Didcot Parkrun Guide

Didcot parkrun takes place at 9 am on Saturdays in and around Ladygrove Park in Didcot.

Getting There

The parkrun starts in the middle of the Ladygrove Estate, which is around a mile north of Didcot. By car, it’s just under a mile off the A34 (Milton Interchange). It’s a bit fiddly to find, but there are detailed instructions on the website. By public transport, the estate is very close to Didcot Station, which can be accessed via an underpass.


You are allowed to park in the football club car park, but not use the toilets. The football club is near the start, as is the Leisure Centre. We parked in the road near the finish, that way we had less far to walk when we were cold after the run.


There are toilets in the park.


It’s a bit of a weird route; 3 times round the park, then out of the park, along a footpath parallel with railway, turn the corner and stop. Trek back to the start. Or to you car, if that’s closer…

Didcot Parkrun Strava Segment
Didcot Parkrun Strava Segment


The park section is grass. Once you leave the park, it’s paved.

Didcot parkrun




Run Britain rankings for UK parkruns places Didcot as 195th fastest out of 706. It has a total elevation of 4 metres.

Fun Factor

It’s one of those slightly annoying point-to-point runs with the start and finish not being particularly close to each other, leaving you unsure what to do with that extra layer you want to leave on until the last minute if it’s cold/wet. I didn’t love it or hate it. It was just a run round a housing estate. It was also May 4th which meant a lot of people dressed as Star Wars characters. I didn’t get that either.

Where we stayed

We stayed at the Hilton Garden Inn Abingdon Oxford (use of the word garden is a little optimistic). The hotel was very nice but it had possibly the worst breakfast I’ve ever had in a hotel. From here it is an 8 mile drive to Didcot parkrun.

Hilton Garden Inn Abingdon Oxford

Nearby Attractions

Not really…


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