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Brackley

Northamptonshire


Slow Ways linking Brackley and Banbury, Bicester, Buckingham, Deddington, Sulgrave, Towcester

England / Northamptonshire / Brackley

Brackley’s six Slow Ways are 33% checked

Drawn: 6/6
reviewed: 2/6
verified: 0/6
and surveyed: 0/6

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Many Slow Ways have several route options. Some will be better than others, or good for different reasons.

Our goal is for each Slow Way to have at least one route that is verified and surveyed. To be verified – and get its snail badge – a route needs at least three positive reviews.

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Walk to Brackley from further afield

Slow Way Route To do
Banbury—Brackley
Banbra two Verify me Distance 18km/11mi Ascent 144m Descent 177m
Banbury—Brackley
Banbra three Review me Distance 18km/11mi Ascent - Descent -
Bicester—Brackley
Bicbra one Pioneer me Distance 18km/11mi Ascent 153m Descent 102m
Brackley—Buckingham
Brabuc three Verify me Distance 16km/10mi Ascent - Descent -
Brackley—Buckingham
Brabuc four Review me Distance 15km/10mi Ascent - Descent -
Brackley—Towcester
Bratow one Pioneer me Distance 22km/13mi Ascent 205m Descent 171m
Deddington—Brackley
Dedbra one Pioneer me Distance 17km/11mi Ascent 181m Descent 174m
Sulgrave—Brackley
Sulbra one Pioneer me Distance 12km/7mi Ascent 172m Descent 140m

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Collective progress

38% of Brackley’s six route options are drawn, reviewed, surveyed and/or verified

8/8

drawn

4/8

reviewed

0/8

surveyed

0/8

verified

5 people have contributed to Brackley’s Slow Ways

2 people have pledged to walk and review a route

0 people have surveyed a route in Brackley

67km out of 136km have been walked and reviewed

100km of reviews have been shared in Brackley

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All in all an enjoyable walk, taking in some of the HS2 construction work (small D tour required) the grounds of Stowe house and Turweston Aerodrome....

Matthew Taylor

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Steve Litchfield took this photo on Banbra three

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What swung my choice to attempt the original route was a useful review by KB on Banbra two which only gave the route three stars due to waterlogging and a huge amount of road walking on that route. After checking KB's analysis, I could see the second route does hold more road walking than the original route. Despite KB's positive review of Banbra two going past Thenford House, I decided that less road walking was more favourable than visiting Thenford House so felt a pioneered review of Banbra one was warranted. Only a small amount of road walking here until you reach the footpath which takes you to the rear of properties and out of the village (<a href="https://beta.slowways.org/Route/Banbra/11130#review12061-gallery-3" target="_blank">photo 3</a>). When you reach the Astrop Road, the first difference to Banbra one appears as you should turn left and then right to walk along the top of the embankment next to the A422 to reach the footpath (<a href="https://beta.slowways.org/Route/Banbra/11130#review12061-gallery-5" target="_blank">photo 5</a>) and around Middleton Lodge Farm. Just as you pass Stony Brake here the route takes advantage of a footpath to the left (<a href="https://beta.slowways.org/Route/Banbra/11130#review12061-gallery-9" target="_blank">photo 9</a>) to leave the road behind. A small amount of quiet road walking (with verges) then takes you to a footpath past Manor Farm and towards the A422 (<a href="https://beta.slowways.org/Route/Banbra/11130#review12061-gallery-13" target="_blank">photo 13</a>)....

Steve Litchfield

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Banbury—Brackley

Steve Litchfield added Banbra three, a new walk from Banbury to Brackley

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There is an irritating diversion in place due to HS2 works and you have to cross the busy A422 twice during the walk. Brabuc 3 is slightly preferable in my opinion....

OwainJohn

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Brackley

jeanette surveyed Brackley

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Brackley—Buckingham

Slow Ways Cristie added Brabuc four, a new walk from Brackley to Buckingham

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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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Brackley—Buckingham

OwainJohn added Brabuc three, a new walk from Brackley to Buckingham

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Clear and easy to follow paths through rolling countryside. Often sheltered by woods and hedges....

OwainJohn

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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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Bicester—Brackley

Hevver added Bicbra one, a new walk from Bicester to Brackley

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Brackley—Towcester

Slow Ways added Bratow one, a new walk from Brackley to Towcester

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Deddington—Brackley

Slow Ways added Dedbra one, a new walk from Deddington to Brackley

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Sulgrave—Brackley

Slow Ways added Sulbra one, a new walk from Sulgrave to Brackley

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Brackley, Wed 19 June

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Brackley’s Slow Ways starting point

Grid ref

SP5844536822

Lat / Lon

52.02675° / -1.14956°

Easting / Northing

458,445E / 236,822N

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Facilities

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

Public toilet

Wheelchair accessible toilet

Supermarket or convenience shop

Restaurant, cafe or pub

Accommodation

Accommodation for under £50 a night

Campsite

Bothy

Free wifi

Mobility scooter hire

Off-road wheelchair hire

Disabled Parking

Train station

Bus stop

Ferry

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