About Wittenham Clumps
The Wittenham Clumps are a well-known and loved, local landmark; a pair of wooded chalk hills rising above the flat landscape of South Oxfordshire. Visible for miles around, they are crowned by the oldest planted hilltop beeches in England. In Paul Nash's time the Wittenham Clumps were in the county of Berkshire.
From Castle Hill and Round Hill there are spectacular views across the countryside. The Little Wittenham Woods lie beneath the Clumps alongside the River Thames. On Castle Hill there are the remains of a hill fort with earthworks dating to the Bronze and Iron Ages. The land was later occupied by the Romans.
Also known as the Sinodun Hills, the Wittenham Clumps are part of the North Wessex Downs Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.
The Earth Trust owns and manages the Wittenham Clumps which are included in their 1,200 acre nature reserve. They are freely open to the public 365 days a year.
Wittenham Clumps from the top of Cholsey Hill