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Walk the Moor 2018

Walk the Moor 2018 was a celebration of all the endangered countryside along each of the three proposed corridors.

Following in the footsteps of the famous anti-enclosure rioters, residents of Otmoor's seven towns and other lovers of the Oxfordshire countryside, walked the boundaries of this unique rural jewel on Sunday, July 8th, 2018. 

Embracing the spirit of the Otmoor Rioters of 1830, they reaffirmed everyone’s right to enjoy the landscapes, wildlife, and villages of one of the last remaining wetlands of southern England in the face of the new threat to its integrity posed by recently announced plans for an Oxford to Cambridge Expressway.  This peaceful protest was organised to raise awareness around the need to protect the green spaces of Oxfordshire.  The bells of the churches surrounding Otmoor were rung throughout the day lending their ancient voices in celebration and support for what should remain our green and pleasant land.  

Explore the History of Otmoor

The Seven Towns of Otmoor

The Enclosure Act

The Otmoor Riots

Later Event: September 3
Riot at the Fair