Paul Nash and the Wittenham Clumps Walk

Saturday 9th September 2017, 10:00am

The morning will begin with an illustrated talk in the modern extension of St Agatha’s Church, Brightwell-cum-Sotwell, situated just below the Wittenham Clumps. Tea and coffee will be included. Nash’s uncle, who owned the nearby house where Nash and his family stayed on their visits to the Clumps, is buried in the churchyard here.

A short drive (please use your own transport) will lead to the Wittenham Clumps for a walk that takes in both the wooded hills of the Clumps and spectacular views of the surrounding countryside.

The walk, which will take place whatever the weather, will be approximately 1 - 2 miles long. It will involve some climbing of hills but will not be not particularly strenuous - nobody will be left behind! There will be regular stops to look at places that were significant to Nash. Comfortable walking shoes are recommended. Feel free to bring cameras and binoculars. No dogs please, as cattle often graze the landscape.

Christopher Baines runs the Paul Nash & Wittenham Clumps website with artist Anna Dillon. He has given talks about Paul Nash at the Ashmolean Museum, Oxford, and has been interviewed about Nash for the BBC television programmes ‘Paul Nash: The Ghosts of War’ and ‘Countryfile’.


Sorry, this walk is now sold out. For all enquiries, please email

Venue Address

St Agatha's Church, Brightwell-cum-Sotwell, Oxfordshire, OX10 0RU.


Starting at 10.00am, the event will last around two and a half hours, including the talk.