Walk 5 – Cameron’s Copse and back – 3 miles

Note: Postman’s Path can be very muddy if it is or has rained recently.

This walk, as do all the described walks, commences at St Andrews church South Stoke. There is parking on The Street outside the church.

Proceed north along The Street towards Ferry Road, at the road junction turn right (east) into Ferry Road and proceed under the railway bridge and up to the crossroads with the B4009. Taking care crossing the B4009, continue straight on into Woodcote Road and at the brow of the hill turn onto the footpath that is signposted on your left, this is Postman’s Path.

Follow the path across the field, looking out for skylarks and partridges, until you reach the first stile, which is a good place to take a rest and enjoy the views of the valley. To the north on a clear day you can just make out the outskirts of Oxford, Wittenham Clumps and to the south the North Downs.

Continue to follow the path straight on across the next field towards Cameron’s Copse; at the next stile you will join the bridleway with Cameron’s Copse directly in front of you. The copse was built in memory of a well-respected local farm advisor for the Ministry of Agriculture; a stone commemorating the event can be seen.

Retrace your steps back to St Andrew’s church, taking care on crossing the B4009.

This is the end of the walk.