Midsomer Villages Virtual Walk - Available as a DVD or HD Download
A 60 minute walk through seven quaint Oxfordshire villages so beautiful that they were used as filming locations for the hit BBC TV Series, "Midsomer Murders." With this DVD, you could be instantly "walking" in seven of the most scenic villages in Oxfordshire! Your time spent exercising on your treadmill, elliptical or Nordic Track will "fly by," you'll exercise longer and enjoy every minute! And, if you're a fan of "Midsomer Murders," you should recognize many of the places you pass during this 1 hour video.
Your 60 minute Virtual Walk begins beside the river in the village of Henley-on-Thames. The walk beside the Thames is crowded with people enjoying a sunny August day. Ahead is the Henley Bridge with its five elliptical stone arches, built in 1786. Turning left we cross the street, walk past St. Mary's Church and walk through the village center. Next we enter the village of Dorchester-on-Thames and first pass Dorchester Abbey. Then turning onto High Street we pass the George Hotel, one of Britain's oldest coach inns, which dates back to the 15th century.
Walking further down High Street, we come to the village's War Memorial. We next enter Warborough and begin our village walk in the grounds of the parish church of St. Laurence. We then turn into the village center, walk past numerous cottages and cross the village's cricket field. After crossing the cricket field, we pass by the Six Bells, a beautiful English Pub dating from the 1600's in the heart of the village and then past some more attractive Oxfordshire cottages.
Next we enter Ewelme, and through the grounds of the 15th-century parish church of St. Mary the Virgin. This quiet village is the perfect place to rest by a small pond and watch the ducks play. Then it's on to Watlington, a market town in the Chiltern Hills with several half-timbered structures. Many 16th- and 17th-century cottages and houses survive today in Watlington and some have been little altered. Of course, the village has its War Memorial proudly displayed, one of about 100 free-standing war memorials in Oxfordshire.
Then on to the small village of Lewknor and through the grounds of St. Margaret's parish church. Leaving the church grounds we turn right and follow High Street, where many of the cottages in Lewknor are built using flints.
It's appropriate that we saved Wallingford for our last village to tour. Wallingford has a strong history in the fictional murder mystery genre. Agatha Christie, who is buried at nearby Cholsey, lived and worked in Wallingford and Wallingford is the filming location of Causton in the TV series "Midsomer Murders." Turning right onto High Street, we pass another 16th-century coaching inn, The George Hotel. Your one-hour Midsomer Villages Walk ends, where it started 60 minutes ago, beside the River Thames.
Filmed in Widescreen.
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