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The Ramblers Association now have a greatly improved website which is an exceptional rescource for all walkers, hykers and young families wanting to go for walks with young children. This site lists everything from historical walks to guided walks and really audious walks.

Find A Walk Near Me by Walking Britain is a truly excellent and free resource. Just enter where you are or where you would like to walk - and print out directions. The walks are graded and you can buy a specific map of the area at the same time. These are proper OS maps and weather proofed if required.

I always think of walking as one of the few activities you can do for free - and now you can with this guide!

Walking, Hiking and Outdoor Shops

Benson Angling Centre

Unit 3, Benson Waterfront, Benson, Wallingford OX10 6SJ, UK – 01491 838288

Great little shop, top men with great advice on baits and locations. Nothing was too much trouble!!

Great little tackle shop. Chris and George always willing to help and give you advice!

Another good one. Walkingworld has huge library of guides with a good selection of walks, of varying lengths and grades, pretty well anywhere in the UK. The walks come in an excellent format making them very easy to follow, with photographs to illustrate every important decision point and a proper Ordnance Survey map.

A modist annual subscription gives you unlimited access to all the walks. However you can Pay As Go by downloading indiviual walks.

Crucially you can also find walks France, Spain, Norway, Portugal and Australia!

Camping and Caravaning

Bridge Villa Camping and Caravan Park

The St, Crowmarsh Gifford, Wallingford OX10 8EB, UK – 01491 836860

Wow, it is indeed a truly unique site. My first ever camping experience and boy was it a pleasant one! It was more than I expected. Firstly the site and all the facilities were extremely clean. The campers were friendly and that truly is what makes the difference. Secondly, It's only a short walk into the town from the site. Lovely restaurants, kids splash pool and an actual pool near by. The only down side with the town is that it is expensive but otherwise lots to do and places to visit. But back to Bridge Villa Camping it was breathtaking and I understand some people are negative towards camping but this site was exceptional.... I would recommend this site to any one especially those who are camping for the very first time. This was one of the quickest 5 stars I gave anything. And I don't generally give 5 stars because I believe there is always room for improvements but in this instance I couldn't see anywhere that need improvement. Well done to the Management team at Bridge Villa Camping site... xxxx

Brilliant, well-organised, attractive campsite. Excellent toilets, showers and other facilities. Pleasant, helpful management who work hard to make your stay enjoyable. Really close to the town, river and lots of other interesting places.

Riverside Camp Site

Crowmarsh Gifford, Wallingford, Wallingford, Oxon OX10 8EB, UK – 01491 835232

Five stars for the location, just spoiled by poor management and penny pinching. The shower block was never entirely clean, the urinals stank (probably never flush) and the water pressure in the showers was little more than a dribble. Such a shame because all the campers & caravanners we met there were lovely.

Electric hook ups with hot and cold water shower block. Set in a quiet location.

Newnham Manor

138 The St, Crowmarsh Gifford, Wallingford OX10 8EH, UK

We were slightly worried before we arrived because of previous reviews about adjacent permanent site, but this was never a problem and we ended up staying 13 nights when we had originally planned 5. Reg, the manager, was very friendly, informative and very obliging with our constant change of plans because of family arrangements. We knew before arrival that there were no toilet/shower facilities, but this was not an issue , drinking water and waste points accessible . Price per night reflects this . This was a clean, well kept, peaceful site with lovely dog rose, elderflower and Hawthorne hedging, an array of birds including Red kites and goldfinch. Lovely walk into Wallingford where there is plenty to see and do . Within easy travel to Blenheim Palace and many other places if historic interest. Will most definitely return.

Dog People is such a great website if you have dogs who go on holiday with you. Just enter your location and everything from dog friendly Bed and Breakfasts and Hotels to dog friendly walks and beaches come up. The Dog People site covers Bed & Breakfast, Holiday Parks, Hotels, Self Catering, Pubs & Food, Days Out. Enjoy!
'Walks with Buggies' is a must for walking parents with young children, babies or even grannies and grandpas! If you would like to walk around RAF Benson or Oxfordshire just select your nearest town, length of walk and type of walk. You will not only be able to download detailed OS maps free of charge but you can read reviews of walks and their ratings - and add your own afterwards! Enjoy