Kidlington

Oxfordshire


Slow Ways linking Kidlington and Bicester, Brill, Deddington, Eynsham, Oxford, Woodstock (West Oxfordshire)

Progress towards triple-checked route options for Kidlington’s six Slow Ways: 54%

Drawn: 6/6
reviewed: 5/6
verified: 1/6
and surveyed: 1/6

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Walk to Kidlington from further afield

Slow Way Route To do
Deddington—Kidlington
Deddingkid one Pioneer me Distance 24km/15mi Ascent 232m Descent 168m
Eynsham—Kidlington
Eynkid one Verify me Distance 9km/5mi Ascent 21m Descent 27m
Kidlington—Bicester
Kidbic one

Double check Distance 16km/10mi Ascent 46m Descent 39m
Kidlington—Bicester
Kidbic two Verify me Distance 17km/11mi Ascent 246,838m Descent 246,830m
Kidlington—Brill
Kidbri one Verify me Distance 23km/14mi Ascent 93m Descent 215m
Kidlington—Brill
Kidbri two Verify me Distance 21km/13mi Ascent 94m Descent 215m
Kidlington—Oxford
Kidoxf one Enjoy me Distance 9km/6mi Ascent 20m Descent 17m
Woodstock (West Oxfordshire)—Kidlington
Wookid one Verify me Distance 8km/5mi Ascent 29m Descent 64m
Woodstock (West Oxfordshire)—Kidlington
Wookid two Verify me Distance 8km/5mi Ascent 47m Descent 11m

Collective progress

72% of Kidlington’s routes are drawn, reviewed, surveyed and/or verified

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drawn

8/9

reviewed

8/9

surveyed

1/9

verified

6 people have contributed to Kidlington’s Slow Ways

1 people have pledged to walk and review a route

9 people have surveyed a route in Kidlington

110km out of 134km have been walked and reviewed

143km of reviews have been shared in Kidlington

Latest Updates

Martin McGovern surveyed Kidbri one

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I haven't flagged this route for safety, but please heed the warning above, and don't try this route in winter, or when the Cherwell is running high. One other point: I explored another route, which goes under the A34 where it crosses the Cherwell. Having got the route explanations out of the way, nearly all of this route is the same as Kidbri Two, so I've simply repeated the body of the text from that....

Martin McGovern

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Martin McGovern took this photo on Kidbri one

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Martin McGovern surveyed Kidbic two

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Kidlington—Bicester

Martin McGovern added Kidbic two, a new walk from Kidlington to Bicester

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Most of it is fine, but it takes you directly across the Wendlebury Interchange - the roundabout where the M40 and A34 meet. There's no bridge or underpass, so it's extremely dangerous. I'm uploading an alternative route....

Martin McGovern

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After a short section through the old market town, the route passes the Bicester Village shopping complex....

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Martin McGovern took this photo on Kidbic two

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The initial stretch between the station and canal route can be tricky to keep track of as there are many turns, but once on the canal path it's fairly easy to follow (and there are several signs to help get to the towpath, even if it's not strictly the way this route suggests.) As previous reviewers have mentioned, the stretch along the canal from Wolvercote has been recently resurfaced, making it nice and smooth for going by wheel. The views are plentiful and ever-changing, both with season and distance - it starts off with many houses on the banks, passes a school, under a dual carriageway and then meanders past some greener pastures and a pond that was just teeming with birds when we passed! All ascents and descents are fairly minimal and unnoticeable, too, which is great for those not a fan of big hills....

fliss.harper

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Martin McGovern surveyed Kidbri two

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Kidlington—Brill

Martin McGovern added Kidbri two, a new walk from Kidlington to Brill

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One obstacle - the ditch near Sermin's Copse doesn't have a bridge - it isn't very wide but the bushes along it are quite dense, which makes crossing it by jumping a little challenging....

Martin McGovern

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Martin McGovern took this photo on Kidbri two

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I tried cycling it: the section from Kidlington to the A44 was OK on a hybrid bike (half-way between a mountain mike and a more traditional road machine), but was muddy and uneven - I wouldn't ride it on anything less rugged, and don't recommend this section for wheelchairs or buggies. At the time of writing (May 2021), the section from the A44 to Godstow Road is being resurfaced, which should bring it up to the standard of the southern section, which is suitable for wheels....

Martin McGovern

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Martin McGovern surveyed Eynkid one

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But it wasn't as I feared: once you take into account that Cassington Road leaving Eynsham is gated, and consequently access only, and that Yarnton Lane isn't suitable for motor vehicles, the balance in favour of quieter walking is restored, with the additional benefit that a significant amount of the route is paved....

Martin McGovern

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Martin McGovern took this photo on Eynkid one

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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. 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.....

Martin McGovern

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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. 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.....

Martin McGovern

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Lodge101 surveyed Deddingkid one

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Lodge101 surveyed Kidoxf one

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We walked this route from Kidlington to Woodstock. 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....

RCS

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Vehicle traffic is largely avoided except for the crossing of the A44 at Begbroke; the A4095 in Bladon and the A44 approach into Woodstock. The route also uses a railway level crossing on the edge of Kidlington....

Ian Warren

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Kidlington

Lodge101 surveyed Kidlington

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Woodstock (West Oxfordshire)—Kidlington

Lodge101 added Wookid two, a new walk from Woodstock (West Oxfordshire) to Kidlington

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The lovely Port Meadow runs parallel to the towpath after Wolvercote so you may want to detour ever so slightly from the towpath to amble through the meadow; The Perch Inn makes for a good spot to fill your boots before finishing off the last couple of miles into Oxford...

PeteDouglas

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Deddington—Kidlington

Slow Ways added Deddingkid one, a new walk from Deddington to Kidlington

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Eynsham—Kidlington

Slow Ways added Eynkid one, a new walk from Eynsham to Kidlington

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Kidlington—Bicester

Slow Ways added Kidbic one, a new walk from Kidlington to Bicester

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Kidlington—Brill

Slow Ways added Kidbri one, a new walk from Kidlington to Brill

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Kidlington—Oxford

Slow Ways added Kidoxf one, a new walk from Kidlington to Oxford

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Woodstock (West Oxfordshire)—Kidlington

Slow Ways added Wookid one, a new walk from Woodstock (West Oxfordshire) to Kidlington

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Kidlington, Tue 31 January

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Kidlington’s Slow Ways starting point

Grid ref

SP4900014060

Lat / Lon

51.82303° / -1.29044°

Easting / Northing

449,000E / 214,060N

Facilities

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