Cottisford - Juniper Hill - Tusmore Park - Cottisford

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The tiny picturesque hamlets of Cottisford and Juniper Hill are the setting for Flora Thompson's famous trilogy, 'Larkrise to Candleford'. She was born in 1876, the oldest of ten children and grew up in the harsh, traditional country way of life, becoming a post office assistant in nearby Fringford when she was fourteen. From her home in Juniper Hill, she walked to Cottisford School every day and to church on Sundays. Her wonderful descriptive writings, using real people and places for the basis of her books, capture the essence of this bygone age, an important piece of social history. The beautiful surrounding countryside was where she found solitude and it offers the same qualities to today's travellers as it did then.

England - Central England - Oxfordshire - Countryside


Birds, Butterflies, Church, Flowers, Great Views, Wildlife, Woodland
4/10/2012 - Walkingworld Admin

Our thanks to Ron & Jenny Glynn for their updates for this walk. April 2012. Adrian (Admin)

4/5/2012 - Ron and Jenny Glynn

Ron & Jenny Glynn would like to thank Karl and Christine Watts for their useful comments which were clear and helpful. The walk has now been amended and the dangerous stile has been reported.

3/18/2012 - Karl and Christine Watts

The start of the walk has been altered. The footpath beside Millstone/Stone barn is closed off. A new path is sign posted nearer the crossroads, beside an electricity sub-station. Take 2 metal gates to reach the paddock. At walk point 2, cross the stile and a footbridge to reach the path leading upwards to Windmill Hook. At walk point 8 the path bearing right across the field had not been marked. Aim to the left of the pair of large trees in the middle of the hedge line. There is a very poor stile to cross the hedge leading to a marked path towards walk point 9.

5/25/2008 - Darren Duncan

A pub called the Butchers Arms just a short drive away from start/finish point does a huge and I mean HUGE sunday roast and pudding yummy!

5/25/2008 - Darren Duncan

Some of the stiles are now double kissing gates and the 1st right hand turn at Mill Stone Barn is now called Stone Barn. Was a good walk but some of the farming fields have not been kept very walker friendly towards the halfway point.

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