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deddington to over worton
From Deddington Parish Church leave the Market Square at the NW corner passing the Deddington Arms and continue to traffic lights. Cross the road on the S side of the lights and turn S (left). Turn right down The Grove and continue onto a grassy lane which leads across fields under cables. Go through two metal gates and on to descend to a track. Cross this and and continue upwards towards the top left-hand corner of the field. Go through hedge into next field and cross this half left. Go through a hedge and continue on the path, passing through the hedge to reach a metalled track. Crossing the track continue across the field half left. Turn left into trees and follow the wire fence on your right round and down into a filed. Cross this and turn left on reaching the hedge at the bottom. Follow the hedge and at a footpath marker turn through the hedge down steps and into the next field via a footbridge over a stream. Go half left across the field to the hedge and another footbridge. In the next field go half right to filed boundary and continue in the same direction along the path to a stile in the hedge, Cross this and turn left along the road and over a bridge across a stream. Take the first right (signed Nether Worton Gated Road). Either follow the gated road past farm building on your left, turning up the hill and through two gates into Over Worton, then turning right after the first house on your right to pass in front of Worton House and reaching the church via an uphill path to your right; or at a footpath marker go over the fence on left and half right a short distance to another fence. Cross this fence and go across the next field diagonally to the right to a metal gate. Go through this and go three quarters right aiming for the end of the hedge of the farmhouse garden. Skirt the bottom of the garden with the hedge on your right and at the stile cross into the field and go diagonally across it. Leave the field by a gate just beyond double cable posts. Turn left on the track and then immediately half-right across the field skirting the tip of the pond and curving rightwards to a stile over the fence. Go diagonally up hill in the direction of Holy Trinity Church, Over Worton and enter the churchyard via a gate.
over worton to barford st john
Go through the gate at the N of the churchyard and down the field to a gate. Turn half left, go through a stile in the hedge and continue half right across the field to another stile. Crossing this continue across the field aiming slightly to the left of the large house ahead. Cross onto the road via a stile at the meeting of two fences. Turn left and then right for Nether Worton Church. Turn right out of the Church and right again on reaching the main road towards the Barfords. Either continue on this road into the Barfords (uphill and crossing a main road)or turn right into the grounds of Manor Farm, follow the waymarked path across the fields, taking the left hand of two possibilities at a junction of footpaths. Follow this path to the Barford road and turn right continuing up the hill, crossing a main road and coming down into Barford St Michael. On entering the village keep straight on with Townsend to your right to the Green and go down Murreys Lane to the right of the Green, turning right into Lower Street at the bottom. Continue to High Street and turn left across the bridge over the Swere and on to Barford St John. At the crossroads in Barford St John, turn right for Barford St John Church (signed) which is reached through the drive of Crown House, on the left (sign on right for St John's Church).
barford st. john to barford st. michael
Return to the crossroads and cross the road into Mead Lane. Go to the right of the farmhouse and through the farmyard. Turn left (the footpath signage here is misleading); go on round the corner of the field rightwards and over a footbridge on the left into the next field. Cross this diagonally (the path goes between two cable stanchions) and follow the path into and through trees, across a footbridge and up Mill Lane, past the Old Mill on your right. At the top of Mill Lane, turn right. Just after Church Street on the left are the steps and path leading up to St Michael's Church.
barford st. michael to south newington
From St Michael's return down the path and turn left out of the churchyard. Take the footpath on the right as you near the top of a rise on a slight leftwards bend in the road. Go 1/3 left across the field to a stile, after which continue slightly right of straight ahead to a stile at the corner of fence and garden. Over the stile turn right up the track and cross another stile straight ahead. Go down to and through a group of trees (footpath marker) and straight across the next field. Go through the hedge (gate, footbridge, gate) and slightly right to another gate. Go though this and up the field to the gate top-left. Through this, turn left along the hedge. At the field corner turn right along the hedge and descend the field with the hedge on your left until you reach a gate in the hedge. Go through this and across the field. Cross a footbridge and go through a gate and across the next field, than through another gate and across another field. At the field's end go through the gate and straight on along a track. Where the track bends right go straight on down a narrow lane and continue past Green Lane on your left, along The Town to the Church of St Peter ad Vincula on your right.
