Hanson Way

Route Details

  • From - to: Oxford to Didcot via Abingdon
  • Distance: 15 miles
  • Type: Mix of canal paths, railway paths and quiet lanes
  • Access: Oxford and Didcot stations
  • Surface: Mixture of stone paths and tarmac roads
  • National Cycle Network: Route 5

Route Description

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).

A downloadable map of this route is available (pdf), or can be obtained via the Sustrans shop.

Local attractions

Bike hire

Latitude: 
51.6869497678668
Longitude: 
-1.2625223897948756
Zoom level: 
13
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Description: 

Map shows the National Cycle Network and local routes in this area.

Region:

The route south from Oxford to Abingdon takes you through traffic-calmed streets before joining the off road path parallel with the railway line. 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.

Length: 
15 miles