Set in the Cherwell Valley on the Oxford Canal, about a mile below Aynho village. There is a large wharf and boatyard, with a canal side shop. The road winds across the Cherwell water meadows to Clifton and Deddington. You can eat here at the Great Western Arms (booking advisable). Parking is very limited at Aynho Wharf. There are car parks in Banbury at Castle Quay, and in Lower Heyford at the station car park (pay and display) by the canal. The distance between Banbury and Lower Heyford is 11 miles.
The Oxford Canal was built between 1769 and 1790 to carry goods from the new industrial areas in the midlands to Oxford, and via the Thames to London.The canal wanders through the predominantly rural landscape.South of Banbury, the canal is adjacent to the historic villages of Kings Sutton and Aynho, which illustrate Northamptonshire's legendary 'Spires and Squires' nickname.