Countryside walks and health routes

Countryside walks in Cherwell

Cherwell Circular Walks and Village Trails

These are nearly all available on the Go Jauntly walking app and guides can be printed by clicking on the individual walks here - View Go Jauntly walks

The circular walks (and some village trails) take you into the countryside, across farmland, so walkers need to be prepared. There are shorter historic village trails which are mostly on local streets and describe interesting buildings and features.

The walks on the app and the printable guides include detailed directions as well as tips on preparation and things to remember under ‘Best Ways to Walk’. Please read through these before setting out on your walk.

The routes are usually checked once a year but issues along the routes can develop at any time. Please be vigilant when you walk and report any hazards or obstructions or missing signs. 

Report hazards

Several of the walks take you through fields with livestock. Please follow the advice from Oxfordshire County Council about meeting livestock in the countryside.

Particularly during the spring and summer months, paths and waymarks can be obscured by overgrown vegetation. This seasonal growth can make it more difficult to follow the routes. Following the directions on the Go Jauntly app or in the Go Jauntly guides (View Go Jauntly walks) will help you find your way.

Historic Village Trails

Shorter Banbury Walks

Cherwell Circular Walks

Many countryside routes are flooded during and after wet weather. Please turn back if water is deep and retrace your steps. Always consider weather conditions before you walk and wear suitable footwear and clothing.

  • Bodicote (3 miles, 4.8 km)  - Check GJ 5.8 km
  • Adderbury (3.6 miles/6 km)  - Check GJ 5.2 km
  • Horley (4.25 miles/6.8 km) - Check GJ 4.8km
  • Piddington (4.5 miles/7 km)
  • Shutford (4.5 miles/7 km)
  • Cropredy (4.5miles/7km)
  • Deddington (Hempton Loop 5.5 miles/8.5 km, Clifton Loop 6.5 miles/10 km)
  • Banbury Fringe (10 miles/16.1 km) in total but can be walked in numerous ways including shorter sections) 

Ramblers wellbeing walks

Ramblers Wellbeing Walks make it easier to start walking and stay active. There is always a walk leader and you’ll certainly never be short of good company.