WALKING & CYCLING

Beautiful Stonor Valley is criss-crossed with walking and cycling routes, making Stonor Park the perfect place to stop for rest and refreshment.

Illy Coffee, delicious hot chocolate, tea, soft drinks, ice cold beer, cider and wine as well as sandwiches, snacks and on some days hot soup are available at The Chilterns Pit Stop Cafe at our Visitor Centre. Or for something a little more substantial try our cosy Stonor Pantry.

Stonor Manor Aerial Valley
Stonor Manor Deer Running in Herd
Footpath & Walking

A walking route runs along the top of the valley providing stunning views of Stonor Park and the house down below.

Shakespeare’s Way

Shakespeare’s Way is a route stretching from Shakespeare’s birthplace in Stratford-upon-Avon to The Globe Theatre in London, passing through Stonor along the way. Way-marked throughout, the walk spans 220 miles – so why not plan to start or finish a stretch at Stonor? For more information visit www.shakespearesway.org.

Chiltern Way

The Chiltern Way walk circles the Chiltern hills across 4 counties and runs through the parkland at Stonor. Only a stone’s throw away, include a visit to us as part of your walk when you plan your day. For more information,
visit http://www.chilternsociety.org.uk/about-ChltnWay

Cycling Routes

Containing some of the best cycling routes in the country, what better way to enjoy the wonderful Chiltern Hills than by bike? We even have a free Cyclepod bicycle repair station and air pump for cyclists to use.  If you need some inspiration for combining your visit to Stonor with a ride through the Valley, here are some great ideas to get you started.

Stonor Park Walking Cycling Routes

The Henley Loop


Encompassing the whole of Stonor Valley, the Henley Loop is a 26 mile route starting and finishing at Henley-on-Thames. The route will take you from the station right past our front gates, making Stonor the perfect place to stop and recharge your legs.

Stonor to Christmas Common


This wonderfully scenic route passes through Queens Wood and along The Bridleway. It is a brilliant route if you want to experience different terrains (we highly recommend using a mountain bike) – from tarmac to gravel and dirt roads, through farmland and once again, running right by our front gates.

For maps and GPS downloads for all cycling routes around Stonor, visit
www.cyclechilterns.co.uk/routes/

Cycling Group Lunch

Why not organise a special pit stop for lunch for your cycling group. We can organise a private lunch of soup, award winning hot pies, deep filled sandwiches, Jude’s ice cream and lots of delicious Illy coffee and cake. Email enquiries@stonor.com to find out more.

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Detailed Instructions

Conveniently located between the M4 (J8/9) and M40 (J6) in south Oxfordshire, Drover’s Hill is a 10-minute drive from Henley, an hour from London, 40 minutes from Oxford and Heathrow and half an hour from Reading. The nearest station is Henley-on-Thames and there are taxis are available there.

You’ll find Drover’s Hill at Stonor on Coxlease Lane, between Fawley Bottom and Southend. Please use postcode RG9 6JL or mondays.wolves.noun on what3words, and remember that the hill can’t be accessed from the main entrance to Stonor Park.

If you’re approaching from the east on the M40 motorway, please ignore your sat nav if it tells you to exit at Junction 4 or 5 - this will add up to an hour to your journey. Please only exit at Junction 6

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