Woodstock (West Oxfordshire)Kidlington

Wookid two
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Distance

8km/5mi

Ascent

47 m

Descent

11 m

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This route is shorter (4.7mls) and I think has slightly less tarmac

This route is shorter (4.7mls) and I think has slightly less tarmac

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Grade 3: Route includes rough surfaces that may include small boulders, potholes, shallow ruts, loose gravel, short muddy sections.
Access grade X: At least one stile, flight of steps or other obstacle that is highly likely to block access for wheelchair and scooter users.
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Facilities

Facilities in the middle third of this route.

Not present at time of survey Public toilet (1)
Not present at time of survey Wheelchair accessible toilet (1)
Not present at time of survey Supermarket (1)
Present at time of survey Restaurant (1)
Maybe present Vegan restaurant (1)
Maybe present Accommodation (1)
Maybe present Accommodation < £50 (1)
Not present at time of survey Campsite (1)
Not present at time of survey Bothy (1)
Not present at time of survey Free wifi (1)
Maybe present Public phone (1)
Present at time of survey Mobile phone coverage (1)
Not present at time of survey Train station (1)
Present at time of survey Bench (1)
Not present at time of survey Picnic table (1)
Present at time of survey Bus stop (1)
Not present at time of survey Ferry (1)

Challenges

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Not present at time of survey Scrambling (1)
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Not present at time of survey Stepping stones (1)
Not present at time of survey Very slippery (1)
Maybe present Very muddy (1)
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Maybe present Likely to flood (1)
Not present at time of survey Long grass sections (1)
Not present at time of survey Crops encroaching on path (1)
Not present at time of survey Diverted path (1)

Obstacles

Obstacles on this route.

Present at time of survey Stiles (1)
Present at time of survey Step and kerbs (1)
Not present at time of survey Possible to avoid steps, if applicable (1)
Present at time of survey Flights of steps (1)
Present at time of survey Gates (1)
Present at time of survey Kissing gates (1)
Not present at time of survey Locked gates (1)
Not present at time of survey Disables access gates (1)
Not present at time of survey Cycle barriers (1)
Not present at time of survey Ladders (1)
Not present at time of survey Cattle grids (1)
Not present at time of survey Fords (1)
Not present at time of survey Narrow bridges (1)
Not present at time of survey Ferry required (1)
Present at time of survey Acceptable road walking (1)
Not present at time of survey Unacceptable road walking (1)
Not present at time of survey Dangerous road crossings (1)
Present at time of survey Walking on paths beside roads (1)
Not present at time of survey Walking on verges beside roads (1)
Not present at time of survey Railway crossings (1)
Not present at time of survey River crossings (1)
Maybe present Cattle possible (1)
Maybe present Horses possible (1)
Not present at time of survey Tidal area (1)
Present at time of survey Potential falls (1)
Not present at time of survey Exposed to elements (1)
Not present at time of survey Remove area (1)
Not present at time of survey Mountainous area (1)
Not present at time of survey Military training area (1)
Present at time of survey No visible path (1)
Not present at time of survey Seasonal nesting birds (1)
Not present at time of survey Other hazards (1)

Accessibility

Is this route step and stile free?

Not present at time of survey Free of stiles (1)
Not present at time of survey Free of single steps/kerbs (1)
Not present at time of survey Free of flights of steps (1)
Not present at time of survey Free of other obstacles (1)

Measurements

Surveyors were asked to measure the narrowest and steepest parts of paths.

Narrowest part of path: no data

The steepest uphill gradient walking East 10.0% (1)

The steepest uphill gradient walking West 11.0% (1)

The steepest camber: no data

How clear is the waymarking on the route: Unclear in places (1)

Successfully completed

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Small Pug-sized dog (0)
Small Labrador-sized dog (0)
Large St. Bernard-sized dog (0)
Standard pram (0)
Off-road rugged pram (0)
Standard wheelchair (0)
Off-road rugged wheelchair (0)
Standard mobility scooter (0)
Off-road rugged mobility scooter (0)

Recommended by an expert

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Small Pug-sized dog (0)
Small Labrador-sized dog (0)
Large St. Bernard-sized dog (0)
Standard pram (0)
Off-road rugged pram (0)
Standard wheelchair (0)
Off-road rugged wheelchair (0)
Standard mobility scooter (0)
Off-road rugged mobility scooter (0)

Terrain

We asked route surveyors to estimate how much of the route goes through different kinds of terrain.

10.0% of the route is on roads (1)

5.0% of the route is lit at night (1)

15.0% of the route is paved (1)

60.0% of the route is muddy (1)

5.0% of the route is over rough ground (1)

There is no data on long grass

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Start and end points

Woodstock (West Oxfordshire)
Grid Ref SP4444516745
Lat / Lon 51.84755° / -1.35618°
Easting / Northing 444,445E / 216,745N
What3Words cascade.truffles.singer
Kidlington
Grid Ref SP4900014060
Lat / Lon 51.82303° / -1.29044°
Easting / Northing 449,000E / 214,060N
What3Words noun.operation.spend

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Reviews


Martin McGovern

14 Oct 2021

I walked first Wookid two from Kidlington to Woodstock, and then Wookid one back to Kidlington, so I'm putting the same text in both routes.

Wookid One starts with a significant on-road section (A44), going south from Woodstock, and after a short path through a meadow, continues on the A4095 into Bladon, and then onto a side-road. Consequently this route takes a little while before you feel it's a country walk.

I wouldn't recommend it for wheels - there are stiles and uneven terrain for significant parts of the route.

Tricky turns - Wookid One

Only one - at the end of Heath Lane in Bladon, you turn left into a narrow field. You may be tempted to hug the right edge of the field, but the path actually goes through the middle of the field (which was planted with head-high sunflowers when I walked it).

Wookid Two

Wookid Two has more off-road, and a bit more variety - the canal at Thrupp is pretty and has a tea room. Though since each of the two routes are about five miles, you may well be able to wait until the towns at each end, which are both well-served for refreshments.

I wouldn't recommend Wookid Two for wheels - it has stiles, kissing gates, and three flights of stairs (one by Thrupp church, and the other two on the Old Woodstock Line railway section.

Tricky turns - Wookid Two

Not many - Wookid Two is easy to follow. The only awkward part coming from Woodstock, as an earlier reviewer has mentioned) is getting onto that part of the route that's a disused railway line. Coming from the Woodstock end, you head into Verenia Court - don't let the 'Private NO PARKING' sign put you off.

Finally - the two routes are both close to Oxford Airport. Since that's used for pilot training, you'll hear and see quite a few planes whichever route you choose.


RCS

12 May 2021

We walked this route from Kidlington to Woodstock. It is easy to follow, on mainly flat and well maintained paths. We saw hardly a soul for the whole walk on a lovely Wednesday morning. The public footpath from Kidlington to Thrupp Woods is marked as a direct diagonal through the fields of arable crops but it in fact follows the edges of the fields.
Annie's Tearoom in Thrupp is on the path and an excellent midpoint stopping place for refreshments and a toilet. The only muddy section was under the railway bridge at Thrupp, and I know this section can be almost impassable due to flooding in very wet weather.
There is only about 100m of road walking other than at the ends of the walk.
The final section into Woodstock is along an old railway line, now converted to a 'linear nature reserve'. I suspect if walking this route from Woodstock the entrance would be difficult to find. It involves walking through Verenia, a small new housing development, to reach the path itself and there are no signposts.


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Distance

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Ascent

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Descent

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