South Newington TO GREAT TEW
Leaving St Peter ad Vincula go up High Street and across the road at the top into Wom'll. Continue past the garage workshop on the right. Turn left into a field and then turn right down the field. At the bottom turn right through a gate. Ignore the footpath to your left and continue on the track through trees into the next field. Turn left and continue on the track. After a wire fence on your left turn right at a meeting of tracks and follow the track round a left hand bend and up the hill. Follow the track up to the farm building and skirt these, keeping them to your left. Turn right at the cottages and continue to the main road. Go across and keep on down the hill. Pass Cottenham Farm on the left and at a fork in front of a gate go left. Keep on this track and eventually where there is a gate into a field on your right and an option to go straight on, follow the track round a left hand bend and on up into Great Tew (Beebole Cottage is the first cottage you come to on your right). At the Green in the village continue between the School on your right and the Falkland Arms on your left and on (ignoring the turn to your left) past some cottages until you reach a path going right uphill. Take this path and turn left up the road and continue on past Great Tew House on your left until you reach a rusticated classical gateway on your left. Turn through this and follow the path to the Church of St Michaels and All Angels.
St. Michael and All Angels, Great tew to kiddington church
After visiting the Church return to the road and turn left. Cross the road you reach and proceed on the footpath (house to left) past ruins to your right. Go on down the field and through the hedge. Turn left and follow the hedge, go through two gates and then half right, passing Tracey Farm Cottage to your left, and through a further gate. Turn left onto the road and continue until the road bends left. Turn right (signed Gaginwell 11/4) and continue, After a long field, go through some trees, and pass two storage cylinders on your left. Cross the field and enter trees. Where the path turns right go left. Continue between hedges and onto a track to the main road. At a left-hand bend cross the road and go down the restricted byway (road sign for The Bartons, Enstone and Sandford). Continue on the byway where it leaves the field. At a crossing of tracks, keep the gate on your left and continue until you reach a marker signing a footpath leftwards up a slope. Follow this as indicated into a field and continue with hedge on right to the corner of the field. Go through the hedge and continue (hedge on right) down into Radford. Turn right along the main street, noting the Pugin chapel on your left and then turn left after the offices at the end of the village down the hill on a road marked as unsuitable for motor vehicles, past The Mill, Radford, continuing on the road until you reach the entrance to Kiddington Hall on your right (sign Footpath, Kiddington Church). Enter the grounds of the Hall ,continue towards the main house and then fork right up a slope, reaching the entrance to the churchyard of Kiddington Church on your left.
kiddington church to fawler
Coming out of the churchyard turn left and follow the path (a marker 'Public Footpath this way') past a dovecote on your left down to the lake. Go across the bridge and turn left at the footpath sign. Enter trees and continue up onto a metalled track with houses on your right and reaching a road with the remains of a stone cross to your left and a cottage in front of you turn right. Cross the A44 and go down the road towards Ditchley. At a fork keep right on the road and at the Ditchley Park: Private sign fork left and continue, eventually passing a house on your left and reaching the main road. Cross this and go down the drive (restricted byway) towards Newbarn Farm. As the driveway bends left continue straight on to reach some gates. Continue through the gate ahead of you and onto a bridleway. Follow this until you reach a crossing of tracks with a corrugated iron barn at some distance to your left. Turn right here (bridleway marker on a telegraph pole to the right). Continue to the farm cottages (on your right) and turn left and immediately right to go through a gate (Oxfordshire Way sign). Continue with the hedge on your left until you reach a track. Turn right and go up and round a left hand bend. Continue until you reach a crossing of bridleways. turn left down the slope and on reaching the road turn left into Fawler.
