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Banbury—Brackley
Banbra one Pioneer me Distance 18km/11mi Ascent 202m Descent 233m
Banbury—Brackley
Banbra two Verify me Distance 18km/11mi Ascent 144m Descent 177m
Banbury—Byfield
Banbyf one Pioneer me Distance 17km/11mi Ascent 191m Descent 130m
Banbury—Deddington
Banded one Review me Distance 11km/7mi Ascent 152m Descent 117m
Banbury—Deddington
Banded two Review me Distance 12km/7mi Ascent - Descent -
Banbury—Sulgrave
Bansul one Pioneer me Distance 12km/8mi Ascent 167m Descent 106m
Hook Norton—Banbury
Hooban one Review me Distance 17km/10mi Ascent 317m Descent 253m
Kineton—Banbury
Kinban one Double check Distance 20km/13mi Ascent 309m Descent 313m
Kineton—Banbury
Kinban two Pioneer me Distance 21km/13mi Ascent 300m Descent 297m
Shipston-on-Stour—Banbury
Shiban one Review me Distance 23km/14mi Ascent 384m Descent 412m
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Banbury, Sun 27 November

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Banbury’s Slow Ways starting point

Grid ref

SP4588740611

Lat / Lon

52.06199° / -1.33207°

Easting / Northing

445,887E / 240,611N

Facilities

Users have reported that the following facilities can be found within 1km of Banbury's meeting point

Public toilet

Wheelchair accessible toilet

Supermarket

Restaurant

Accommodation

Accommodation < £50

Campsite

Bothy

Free wifi

Mobility scooter hire

Off-road wheelchair hire

Disabled Parking

Train station

Bus stop

Ferry

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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....

KB

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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....

Stan Morgan

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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....

Ruth Broadbent

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Sally Cullimore surveyed Kinban one

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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

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Sally Cullimore took this photo on Kinban one

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Banbury—Deddington

Sally Cullimore added Banded two, a new walk from Banbury to Deddington

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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....

Sally Cullimore

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Sally Cullimore took this photo on Banded two

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Banbury—Brackley

piers added Banbra two, a new walk from Banbury to Brackley

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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....

piers

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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....

MikeM

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Kineton—Banbury

MikeM added Kinban two, a new walk from Kineton to Banbury

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A more scenic option would be to walk from Bodicote to Bloxham Grove Farm and follow the footpath to Adderbury from there....

morris_cjm

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Banbury

danravenellison surveyed Banbury

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Banbury—Brackley

Slow Ways added Banbra one, a new walk from Banbury to Brackley

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Banbury—Byfield

Slow Ways added Banbyf one, a new walk from Banbury to Byfield

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Banbury—Deddington

Slow Ways added Banded one, a new walk from Banbury to Deddington

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Banbury—Sulgrave

Slow Ways added Bansul one, a new walk from Banbury to Sulgrave

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Hook Norton—Banbury

Slow Ways added Hooban one, a new walk from Hook Norton to Banbury

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Kineton—Banbury

Slow Ways added Kinban one, a new walk from Kineton to Banbury

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Shipston-on-Stour—Banbury

Slow Ways added Shiban one, a new walk from Shipston-on-Stour to Banbury

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