|Slow Way||Route||To do|
||Pioneer me||Distance 18km/11mi||Ascent 202m||Descent 233m|
||Verify me||Distance 18km/11mi||Ascent 144m||Descent 177m|
||Pioneer me||Distance 17km/11mi||Ascent 191m||Descent 130m|
||Review me||Distance 11km/7mi||Ascent 152m||Descent 117m|
||Review me||Distance 12km/7mi||Ascent -||Descent -|
||Pioneer me||Distance 12km/8mi||Ascent 167m||Descent 106m|
||Review me||Distance 17km/10mi||Ascent 317m||Descent 253m|
||Double check||Distance 20km/13mi||Ascent 309m||Descent 313m|
||Pioneer me||Distance 21km/13mi||Ascent 300m||Descent 297m|
||Review me||Distance 23km/14mi||Ascent 384m||Descent 412m|
Banbury’s Slow Ways starting point
Lat / Lon
52.06199° / -1.33207°
Easting / Northing
445,887E / 240,611N
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There is a huge proportion of road walking on this route, but that said, the only problematic stretch is the main road leaving Fathinghoe; consequently, navigation is straightforward....
A walk over undulating countryside from Banbury to Hook Norton. 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. Follow the path through the garden until you come to a big wooden gate with 'Beware of the dog' written on it....
An alternative route into Banbury from Broughton Castle / North Newington is to head down to the Broughton Road part-way along and there is a footpath alongside Broughton Road which continues all the way to Banbury Cross and into the town centre. The only reason for not giving this route more stars is the road part Shutford to North Newington but otherwise it’s a fantastic route....
As has been mentioned in another review, there is an obvious different route, on an easy to walk hard surface track, around the MOD base....
Sally Cullimore added Banded two, a new walk from Banbury to DeddingtonWalk this route
Easy walking, well used routes, very little mud and plenty to see. Access to public transport and facilities good. A couple of missing signposts, but easy enough to work out....
It's the same as Banbra one close to Brackey, but then takes a different route going to Banbury. It uses a high propotion of bridleways, generally with good access (for the able bodied) and has no substantial periods on A roads with no pavements. It goes via Middleton Cheney, which is a good place to rest (having benches as a shop) and also via Thenford House and gardens....
Route finding is straight forward, the only issue is around the MoD base near Kineton. Walking from Banbury to Kineton the route takes an obvious detour from the map path but If walking from Kineton to Banbury you will end stuck as you approach the base boundary. I will suggest adetour around this section....
A more scenic option would be to walk from Bodicote to Bloxham Grove Farm and follow the footpath to Adderbury from there....
Slow Ways added Banded one, a new walk from Banbury to DeddingtonWalk this route
Slow Ways added Hooban one, a new walk from Hook Norton to BanburyWalk this route