Wednesday 22 September 2010

Little Wittenham Nature Reserve Walk, Oxfordshire

Approx time: hour to hour and half
Paths: woodland footpaths
Points of interest: view, history (iron age fort), wildlife, trees
Amenities: free car park
Grading: baby carriers or good little walkers, at two half LO got a bit tired as a few slopes
Weather: good on a windy day for kite flying

There are many footpaths used to explore Wittenham Clumps, Castle Hill and Little Wittenham Woods but we chose to do a walk suggest by the Northmoor Trust. The leaflet/map is available from the car park, other leaflets are on their website, but sadly not this one.

We started at Castle Hill, and the famous Poem Tree, navigated the edge of a field then took a walk through Little Wittenham Wood. Within the woods we found a couple of shelters people had made, log bridge across a stream (ideal for kids) and a bird hide, a few seats along the way for any tired legs. Didn't see much in the way of wildlife, but then two year olds aren't designed to be quiet, good at animal poo spotting though. Finished off with a walk up round hill to the clumps and then back to the car park.

Information about the Northmoor Trust Estate and some walk ideas to download