Hello from Oxford

Discussion in 'Intros & Welcomes' started by TomDez, Aug 4, 2017.

  1. TomDez

    TomDez Day Walker

    Good morning!

    First time here, looking to get some general ideas from everyone about what they get up to outdoors and hopefully shift some kit of mine too!

    I'm from the Oxford area having moved from Cumbria, so feeling a little lost as to where to walk and camp, nowhere seems too far from civilization. If anyone knows a nice route then let me know!

    Looking forward to finding out more on here.
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  2. Diddi

    Diddi Thru Hiker

    Welcome TomDez
  3. Jamess

    Jamess Ultralighter

    Welcome Tom.

    Cotswolds or Chilterns are a poor substitute for the lakes.
  4. TomDez

    TomDez Day Walker

    I know right? Everyone raved about them but I'm heading to Snowdonia for my next walk
  5. MartinK9

    MartinK9 Section Hiker

    Hello and welcome to the Forum.

    Any walk is a good one. ;)
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  6. Bopdude

    Bopdude Section Hiker

    Hi and welcome to the forum.
  7. Tartanferret

    Tartanferret Thru Hiker

    Hello Tom and welcome aboard :)
  8. Meadows

    Meadows Section Hiker

    Hi Tom
    I'm sure you will find what you are looking for.
    I'm currently down on holiday in forest of Dean / Wye Valley and it's beautiful.
  9. Graham

    Graham Thru Hiker


    The English/Welsh border area has quite a bit to offer - the southern section of the Offa's Dyke path is worth a look and the Shropshire Hills can be quiet outside of school holidays.

    The Brecon Beacons are not too far afield and are similar to parts of the Pennines IMO. You'll be able to find plenty of places to wild camp there.

    Snowdonia is your best bet though for top scenery and challenging walks, enjoy your trip.
  10. buntonn

    buntonn Summit Camper

    Welcome to the forum, hope you find some great ideas from @Graham message above :thumbsup:
  11. Teepee

    Teepee Thru Hiker

    Hi Tom and welcome. :)

    I'm a Midlander too; yes, we have to travel to find the quiet places.

    The quieter parts of North Wales are where I usually head to for the closest satisfying hills.

    Highly regarded mountain areas for lots of peaceful time away from the honeypots are;

    Rhinogydd, Moelwynion, Carneddau. TBH, I prefer North Wales to Cumbria.
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  12. tom

    tom Thru Hiker

    Welcome to the forum Tom. One advantage of living in the London vicinity is the easy access to mountains across Europe if one thinks a little "outside the box": I don't have (or want) a car (already too many if those about) and rely mostly on public transport and cycling which makes it often quicker and easier to get to the Alps or Pyrenees than Scotland, lakes or North Wales... :rolleyes:
  13. craige

    craige Thru Hiker

    Hey, welcome to the forum :)
  14. JKM

    JKM Thru Hiker

    A belated welcome from a former Oxford resident (I spent much of 98/99 living in merrivale square, Jericho, just off portmeadow)
    I used to love evening walks up the Isis and often would be sat against a tree by the river in portmeadow with a book and a bottle of wine. It may not be Cumbria but it does have a certain charm!

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