- Start – 4.6 miles from Bloxham
- Length of walk – 6.5 miles (10 km)
- Gently undulating
- Dog – friendly – but take a lead
Deddington is a pretty village with an attractive market place. Deddington Parish Church first appears in historical records in 1254. The massive west tower once had a tall spire that collapsed in 1634, damaging the rest of the church. Rebuilding had to await the end of the Civil War during which King Charles I had the church bells melted down for artillery.
There was also a Deddington Castle dating mostly to the 11th-14th centuries but this is now just a grass mound.
The walk starts in the MarketPlace, heads south-east and then loops north to Clifton. From here it goes north-west towards PaperMill cottages before looping back south-west to Deddington. The walk is signposted but when we walked this at least two signs were totally overgrown.
Deddington is about 6 miles (10 km) south of Banbury and 7 miles (11 km) from Junction 10 of the M40 motorway.
|D01||51 58.674||1 19.238||Walk through to the main Oxford Road and head south until you get to Chapmans Lane on the outskirts of the village.|
|D02||51 58.627||1 19.144||Head up Chapman Lane|
|D03||51 58.374||1 18.489||Left at the Farm and right at the T- junction past an aviary and farmhouse to a T-junction by a pond. (Look out for herons!)|
|D04||51 58.197||1 18.101||Right and continue to end of hedged lane.|
|D05||51 58.078||1 17.901||Left. Follow hedge and pass through 1st gate|
|D06||51 58.078||1 17.901||Through a further gate and diagonally right across a field. (Sheep!)|
|D07||51 58.074||1 17.575||Down the hill to South Brook. Left through 1st gate with hedge on your right alongside 2 fields|
|D08||51 58.276||1 17.289||At the end of 2nd field turn left and in 100m right through a gate along a field edge.|
|D09||51 58.419||1 17.201||Continue to a gate and along a hedged lane to Clifton|
|D10||51 58.948||1 17.265||Turn left at the Duke of Cumberland pub down the main road.|
|D11||51 58.935||1 17.397||Right opposite manor Farm up Tithe Lane.|
|D12||51 59.317||1 17.740||Pass a house after about 800m.|
|D13||51 59.683||1 17.842||There should be a waymark post about 600m further – before the track swings right. Turn left along the edge of a field – hedge on your right.|
|D14||51 59.650||1 18.061||At the end of the field turn left again to the end of the field.|
|D15||51 59.501||1 18.096||Right onto a track that goes left then right.|
|D16||51 59.438||1 18.113||Follow the track past houses and offices in the distance where it turns into a concrete road.NW|
|D17||51 59.201||1 18.702||Fork right diagonally across a field with Deddington church to your right.|
|D18||51 58.977||1 18.92||Arrive back in Deddington and bear right back to the villager centre along Earl Street|
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