Description and Walk
The Roxton circular walk begins by walking through the gates of the St Mary Magdalene Church yard. The path will lead you to the left side of the church, past a small cemetery area and then out through an opening in the fence to where the walk begins.
The best way to understand the walk is to take a look at the pdf that can be found here (opens in a new tab), it’s what we used before we went.
That said, the rule is: Once out of the church yard, keep going left until you reach the river Great Ouse. Thereafter, follow the obvious circular route. Initially you can’t get very close to the water, but you can see that it’s there. After a while you find yourself walking at the side of a large field after which you can either go right (short version back to where you started), or else go left and back to the river to continue in a clockwise direction. If you take the second option you very soon find yourself at the river’s edge.
The whole walk is no more than about 2.5 miles, but it takes in a good stretch of the river, a weir and a fishing lake: all very nice on a sunny day (I imagine, since it wasn’t one of those when we went).
If you like wildlife there are often kingfishers to be spotted near to the weir. I know that because we bumped into a gentleman who works for the Environment Agency who regularly walks there. No sooner had he mentioned the bird than we saw one flash by. Needless to say, too quick to catch it on camera. This is definitely a recommended walk.