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New Yatt Circular

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New Yatt Circular
Author: witneyman, Published: 24 Apr 2016 Walk rating : Rating:star0 New Yatt Circular Oxfordshire Walking Guidestar0 New Yatt Circular Oxfordshire Walking Guidestar0 New Yatt Circular Oxfordshire Walking Guidestar0 New Yatt Circular Oxfordshire Walking Guidestar0 New Yatt Circular Oxfordshire Walking Guide
Oxfordshire, New Yatt
Walk Type: Footpaths and byways
New Yatt Circular
Length: 6 miles,  Difficulty: boot New Yatt Circular Oxfordshire Walking Guide
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A 6 mile circular walk starting from the Oxfordshire village of New Yatt. The walk includes field paths, riverside paths and some short paved road sections. There are fine views along the way making it well worth exploring this beautiful area.

The walk is relatively flat though there are a few gentle inclines. There are a number of stiles and kissing gates to negotiate on route. You may come across livestock in some of the fields.

The walk starts from the village of New Yatt at the junction of New Yatt Lane and Farm Lane. The approximate post code is OX29 6TG. Street parking available in the village.

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Walk Sections

Start to Right Turn

Start point: 51.8143 lat, -1.4567 long
End point: 51.82 lat, -1.4586 long

Walk down Farm Lane. After about 200 yards the tarmac road becomes a track and there is a footpath sign. Ignore the first right turn, instead turn right at the second footpath on the right.

Right Turn to Gap in Hedge
Right Turn to Gap in Hedge

Start point: 51.82 lat, -1.4586 long
End point: 51.8222 lat, -1.4577 long

Follow the track (with a hedge on the left) to a gap in the hedge. After 100 yards take an unsignposted track on the right. Follow the field border with a hedge on the left. At the end of the first field pass through a large gap in the hedge and continue straight ahead.

Gap in Hedge to Road
Gap in Hedge to Road

Start point: 51.8222 lat, -1.4577 long
End point: 51.8298 lat, -1.448 long

Follow the path as it bends right and then immediately left at a footpath sign. Reach a building with a footpath sign and a stream on the right. Bear right along the edge of the field with a hedge on the right. At the end of the field, turn left and then immediately right across a footbridge over a stream. Cross the field along the path towards the road.

Road to Railway Bridge
Road to Railway Bridge

Start point: 51.8298 lat, -1.448 long
End point: 51.8409 lat, -1.4404 long

At the road turn right and then left at the crossroads and continue on this quiet road. Carry straight ahead at the crossroads. At the railway bridge turn right and follow the road as it bends left.

Railway Bridge to Footbridge
Railway Bridge to Footbridge

Start point: 51.8409 lat, -1.4404 long
End point: 51.8436 lat, -1.4374 long

After half a mile, take the track on the right signposted Stonesfield. Follow the track across the field with a bench on the left which has a splendid view. Ignore a gate on the left and cross over a stile. Carry on for a few yards to a track leading you to a footbridge on your right over the river.

Footbridge to Right Fork
Footbridge to Right Fork

Start point: 51.8456 lat, -1.4304 long
End point: 51.8428 lat, -1.4311 long

Cross the footbridge and in about 200 yards take a right fork over a stile.

Right Fork to Bridge Over Stream
Right Fork to Bridge Over Stream

Start point: 51.8428 lat, -1.4311 long
End point: 51.8368 lat, -1.4413 long

Follow the path as it winds its way beside the river (on your right), under a railway bridge and arrives at a small bridge over a stream.

Bridge Over Stream to Holly Court Farm
Bridge Over Stream to Holly Court Farm

Start point: 51.8368 lat, -1.4413 long
End point: 51.8303 lat, -1.441 long

Cross the bridge, turn right on the road and immediately left at a crossroads signposted North Leigh. After 50 yards take the bridleway on the left. A delightful little stream is on your left. At Holly Court Farm turn right and take the bridleway past the buildings.

Holly Court Farm to North Leigh Church
Holly Court Farm to North Leigh Church

Start point: 51.8303 lat, -1.441 long
End point: 51.8203 lat, -1.439 long

Continue to the road, turn left and take the footpath on the right. Keep straight ahead by the fence and after a short descent and climb go through a kissing gate. Cross another stile and bear left to follow the farm track to North Leigh Church.

North Leigh Church to End
North Leigh Church to End

Start point: 51.8203 lat, -1.439 long
End point: 51.8143 lat, -1.4567 long

Just beyond the church take the path into the churchyard and turn right following the path with the church on your right. Towards the end of the churchyard go through a kissing gate following a footpath sign into a garden. Cross the bottom of the garden to another kissing gate and take the path signposted diagonally across a field. Go through two kissing gates and continue in the same direction. Go through a gap between the hedge, follow the field boundary on the left to a small footbridge and another kissing gate to Farm Lane. Turn left back along Farm Lane which leads you back to the start.

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The information in this guide has been provided in good faith and is intended only as a guide, not a statement of fact. You are advised to check the accuracy of the information provided and should not use this guide for navigational directions nor should you rely on the accuracy of the weather forecast. You are advised to take appropriate clothing, footwear, equipment and navigational materials with you according to the current and possible weather and nature of the terrain. Always follow the country code and follow any additional warnings or instructions that may be available. Some walks may be very strenuous and you are advised to seek medical advice if you have any doubts as to your capability to complete the walk.

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