton, Oxfordshire from the Select a Place list. Northmoor Lock Paddocks are located more or less in the centre of the map where the word Weir appears.

Route Planner

Route Planner

Public Transport Route Planner use this to determine access routes to and away from the Thames Path without walking too far off the path by entering the towns and villages either side of the Thames.

Local Bus Stops

Local Bus Stops

IMG_3349 Directions - Public TransportThere is a regular bus service which runs between Oxford and Swindon but it no longer passes through Appleton. It stops on A420 at the top of Oaksmere from where it is a walk of just under a mile into Appleton and a further half mile to the campsite.

Stagecoach route 66 timetable

Please note, the Oaksmere stop is not listed on the timetable. It’s the stop between Fyfield (A420) and Besselsleigh (Greyhound)

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