Get out and enjoy the Aynho countryside!
On the right of this page you can download guides for a number of circular walks using the footpaths and bridleways of the parish, so that Aynho residents and visitors can enjoy the countryside knowing that they are using, in most cases, ancient rights of way. All the footpaths are waymarked with the Northamptonshire black arrows.
Local landowners have been very co-operative in keeping the paths open and clear. In return walkers should be meticulous about following the country code.
- Guard against all risk of fire.
- Fasten all gates.
- Keep dogs under close control.
- Use gates and stiles to cross fences, hedges and walls.
- Leave livestock, crops and machinery alone.
- Take litter home.
- Help to keep all water clean.
- Protect wildlife, plants and trees.
- Take special care on country roads.
- Make no unnecessary noise.
Farmers particularly ask walkers to keep to the rights of way and to ensure dogs do not disturb livestock, game birds or wildlife.
It is also important to remember that ancient monuments are protected by law in order to ensure their survival. Please respect them and other archaeological sites.
The walks are from three to five miles long and take between two and two and a half hours. Refreshment is available on the way round if the walk is timed appropriately. All the walks demand strong footwear, and some are quite muddy if the weather has been wet.
If you know any good walks we’ve not mentioned here let us know and we’ll add them for everyone to enjoy!
A good map for walking in the area is always useful. The map for our area is the Ordanance Survey Explorer 191 Banbury, Bicester & Chipping Norton and Brackley – £6.99 from the Old Hall Bookshop in Brackley, or the Banbury Tourist Information Centre. This also shows all the public rights of way in the area.
Enjoy your walking!