Banbury Circular walk

A peaceful circular walk with a variety of lunch stops.


This is a list of previous times this walk has been done by the club (since Jan 2010). For more recent events (since April 2015), full details are shown.

Date # Post
Sat, 23-Sep-17 4

Cromwell's stronghold

SWC Walk 293 – Banbury Circular
Length: 17.2km (10.7 miles) / 32.5 km (20.2 miles)
Toughness: 2 out of 10

Catch the 9:40 from London Marylebone arrives Banbury 10:36.

This is a map based walk, so there are only basic directions included, with more detail in certain sections (Deddington option) where it is not so obvious.

Short walk: The recommended pub The Black Boy Inn, Milton is open at the weekend. (Noted as they've had to close for periods during the week due to the nearby road closure affecting business.) It would be advisable to phone on the day to check (otherwise you may opt for an early lunch at the Horse and Jockey or The Plough at Bodicote or a later lunch at one of the pubs in Bloxham).

Longer walk via Deddington: Lunch at one of the Deddington pubs.

Fast return trains: xx:04 xx:40, then final slow trains at 21:45 and 22:16 T=3.293
Intend going (via Deddington).
4 on this walk. Pleasant honey coloured villages and large arable fields were noticeable on this walk. Accidentally walked through the garden of a farmer, who was naturally really cross, however I thought he was a bit churlish in not accepting our apologies. Two of us stayed on in Banbury to visit, the museum is recommended but the Banbury Cross was a bit disappointing sitting as it does on a busy roundabout. Tea and Banbury cakes (bought in the museum) were enjoyably consumed on the way home.