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Chipping Norton

Oxfordshire


Slow Ways linking Chipping Norton and Charlbury, Deddington, Hook Norton, Moreton-in-Marsh, Shipston-on-Stour, Shipton under Wychwood, Stow-on-the-Wold

England / Oxfordshire / Chipping Norton

Chipping Norton’s seven Slow Ways are 50% checked

Drawn: 7/7
reviewed: 3/7
verified: 2/7
and surveyed: 2/7

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Slow Way Route To do
Chipping Norton—Charlbury
Chicha one

Double check Distance 11km/7mi Ascent 83m Descent 173m
Chipping Norton—Charlbury
Chicha two Enjoy me Distance 11km/7mi Ascent - Descent -
Chipping Norton—Deddington
Chided one Pioneer me Distance 18km/11mi Ascent 217m Descent 287m
Chipping Norton—Hook Norton
Chihoo one Verify me Distance 13km/8mi Ascent 213m Descent 255m
Moreton-in-Marsh—Chipping Norton
Morchi one Pioneer me Distance 16km/10mi Ascent 264m Descent 196m
Shipton under Wychwood—Chipping Norton
Shichi one Pioneer me Distance 12km/7mi Ascent 150m Descent 246m
Shipston-on-Stour—Chipping Norton
Shipchi one Enjoy me Distance 20km/12mi Ascent 467m Descent 337m
Stow-on-the-Wold—Chipping Norton
Stochi one Pioneer me Distance 15km/9mi Ascent 231m Descent 267m

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Collective progress

56% of Chipping Norton’s seven route options are drawn, reviewed, surveyed and/or verified

8/8

drawn

4/8

reviewed

4/8

surveyed

2/8

verified

9 people have contributed to Chipping Norton’s Slow Ways

7 people have pledged to walk and review a route

4 people have surveyed a route in Chipping Norton

55km out of 115km have been walked and reviewed

192km of reviews have been shared in Chipping Norton

Latest Updates

Staircase crossing of A3400 isn’t great condition, take care....

Paul

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Between a stile at what3words ///rushed.brimmed.thinnest and ///interacts.hangs.lines is tricky in parts: a stile overgrown with brambles and foliage and fallen tree nearby (can avoid this if use nearby 5-bar gate in same field to cut this part out), a badly damaged bridge over river, and a few overgrown brambles between fields and over a small brook, also a couple of fields that could potentially be quite muddy to cross, and an occasional tricky stile. Chipping Norton: bus (check timetable before travelling), accommodation, food and other shops, cafes and pubs. Shipston-on-Stour: bus (check timetable before travelling), accommodation, food and other shops, cafes and pubs....

Ruth Broadbent

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There is greater total descent than ascent in this direction if that is a factor you're interested in, however there are still two good ascents in the walk, Baker's Hill on leaving Little Rollright and Margett's Hill on leaving Long Compton. Leaving Salford, the route climbs gently before descending again into the pretty Little Rollright. The route then climbs steadily away from the village up a metalled farmers track (photo 7) and over the route's first significant hill. On reaching the village, there's a walk alongside the main A3400 road before leaving on the northern side and up the second significant ascent of the route, Margett's Hill....

Steve Litchfield

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At GR SP291357 the path is very muddy due to a spring. Suggest go through wide gateway on the left and rejoin path after about 100 yards.....

Litehiker

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After crossing the main road (B4026) after Dean, look for the Salt Way restricted byway and an enjoyable route to Chipping Norton, along tracks and across fields and meadows, including a nature reserve by Glyme river (we didn’t detour to look around it but noticed a stile into it). We also walked another footpath route from Chipping Norton to Dean as a potential alternative to avoid the quiet country lane out of Dean but although enjoyable, it passed over quite a few fields and narrow paths and included a stile, so Chicha One and Two are probably better, especially if wet weather....

Ruth Broadbent

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After crossing the main road (B4026) after Dean, look for the Salt Way restricted byway and an enjoyable route to Chipping Norton, along tracks and across fields and meadows, including a nature reserve by Glyme river (we didn’t detour to look around it but noticed a stile into it). We also walked another footpath route from Chipping Norton to Dean as a potential alternative to avoid the quiet country lane out of Dean but although enjoyable, it passed over quite a few fields and narrow paths and included a stile, so Chicha One and Two are probably better, especially if wet weather....

Ruth Broadbent

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I walked this route on 31 August 2023 in reasonable weather....

Litehiker

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The Shakespeare's Way is not well marked and some paths are missing where crops have been panted causing the route to be modified to go around field boundaries...

Lodge101

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Lovely route out of Chipping Norton, using tracks through fields and woodland with a few small Holloway’s thrown in, and nice dry paths. The middle section is mostly on tarmac and though the roads are very quiet there, it’s a bit much for the pooch’s paws. The final third is pretty but the paths were wet and sloppy even in summer....

Chris White

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A very enjoyable walk between Chipping Norton and Charlbury on well established footpaths and minor roads....

Sandsayre

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The section south of the B4026 (roughly 1/3 of the way from Chipping Norton to Charlbury) is tarmac, single track road with not great visibility - I didn't encounter any cars on a Sunday morning but depending on when the verges are cut and how fast the cars would be going it might be unpleasant....

Rolf

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Berkshire Walker surveyed Chicha two

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There are no real landmarks on route, just fields and occasional small woodlands....

Berkshire Walker

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Chipping Norton—Charlbury

Berkshire Walker added Chicha two, a new walk from Chipping Norton to Charlbury

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Berkshire Walker surveyed Chicha one

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There are no real landmarks on route, just fields and occasional small woodlands....

Berkshire Walker

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There are two awkward roads to cross A41 (with two steep staired banks) and the Hook Norton road just by Fanville Farm near the end of the walk....

Lodge101

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Chipping Norton

FatDan surveyed Chipping Norton

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Chipping Norton—Charlbury

Slow Ways added Chicha one, a new walk from Chipping Norton to Charlbury

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Chipping Norton—Deddington

Slow Ways added Chided one, a new walk from Chipping Norton to Deddington

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Chipping Norton—Hook Norton

Slow Ways added Chihoo one, a new walk from Chipping Norton to Hook Norton

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Moreton-in-Marsh—Chipping Norton

Slow Ways added Morchi one, a new walk from Moreton-in-Marsh to Chipping Norton

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Shipton under Wychwood—Chipping Norton

Slow Ways added Shichi one, a new walk from Shipton under Wychwood to Chipping Norton

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Shipston-on-Stour—Chipping Norton

Slow Ways added Shipchi one, a new walk from Shipston-on-Stour to Chipping Norton

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Stow-on-the-Wold—Chipping Norton

Slow Ways added Stochi one, a new walk from Stow-on-the-Wold to Chipping Norton

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Chipping Norton, Wed 21 February

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Chipping Norton’s Slow Ways starting point

Grid ref

SP3134227059

Lat / Lon

51.94117° / -1.54546°

Easting / Northing

431,342E / 227,059N

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Facilities

Users have reported that the following facilities can be found within 1km of Chipping Norton'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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