A lovely circular walk starting and finishing alongside the River Cherwell in Thrupp, Oxfordshire.
This walk is from iFootpath, a website and App to inspire people to get out and enjoy beautiful walks across the UK. Visit their website for full route information and maps.
Following the river through the woods, the walk takes you over White Bridge and onto Hampton Poyle Church. From there across fields and crops to Hampton Gay Church. Stroll down to the river, under the railway and back to Old Iron Bridge. From here its a short walk to the canal bridge at Shipton. The towpath will take you back to Thrupp where the walk began.
The walk takes you over many stiles and is all off road. If walking after wet weather, you might want to wear wellies as the path through the woods may be wet and muddy. You will be sharing most of the fields with livestock (both sheep and cattle) so take particular care with dogs. If you are looking for refreshments, Thrupp has a pub and tea room.
From Oxford, head north a few miles to Kidlington. Take the main road through Kidlington (A4260) and out heading north. Approximately a mile north of Kidlington, turn right signposted Thrupp. Take the road all the way to its end, taking you over a small canal drawbridge. There is a car park here (behind Annie's Tea Room), and also parking alongside. Approximate postcode OX5 1JZ. There is also a pub in Thrupp called The Boat, just a short 5 minute walk from the tea room.
Start point: Annie's Tea Room, Thrupp, Kidlington OX5 1JZ
End point: Annie's Tea Room, Thrupp, Kidlington OX5 1JZ
Distance: three miles
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