South Leigh from Eynsham


Church Street, Eynsham © Kurt C
St James the Great, South Leigh © George Rogers
The road to Twelve Acre Farm © Martin Loader

This walk heads away from the River Thames to South Leigh along a disused railway line and flat open countryside. Take a well-earned break at the Mason's Arms, roughly half-way along the route. The return journey takes you past the Church of St James in South Leigh. Stop to admire the 15th century murals, which were found under several coats of whitewash. The most memorable depicts the Archangel St Michael weighing souls, designed to catch your eye as you leave.


Readers' Comments

  • Mon 1 Apr 2013, 16:17

    Excellent walk,walked it twice now pretty flat only a couple of hills gots some great views over the oxfordshire countryside. The church at south leigh is a gem. can be quite muddy over the fields so worth wearing boots/wellies