fawler to Finstock
Shortly after entering Fawler village, turn right onto a road leading down a hill and keep right at a fork until you reach a Thames Water building on your right. Cross the stile and cross the field to a gate and proceed under the railway line and over the footbridge across the Evenlode. Continue on a path with the river on your right. Coming through a gate continue straight up the field and go through the gate at the far end. Ignore possibilities to right and left and continue straight ahead on a Restricted Byway up into the village, emerging opposite the Plough Inn. Go right and right again with the Plough Inn now behind you (signed Charlbury 2 1/2, Village Hall), then shortly right up Well Hill and into School Road. After Walker's Height and Hill Crescent on the right take the footpath on the left of the road just before Old School House (railings). Skirt the School and Jubilee Playground. After the playground go right to reach the churchyard and Holy Trinity Church.
holy trinity church, finstock to wilcote
After visiting the Church, retrace your steps to the Plough Inn and with the Plough to your left go up a footpath, through a gate and continue to a further gate. Go through this and ignoring a possibility to the right continue with the hedgerow on your left. Cross the field beneath telegraph cables and continue beneath the cables down to the road. Turn left and follow the road into Wilcote.
wilcote to North Leigh Church
Turn right at a footpath sign (there are others on the left; if you wish to visit Wilcote Church continue on the road past the footpath sign for a short distance to reach the Church on your right and then retrace your steps to the sign and turn left). Go between houses to reach a wooden dovecot,e at which turn right. Curve left (ignoring an option for straight on) and go between hedges and then a hedge on the left and fence on the right. Follow the path round a right hand bend and go through a gate. Go down the field between an avenue of ancient trees. Passing a stone well enclosure to your left cross a stile/go through a gate at the bottom of the field and continue on through a kissing gate. Go half-left across the field and then leftish, aiming slightly to the right of the farmhouse (Bridewell Farm) ahead of you. Go slightly right along a hedge and turn left with the front of the farmhouse on your left. At the end of the garden, turn right (way marker on your right). Follow the hedge uphill with the hedge on your left. When the hedge stops, continue on across the field towards North Leigh Church. Go through some trees at the field edge and continue on with a wire fence to your left. On the metalled road continue to the Church which can be accessed through a gate in the churchyard wall on your right.
north leigh church to freeland
Leave the Church through the main gate to the East. Turn right along the road and then left onto a footpath shortly after the Old Vicarage on your right. Continue down to a filed, cross this and then go throuhg the hedge and up the next field. Near the top of the field (but before the top left corner turn left - if you reach a footbridge you will have gone to far up the field - and enter trees. Coming out of the trees and with the hedge and then wall on your right continue on towards Perrotts Hill Farm Go through a gate near the wall and down a track with the farmhouse on your left. Go across a cattle-grid and turn left (small pond opposite). Go past the farmhouse on your left and follow the track to the road. Passing Cuckoo Lane on your right continue to Wroslyn Road. Cross into Wroslyn Road and continue on it into Freeland, reaching the Church on the right side of the road after about a mile. The Old Parsonage, the Guest House of Freeland Convent) is also on the right side of the road, shortly before the Church.
freeland to church hanborough
From Freeland Church turn right along Wroslyn Road and shortly after cross the road and turn left down Pigeon House Lane. Follow the road into Church Hanborough, turning left at the T-junction for the Church of St Peter and St Paul, a few yards up on the left.
