Taking in fine views of the churches of three parishes and crossing pleasant undulating farmland, passing cottages and millstreams.
Adderbury is three miles south of Banbury. Please note this walk is 3.6 miles/6 km.
Much of the route is very muddy after wet weather, particularly in the winter months.
There is only one stile on the route at direction 13. This is old and worn but is firm in the ground.
Route advice and text amendments
Direction 4 - the second gate mentioned is also now a kissing gate.
Direction 5 - "Go through the gate and along the field edge, with the hedge on your right (views of Bodicote ahead and Sor Brook Valley (B) to the left). At the point where the hedge goes round to the right, continue straight ahead and downhill across the field".
Direction 6 - This stretch is narrow and so problematic when muddy.
Direction 8 - "On passing a reservoir (on your right behind hedging), turn left........". The field gate is no longer there.
Direction 9 - "Walk gently uphill along the field edge (fences on your left and right)........". The field gate is no longer there.
Direction 11 - The stile remains but there is now a metal kissing gate also.
Direction 13 - Cross the stile with care. The second gate is no longer there.
Direction 14 - Turn right and walk uphill (now on a permissive path), then through a gate between stone walls and high fencing. Walk along the alleyway and through a second gate onto Manor Road.
Direction 15 - Notice the blue plaque for Janet Heatley Blunt on Le Hall Place (incorrectly 'Le Halle Place' in the leaflet).
Updated: December 2015
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