The route south from Oxford to Abingdon takes you through minor roads and uses a permissive path by the River Thames before joining the traffic-free path parallel with the railway line. After Radley, the route enters Thrupp Lane where care must be taken during the week as HGVs use this otherwise rural lane. At the end of Thrupp Lane, traffic-free paths take you across parkland to the heart of the attractive town of Abingdon. From there the route goes via the beautiful village of Sutton Courtenay arriving in Didcot by the railway station.
From Didcot you can get a train back to Oxford or explore the many beautiful routes around Didcot.
If Didcot is too far, try going as far as Sandford Lock (5 miles) or Abingdon (9 miles).
Please be advised the Hanson Way has a closed section until mid-May 2020 due to vegetation and surfacing works by Oxfordshire County Council.
The closure is between Drayton Road and Abingdon Marina. This is called Peep-O-Day Lane. Diversions are in place and signed via Drayton village. You can contact Oxfordshire CC for more information.
We have taken all responsible steps to ensure that these routes are safe and achievable by people with a reasonable level of fitness. However, all outdoor activities involve a degree of risk. To the extent permitted by law, Sustrans accepts no responsibility for any accidents or injury resulting from following these routes. Walking and cycling routes change over time. Weather conditions may also affect path surfaces. Please use your own judgement when using the routes based upon the weather and the ability, experience and confidence levels of those in your group.