Thame

This circular walk of about 5 miles starts at Thame, Oxfordshire. OX9 2AD. Thame has a very popular market on Tuesdays and a Farmers Market once a month, also on a Tuesday.

Directions to the start

Thame Map

1. From the Six Bells cross into Church Road. Walk straight on through the churchyard and passing St Mary's Church on your right to reach gate on left. Ignore the footpath going right but walk straight ahead soon reaching road barrier. Keep straight on, cross busy road. Walk ahead to farm buildings passing through gate to reach main road. Walk along the road in the same direction crossing where path ends. Shortly climb stile on right into field. (Bernwood Jubilee Way). 2. Walk down field with fence on your left passing over stile, through second field and over another stile. Walk half left to next stile, then to another stile and bridge into industrial buildings. Follow road round right).reach an exit into fields just to the left of the car park. Walk along with the hedge on your right. Pass through into second field and bear left to walk with hedge on your left. On reaching corner of field bear sharp right to continue in field with hedge on your left. Cross footbridge and stile and continue half right through field to stile at far right corner. Cross stile and bridge then 3 turn left into field with stream on left to reach small bridge. Cross field at half left to right hand end of trees. Cross stile to walk through field with hedge on left. Continue straight to the top to meet road. Cross stile and road into footpath opposite. Continue on until meeting another road, cross into field and follow sign to Haddenham (left). Soon you will meet another path coming in from the road. Take this path going half right. On reaching metal swing gate do not go through but turn right and walk with fence on left. Keep on ahead passing houses to reach pond on right. Pass through gate and follow path across bridge and stile and across field to another bridge. Carry on ahead into next field to cross stile. Turn right along farm track, keep on past waterworks to meet road. 4. Cross road into Cromwell Avenue, turn right at footpath (No.44), follow footpath ahead. Where footpath turns right keep ahead on road past Greenway on right, past Simmonds way on left, to reach main road. Turn left and follow to high street. Turn right and walk the full length of the high street to return to the Six Bells.

Six Bells St Mary's Across the field
The Six Bells
St Mary's Church
Across the field
Horses High Street Thame Tuesday Market
Near the end..
Abindon Arms & High Street
Thame Tuesday Market