The busy little market town of Chipping Norton sits on one of the highest points of the Northern Cotswolds and is a popular base for walks into the surrounding countryside. There are plenty of places for eating and drinking or for buying picnic ingredients.
There are a number of downloadable walks:
Chipping Norton Guide
Includes a map of the town centre, an introduction to the town and some of its more interesting buildings as well as a 'useful information' section.
Chipping Norton to Over Norton (Step into the Cotswolds 1)
An easy circular walk from the Cotswold Conservation Board passing from Chipping Norton to Over Norton and back 2.5 miles (4km).
Chipping Norton/Salford/Cornwell (Step into the Cotswolds 2)
A walk of 6.5 miles (10km) across gently undulating countryside from the Chipping Norton to the villages of Salford and Cornwell and back - a Cotswold Conservation Board walk.
Kingham to Churchill (AONB Walk 8)
A 5 mile (8km) walk between Kingham and Chipping Norton, via Churchill - a Cotswold Conservation Board walk.
Kingham to Chipping Norton (AONB Walk 6)
Options for a longer walk 9 miles (15km) or shorter 6 miles (10km) - a Cotswold Conservation Board walk.
Mills and Meadows (AONB Walk 11)
This walk crosses the meadow lands between Kingham and Chipping Norton 5.5 miles (9km) - a Cotswold Conservation Board walk.
Rollright Stones (AONB Seven Wonders of the Cotswolds)
Starting from Salford, a few miles from Chipping Norton, this 5.25 mile circular walk goes to the mysterious Rollright Stones returning through the hidden hamlet of Little Rollright - a Cotswold Conservation Board 'Seven Wonders of the Cotswolds' walk.
Glyme Valley Way
A 16 mile (26km) linear walk along the River Glyme between Chipping Norton and Woodstock, developed by BBC Oxford and Oxfordshire County Council - there is a regular bus service between the two towns for the return journey!