the Church of St. Peter and St. Paul, CHURCH HANBOROUGH to st. leonard's church, EYNSHAM
Coming back the road from the Church turn right, go past Pigeon House Lane and as the road bends left turn right (no through road and footpath markers.) At the entrance to Pear Tree Farm go through a gate (footpath marker with 'Eynsham 2 1/2 miles). As the track turns right come off it leftwards and go through a gate, down the hill with the hedge on your left and through another gate. Turn right with the hedge on your right and follow the hedge round a corner and then after a short while turn left to cross the field, aiming left of the net enclosures (the line of the path may be rather indistinct). Turn left at the track and at a warning of shooting notice turn right. Go through a gate and on towards the house. Go through another gate and along the track with houses on your right. Follow the road round a left-hand bend and then right through a gate onto a footpath. Continue on this past the depot on your right, crossing the road at its entrance and reaching a gate. Turn right at the gate and go on through another gate. Continue until you reach a bridleway marker on a telegraph pole to your left and then turn left. Continue to the A 40 and cross this via a pedestrian refuge. On the south side of the A 40 continue down a path to reach Spareacre Lane. Go left along Spareacre Lane, passing Stratford Drive on your right, Marlborough Place on your left and Back Lane on your right, until you reach Mill Street. Turn right into Mill Street. On reaching a crossroads (Acre End Street to right), turn left into the Square on which St Leonard's Church is situated. Much of the site of the great medieval Abbey of Eynsham lies behind St. Leonard's.
St. leonard's church to St. Michael's Church, STANTON HARCOURT
Turn right out the Square and go along Oxford Road passing Queen Street on your left. At 4, Oxford Road, turn right into the Recreation Ground (or, if you want to omit the Stanton Harcourt loop, continue on Oxford Road to the roundabout and then Swinford toll bridge over the Thames, after which, turn left down the embankment and right at the river to reach Eynsham Lock) Go to the end of the Car Park and turn right across the field, noting stones from Eynsham Abbey formed into a mount for one of Heritage Trail boards which at various points in Eynsham give information about the Abbey. At the top left-hand corner of the field cross the footbridge and the road. Go down the steps and through a gate and turn 1/4 left across the field. Go through a gate and over a footbridge. Go through a further gate and cross the field slightly right of a point half way between pylons to where a pot-and-rail fence on your left meets the hedge opposite. Go through the gate, 1/2 left across the field and through another gate. Go 1/4 left towards the far hedge and the top left-hand corner of the field. Go through the gate and turn left onto the track (bridleway marker). Go on over a bridge and follow the track as it swings right. Continue on the track some distance until for reach farm building. With the main building on your left go down and alley of trees and after the cottage on your right turn 1/2 right off the track aiming for the right-hand end of a fence with a gate. Continue along the left side of the field with the hedge on your left. Entering trees at the corner of the field, cross a waterway (two gates) and continue down the next field with the hedge to your right. At the end of the field (gates to left) turn right over a footbridge and along a footpath( signed) with the field hedge on your left. Continue to the hedge ahead of you and,, keeping on the footpath look for a stile in the hedge on your left (footpath marker). Go over the stile and through the hedge and turn 3/4 right (the line of the path can be indistinct) towards a footbridge in the far hedge. Over the bridge, cross to the other side of the field and turn left along a line of trees. Go through the gate ahead (not to the right) and continue to a further gate (wire fence to left, hedge to right) and a metalled road. Go straight on past Duck End Lane and Burr Close on your left. On a right-hand bend at a traffic mirror turn left down a lane. Follow this over a bridge (stream now on your right) until you pass a School on your left and reach the main road. At the main road turn left and as the road bends right, go down the lane towadrds St Michael's Church.
St. Michael's Church to eynsham lock
Return to the road from the Church and turn left. Continue round the bend of the road and then turn left down Steadys Lane. Leaving the houses on your right continue on through a gate and down a metalled track to where it comes to an end at a gate. Go through the gate and turn left and then 1/2 right at the entry to the next field (waymarker on gatepost) to a gate in the far right-hand corner. Go through the gate and over a stream and left into the next field. Cross this, aiming for the far right-hand corner. Go through the gate and follow thr river bank on your right until the river bends righ, Go through the gate and turn somewhat right towards Pinkill LOck beneath tress (a sliuice can be seen; do not go towards the visible gate). Go through a gate, cross the sluice and continue through trees to the lock, Cross the lock and leave it t its southern end where there is a marker indicating Thames Path: Godstow 5 miles. Turn left and continue to the river bank and follow the path which will take you over a bridge and rightwards onto the main road. Turn left at the road and then left after about 200 metres into the boatyard (signed Thames Path) and right when you reach the river (signed Thames Path National Trail). Follow the riverside path to Swinford Bridge and then Eynsham Lock.
