Walking around Eynsham
 
The Queens head is located just off the Thames path and is an ideal location for a pint of liquid refreshment, before, during or after a stroll in the Oxfordshire countryside. We are also very happy to point you in the right direction to park cars or where to start with your walk if your not local, The pub is a dog friendly pub so please feel free to bring along any 4 legged friends for the walk too.
 
Hot food is served between 12 and 2 daily, and with a short phone call and we can even have it cooked up waiting for your arrival.
 
Below are some walks around Eynsham as listed on the Oxfordshire County Council website, you can view these in full here https://www.oxfordshire.gov.uk/cms/content/eynsham-circular-walks. You can also download maps from this link to accompany the descriptions below.
 
Route 1  After parking in the doctors carpark located in the centre of the village (follow signposts to village hall) head west through the carpark and down wastie lane. At the bottom of the lane take a quick left right down station road. Half way down station road on the left hand side is the entrance to Eynsham fish ponds, from here carry on walking on through fields and meadows and along a stream, you join the Thames Path at Pinkhill Lock where, in 1791, the old flashlock was replaced with a pound lock. The return walk along the Thames leads you towards the elegant Georgian Swinford Toll Bridge, built in 1767. Once you have crossed over the toll bridge you will talk back up the main road turning right off the main road on to Queens Street will take you straight to our door where a pint and a hot meal will be waiting for you.

Route 2 Is a long walk so be prepared especially if the weather is a bit 'British', parking again in the doctors car park in the centre of Eynsham  walk down through the village towards the toll bridge and then follow the Thames Path, a little over half the walk is on the Thames path, taking a recommended short detour of a couple of hundred yards to stop off for refreshment at the famous Trout Inn at Godstow, overlooking the river. The return route takes you across pretty meadows and skirts Wytham Great Wood to rejoin the Thames Path, bringing you back across Swinford Toll Bridge or alternatively the lock at Eynsham. On the walk back through the village you will pass straight past the pub so a perfect opportunity to have to hot pub food and a refreshing pint at the Queens Head.

Route 3 heads away for the river to South Leigh along a disused railway line and flat open countryside offers the walker a splendid variation from the other three walks in wildlife and viewpoints. Take a well-earned break at the Masonís 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. Once you have returned to the village please come and see the wide range of railway memorabilia inside the pub and ask our pub landlord Pete who will be very happy to tell you all about the railway (as he's old enough to remember it!). We also have more information about the railway on our website here.