We are in Oxfordshire on a three day (two night) stay to walk with members of the Chinnor U3A. Thunderstorms were forecast for the afternoon and one approached as we sat by Dorchester Abbey eating our picnics. Our luck was in; it moved north and missed us.
There were 31 on the longer walk of eight miles. We set off from Shillingford Bridge Hotel at 10.30 and headed along muddy footpaths (three fell over) to Little Wittenham Wood, Castle Hill (from where there were great views), Wittenham Clumps and Little Wittenham. Here we crossed the Thames by Little Wittenham Bridge and continued to Dorchester where we stopped for lunch.
After lunch we returned to Shillingford by the Thames Path. During the day we saw several red kites fly past slowly overhead.
We arrived back at the hotel in time for a cream tea at 3pm before supper at 7pm. There will not be a shortage of food on this trip.
Map: OS X 170