Kirtlington - Bletchingdon

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Two lovely Oxfordshire villages feature on this walk, both of them built of attractive local stone cottages and houses, clustered around their respective greens.

The walk leaves Kirtlington through the wonderful parkland of the estate of the same name, to follow paths and bridleways through beautiful rural areas, where there is always woodland in sight. After visiting the charming village of Bletchingdon, the route goes to Pigeon's Lock, so called because of the Three Pigeons public house, now a private dwelling, that stands at the lockside; it once served the working boatmen as well as the locals.

The superb old Mill Lane bridleway track back to Kirtlington passes the canalside quarry site that once operated there. Now this is a nature reserve and Site of Special Scientific Interest, with paths running through it to enable the public to explore at leisure.

England - Central England - Oxfordshire - Countryside

Features

Birds, Butterflies, Church, Flowers, Food Shop, Great Views, Wildlife, Woodland
30/08/2011 - Walkingworld Administrator

Our thanks to Andrew Thomson for his update and photo for this walk. August. Adrian (Admin)

28/08/2011 - andrew thomson

The photo at point 10 has changed, the wood has gone and been replaced by new houses, but the path can still be seen going through to the field. The stile into the field has also gone.

12/03/2007 - Paul Collins

Definitely not a walk to do after a period of wet weather. Also the footpath between section 7 and 8 has been ploughed out by the farmer.

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