Route 544 connects Didcot and Wantage. It is a 12-mile route on quiet roads, byways and purpose-built paths, offering a tranquil way to explore Southern Oxfordshire.

This route offers a leisurely ride running along the north edge of the downlands and offering views of the Thames Valley and Didcot Power Station.

Around 6.5 miles are virtually traffic-free on a combination of public bridleways and tracks. The remaining are on quiet country lanes.

There are numerous links to The Ridgeway, known as Britain's oldest road, and the Berkshire Downs. Surfaces vary from tarmac to tar spray to gravel chippings to limestone dust but are designed for easy riding throughout.

Things to see and do

Please note

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.

Please help us protect this route

Route 554 is part of the National Cycle Network, cared for by Sustrans. Your donation today will help keep the Network safe and open for everyone to enjoy.

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