Woodford Walks

There are some wonderful walks in and around Woodford. Here are some of them, tried and tested by our previous Footpath Warden, Joe Pitt. (The new footpath warden is Jim McDermott and he can be contacted at jimmcdermott15@talktalk.net)

Jurassic Way SignpostThese walks have been published in the WOW but are collected here to make them easily available. If you are walking around Woodford you may find an Ordnance Survey Explorer Map 206 helpful. You can get it from bookshops, newsagents, stationers or online here. Also see our Local Footpaths page and the Woodford Walks Facebook page.

Each walk can be found here on the web site or as a handy downloadable document with a map for you to take on your walk.

#1. A Ramble to Church Charwelton & Back

#2 Cherry Tree Farm

#3 West Farndon & The Jurassic Way

#4 Eydon & Jack’s Forge

#5 To Woodfordhill

#6 Towards Charwelton and Back On The Jurassic Way

There is also a short walk around the village to explore some of the Woodford’s railway history. You can download a walk guide here.

Other Nearby Walks

If you like walking, there is a useful web site called John Harris’s Walking In Northants which has details of other walks and walking clubs. You can find more local walks on his “Walks Near Daventry” page.

You can also find walks nearby on the Walking Britain web site. Here’s a link to a walk from Woodford to Hellidon and Badby. There are other nearby walks listed on the bottom of the page.

One of the UK’s Long Distance Footpaths, the Jurassic Way, runs through the parish. It covers 88 miles from Banbury to Stamford in Lincolnshire, you can find out more about it and download guides to the route from this page on the Long Distance Walkers Association web site.

Bill Reid, who was a fireman and used to work coal trains too and from Woodford via Oxford and Banbury in the latter couple of years up to closure, has created a page with walks around Woodford’s railway past. You can find them here: Woodford Halse Railway Walks