EYNSHAM LOCK TO Godstow Priory
Leave the lock by the riverside path (Thames Way) and continue until you enter FAI farms land (see notice). At this point either r turn right along the field boundary (there is, however, no right of way) and go up to the edge of Wytham Wood and turn left. Keeping the wood on your right cross a stile and then at a gate and further stile turn right onto a track which leads you up to the edge of Wytham Wood again. The track eventually descends to gates into the wood, at which point turn left along the track and shortly after right over a stile into a field. With the hedgerow on your right continue. going through a gate and over a stile. Follow the footpath with the hedgerow on your right. Go through the hedge ahead of you, turn left and go down to the end of the field. Cross the road and go down the drive towards Wytham Mill. \With outbuilding on your right and the Mill house on your left continue to a footbridge over a stream and turn half right (signs Oxford Green Belt way and Circular Walk) to cross the field to reach a stile in the hedgerow. Cross this and the next field to reach a metalled track with a gate beyond; or continue along the Thames path by the river, following a large right hand bend and coming eventually to a metalled track which leads you to a gate to the river bank just before the road bridge carrying the Western bypass (A34). Go through the gate and turn right at the river bank, passing under the Western bypass (A34). Continue along the river bank to reach a gate. Go through this, over Godstow Road and through another gate. The ruins of Godstow Priory are ahead of you to the right.
Godstow priory to St. Margaret’s Church, BINSEY
From the ruins continue through Godstow Lock and along the Thames Path until you reach the track that to Binsey Village. Follow this to the Village (The Perch Pub and Restaurant is to your right) and follow the road you meet (Binsey Lane) past the houses and round a right-hand bend. The road takes you to St Margaret's Church. St Margaret’s Well is in the churchyard near the West end of the church.
St. Margaret’s Church to st. barnabas church
Retrace your steps to the river and turn right. Go past Medley Sailing Club and Bossoms Boatyard on your right. Cross the bridge and turn right and cross the next bridge and go through a gate onto Port Meadow. Cross this by the track and leave Port Meadow through a gate opposite Waltonwell Car Park. Go left on the road to cross the bridge over railway and canal. Cross William Lucy way and take the ramp from Waltonwell Road down to the canal path. Continue to the next bridge and cross that into Mount Place. Turn right along canal Street to reach St Barnabas Church.
St. barnabas church to St. Aloysius church
Go down St Barnabas Street and left into Great Clarendon Street. Continue past the Oxford University Press on your right to Walton Street and turn right, passing the entrance to the Press. Cross Walton Street, continue to Little Clarendon Street, turn left down this and left again at the end to reach St Aloysius Church (the Oxford Oratory), a few metres up on the left.
St. Aloysius Church to st. clements church
From St Aloysius turn right down Woodstock Road and then St Giles, passing Pusey House and Blackfriars on your right. Cross Beaumont Road at the traffic lights and continue down Magdalen Street, across George Street and into Cornmarket. Go down Cornmarket and turn left along High Street to reach the University Church on your left. From the University Church continue eastwards along High Street, crossing Longwall Street to reach Magdalen College on your left and Magdalen Bridge. Having crossed the bridge keep left at the Plain roundabout and proceed along St Clements and London Place. At the traffic lights turn left along Marston Road and go on to St Clements Church on the left after Cherwell Street.
St. Clements Church to trinity college
From St Clements Church retrace your steps across Magdalen Bridge. At the entrance to Magdalen College cross the High Street (pedestrian refuge) and go down Rose Lane. Entering Christ Church Meadow turn right along Merton College Wall and then right through a gate. The path takes you between Merton College and Corpus Christ College into Merton Street. Turn left and then right into Oriel Square to reach Oriel College. From the College continue north up Oriel Lane, cross the High Street and continue north up Turl Street. Cross Broad Street to reach Trinity College.