Napton Windmill Circular

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From the peaceful village green surrounded with attractive houses and cottages, the route climbs the High Street, then drops to pastureland below the village. It leads to the Oxford Canal on its descent from the summit via the locks. Following the towpath past The Folly pub, famous for its pies, the canal then follows the twisting, winding route round the contours of the land, eventually leaving it to start the ascent to Naptom.

The walk passes the huge crater where once clay was quarried to make bricks. The climb to a height of 500ft provides distant views across the wide vista of seven counties. The windmill at the top is a fine feature of Napton and the Church of St Lawrence nearby also occupies a lofty position. It is but a short distance down to the village green.

England - Central England - Warwickshire - Countryside

13/11/2011 - RON & JENNY MITCHELL

Walk can be be simplyfied by going down hill from Crown Inn. Taking first left into Dog lane and then the footpath just after the school on the right. Then continue from Ref.4 Going from the Granary involves crossing working farm with livestock and little to see.

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