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Saturday, 8 April 2017

Saturday Walk - Plentiful pubs en route

Extra Walk 176 - Banbury Circular
Length: 20 km (12.5 miles).
Extended walk option: 27.2km (16.9 miles).
Toughness: 3/10

Catch the 9:40 from London Marylebone, arrives Banbury 10:36.
A variation on the Kings Sutton walk starting and finishing at Banbury and taking the short-cut route to Charlton for lunch. You may combine the Banbury start / finish with the standard Kings Sutton walk for a longer 27.2km walk, with lunch at Aynho or Souldern or Croughton.

Banbury via Charlton gpx route (zip) T=swc.176


DAC said...

Intend going.

David Colver said...

Banbury Circular, Sat 8 April 2017

The posting for this walk didn't conform with every detail of the Trade Descriptions Act 1968, billing the distance as 12.5 miles rather than 14.5. Four completed it, with one more doing a longer variant, so n=5 altogether. w=Bright_warm_and_dry with spring making a very definite step forward compared with just a week ago.

The Rose and Crown in Charlton made for a very satisfactory lunch stop, not at all crowded. Banbury's renown for attractive tea places has yet to spread very far: three of us wound up in BB's Coffee and Muffin shop in Castle Quay shopping centre near the Town Hall, which provided sophistication and charm in the quantities you would expect.