SU6994 : Information Board at Watlington Car Park

taken 3 years ago, near to Watlington, Oxfordshire, Great Britain

Information Board at Watlington Car Park
Information Board at Watlington Car Park
Situated in Hill Road, OX49 5AB, this information board is located by the car park. It has the following wording:

Left hand side
Oxfordshire Chilterns Country

The attractive market town of Watlington sits at the foot of the Chiltern Hills, and dates back to the 8th Century.
The town is full of historical buildings and a wide selection of interesting and diverse shops offering a range of speciality foods and goods providing a unique shopping experience.
There are a number of pubs and cafes to choose from where you can enjoy good food and drink.
There is free car parking in the Town car park in Hill Road.
The Chiltern Hills is an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and contains some of the finest countryside in the UK. Being surrounded by a wonderful network of rights of way and skirted by the Icknield Way (The Ridgeway National Trail), Watlington is popular with walkers, naturalists, cyclists and horse riders. In addition there are several areas of Open Access land where you can explore without having to stick to a defined path. Look for the symbol (it is the brown and white symbol on the extreme right of the board).
The Parish Council has produced a series of leaflets illustrating and describing a selection of walks for you to enjoy. Copies of these are available from the Community Office, Church, Library or Paper Shop or download one from our website "LinkExternal link.
Since the reintroduction of red kites to the area a few years ago, it has become a centre from those wishing to see these rare birds in their natural habitat.
Despite its royal location, Watlington is within easy access of the M40 making it an excellent place to live, work and to visit.

Welcome to Watlington
A large map of Watlington and the surrounding area, plus a street map of Watlington at the top left hand corner.

Right hand side
discover the town and explore the surrounding countryside
Smaller Map of Watlington and the surrounding area.

Watlington Town
i) Soak up the atmosphere of this historic market town
ii) Enjoy a shopping experience - with specialist shops catering for all
iii) Take the Town Walk and discover a wealth of 15th to 19th Century buildings
iv) Visit the Church of St Leonard
v) Enjoy good food and drink in a number of pubs and restaurants
vi) Have your picnic in the delightful Paddock or get out into the magnificent surrounding countryside

Watlington's Countryside
i) Enjoy a walk in the Chiltern Hills or the flatter Vale of Oxford
ii) Take the Ridgeway National Trail or other long distance paths for walking and riding or pick up a leaflet and try one of the promoted walks out of Watlington
iii) Wander freely around the beautiful Aston Rowant National Nature Reserve
iv) Visit some of the surrounding picturesque villages and hamlets
v) Get off the paths and explore some of the many areas of Open Access land where you see this sign (to the right of this wording)

What's On
i) Watlington Festival - late May Bank Holiday
ii)Village Fetes: Pyrton in mid May, Brightwell Baldwin in June, Watlington in June and August
iii) Cricket in Watlington and Cuxham
iv) Antique Furniture auctions at Watcombe Manor
v) Fruit and Vegetable Market - Tuesday, Thursday & Thursday
vi) Watlington Concert Band - musical events throughout the year and so much more "LinkExternal link
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Date Taken
Monday, 27 August, 2018   (more nearby)
Wednesday, 26 December, 2018
Geographical Context
City, Town centre 
Place (from Tags)
Watlington (Oxon) 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SU 6907 9441 [10m precision]
WGS84: 51:38.6554N 1:0.1919W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SU 6909 9443
View Direction
Southwest (about 225 degrees)
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