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The Oxhill News

October 2012

This months News



Autumn at Upton House and Gardens

As autumn approaches Upton House and Gardens has a positive plethora of events happening for visitors. The list below outlines most of these events and much more detail is available on our website and our face book account.

October 27
Civil War Event

Oct 27- 4 Nov
Enchanted Halloween Trail with Rags the Raven

Oct 27 – 4Nov
NT Walking Festival and Competition

Dec 1 & 2
Christmas Market, Wonderful Stalls for All

Dec 3, 7,10,14,17 & 21
Amazing Christmas Lunches from only £15 with waitress service

Dec 1,2,8,9,15,16,22,23
Visit ‘Father Christmas’  £3.50 per child    


National Trust -
launches drive to discover nation’s favourite walk

Upton House joins the nationwide search that is being launched this month by the National Trust to find the country’s ten Greatest British Walks.

Walkers from around the country are being encouraged to upload information about their favourite walk to the Great British Walk website at

By submitting details of their favourite walk, they will get the chance to win a stay in a National Trust holiday cottage and have their walk scrutinised by a panel of judges as they decide the ten best walks.

A panel of experts including BBC Countryfile presenter Julia Bradbury, Editor of Country Walking Magazine Vincent Crump and National Trust walking champion Chloe Bradbrooke from Nymans in Surrey will then meet to pick the top ten walks based on criteria including the historical importance of the walk or the spectacular views seen on the route.  

“We all know that the Edge Hill area is famed for its outstanding natural beauty histological significance and now is the chance for proud residents of the Warwickshire/Oxfordshire borders to prove just how much we have to offer,” said Heather Aston, Head Gardener and ‘keen walker’. “Let’s get together and make sure Upton House gets it chance to shine.”

The winning walks will be illustrated showing the route and places of interest along the way; they will be published online next year. The people who submitted the walks will get to keep the original artwork.

The competition, which forms part of the two-month long annual festival of walking, organised in partnership with PruHealth, is designed to enable people to share their passion for local walks helping others discover new routes.

If you would like to experience the walks from Upton House and Gardens simply park in our car park, collect your choice of three different walks or try our autumn colour trail around Upton’s gardens.. If you want to start before 11 am we suggest you collect your walk note the day before and then set off a time to suit yourselves and return to Upton for much need refreshment in our wonderful restaurant at the end of your walk. You can then spend time enjoying the wonderful gardens or see the amazing Glenn Brown Art Exhibition.

Upton House and gardens are now open 6 days a week and will be closed on Thursdays.

The Gardens, shop and restaurant are open from 11am till 5pm

The House is open from 1pm with taster tours available from 11.00 am

For further details call Upton House and Gardens on 01295 670266

To enter the competition visit www.nationaltrust.org.uk/greatbritishwalk where you’ll be guided through the different stages.  Full terms and conditions can be found on the website.  The competition closes at midnight on Sunday 4 November and the judging panel will meet in November.

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Last modified: November 21, 2012