Hook NortonBanbury

Hooban one
Not verified

Slow Way not verified yet. Verify Hooban here.

By a Slow Ways Volunteer on 07 Apr 2021







Download this route

Are you sure you want to download this route?

Using a GPX file for the first time?

No, back to route

Give a hike

Pledge to walk this route and help firm up its place in the network - every walk helps.

So far it has been reviewed by two people and surveyed by zero people and there is one issue flagged with this route.

Two people have pledged to review this route.

Your pledged routes will show up in your pledges Waylist.

Every review and survey pledged and then walked will help make the Slow Ways network better, thank you for your help!

Sign up or log in to pledge to walk this route.

Back to route

Save to Waylist

Sign up or log in to save this route so you can find it more easily or plan a longer journey.

More options

Save to my account

Sign up or log in to save this route so you can find it more easily or plan a longer journey.

Print (via Inkatlas)

Survey this route

Review this route

Suggest a better route

Report a problem


This is a Slow Ways route connecting Hook Norton and Banbury.

Know of a better route? Share it here.

This is a Slow Ways route connecting Hook Norton and Banbury.

Know of a better route? Share it here.


This route has been reviewed by 2 people.

This route has potentially been flagged (1 time) for reasons relating to safety.

Photos for Hooban one

Photos of this route will appear when they are added to a review. You can review this route here.


Not verified

Route status - Live

Reviews - 2

Average rating -

Is this route good enough? -  Yes (1) Maybe (1)

Problems reported -  Safety (1)

Downloads - 14


We are working to build-up a picture of what routes look like. To do that we are asking volunteers to survey routes so that we can communicate features, obstacles and challenges that may make a route desirable or not.

Slow Ways surveyors are asked to complete some basic online training, but they are not vetted. If you are dependent on the survey information being correct in order to complete a route, we recommend that you think critically about the information provided. You may also wish to wait until more than one survey has been completed.

Help people know more about this route by volunteering to submit a survey.

  1. Complete the survey training.
  2. Submit a survey for this route.

Sign up or log in to get the link to survey this route for Hooban.

Geography information system (GIS) data

Total length

Maximum elevation

Minimum elevation

Start and end points

Hook Norton
Grid Ref SP3552233081
Lat / Lon 51.99506° / -1.48403°
Easting / Northing 435,522E / 233,081N
What3Words grows.reds.mailings
Grid Ref SP4588740611
Lat / Lon 52.06199° / -1.33207°
Easting / Northing 445,887E / 240,611N
What3Words curving.forks.link

Hooban One's land is

Arable 59.5%
Pasture 19.3%
Urban 21.1%

Data: Corine Land Cover (CLC) 2018



26 Feb 2023 Winter

Walked it from Hook Norton to Banbury. The surface was good, no mud at any point. Plenty of good views and open skys to enjoy.
A few points:
1. The section around Lodge Farm, beween Hook Norton and Swalcliffe. The public footpaths have been ploughed out and the signage may have been removed. There were a couple of large fields where I was following the path thanks to my phone app. The path was invisible on the ground.
2. Same section: in places the actual path on the ground doesn't follow the public footpath on the map. It may have been moved.
3. The section in/out of Banbury through Bretch Hill has building work around the water tower, and there's lots of litter. It's not the greatest walking experience.

Apart from those bits it was a pleasant walk. Once in Banbury town centre I walked down Parson Street and finished at Ye Olde Reindeer in Banbury. It does a better pint than the "proper" endpoint at the bus station :-).

Stan Morgan

31 Mar 2022 Spring

A walk over undulating countryside from Banbury to Hook Norton. Mainly over fields and paths with good views. Of course, you can always visit Hook Norton Brewery at the end and catch the bus back to Banbury!
There are two tricky spots for navigation.
The first is heading out of Banbury.
The second is leaving Swalcliffe.
Leaving Banbury - On Bretch Hill look for the path entrance left of a block of flats - see photo 1. Follow the path for 200 metres until you arrive at an entrance to a housing estate. Go the left and enter a wood. See photo 2. Turn right for a bit. Then turn right again. You should hit the path to North Newington. Keep the TV mast to your left. See photo 3.
To leave Swalcliffe - Find Sunrise Cottage which is next to the pub on the main road. The small blue walk circular sign is hidden by a shrub next to the gate. See Photo 4.
Follow the path through the garden until you come to a big wooden gate with 'Beware of the dog' written on it. See photo 5. Walk through the gate, down to the stream and up the other side to the farm.

Share your views about this route, give it a star rating, indicate whether it should be verified or not.

Include information that will be useful to others considering to walk or wheel it.

You can add up to 15 photos.

Overall ratings

2 reviews

0 reviews

2 reviews

0 reviews

0 reviews

0 reviews

Show all

Other Routes for Hook Norton—Banbury See all Slow Ways

Hook Norton—Banbury

Hooban two







Review this better route and help establish a trusted network of walking routes.

Suggest a better route if it better meets our methodology.

See all routes from Hook Norton.

See all routes from Banbury.