Published on October 12th, 2017 | by Keith McClellan0
Aynho Long Walk 12th October 2017
Only nine walkers set off down Green Lane in the sunshine this morning. The view across to Banbury and beyond was the prize we get for walking. We were soon passing Lower Walton Grounds Farm buildings and crossing the stream while Bandit had his usual wallow and shake. We climbed up to the copse which was amazingly dry and descended into Kings Sutton. Th funfair had gone as we crossed the green and followed the path around behind the village. There was a new herd of cows in the field we crossed near the station but they kept well away. The steep path up the hillside beside the station was drier than expected and the sunshine in the next large field was encouraging the removal of jackets. We intended to cross the field to the sewage works but it was freshly ploughed and chunky so we retraced our steps and took an alternative through some horse paddocks and emerged near the beehives opposite the Cemetery. From there we followed the track down to Lower Walton Grounds and climbed back to the village, emerging opposite Butts Close. 6.5 miles.