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Book cover The d'Arcy Dalton Way Across the Oxfordshire Cotswolds and Thames Valley

This newly revised edition of Nick Moon’s guide to the route is an essential companion to anyone walking all or stages of the 52 miles which pass through almost wholly unspoilt countryside, taking in tranquil and littleknown villages with much wildlife to be enjoyed along the way. The book includes eight circular walks and is available from the CPRE. Please email to obtain a copy.

Book cover The d'Arcy Dalton Way Across the Oxfordshire Cotswolds and Thames Valley

Written by Nick Moon (OFS member), this first edition of the guide book explains the route for the d'Arcy Dalton Way. Each section of the walk has some information about the area followed by a map and a detailed description of the walk. Nick assumes that there is very little in the way of signposting and directs you using landmarks that are unlikely to change. There are also 8 circular walks. The Society still has a few copies of the book for sale - please email

Book cover Oxfordshire Walks: Oxford, the Cotswolds and the Cherwell Valley

This book, again by Nick Moon, is the first in a series of two of walks in Oxfordshire (excluding the Chilterns). This book concentrates on the northern half of the county. There are 30 walks between 3.3 and 12.0 miles although the majority are in the 5 to 7 miles range. Many of the walks have several alternative routes. For the more adventurous walker, Nick has indicated which walks could be joined together to give walks up to 22.4 mile in length. The book is written in the same style as the d'Arcy Dalton Way book.