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|Fifield and Foxholes Nature Reserve|
|Author: witneyman, Published: 04 May 2016||Walk rating : Rating:|
|This is a very pleasant circular walk from the Cotswold village of Fifield. The walk passes through Foxholes Nature Reserve. This tranquil woodland, once part of the ancient forest of Wychwood, is one of the best bluebell woods in Oxfordshire. |
Apart from two very short uphill sections with steps the route is mostly flat. There are a number of kissing gates on route.
The walk starts at The Green at the junction of High Street and Church Street in the Cotswold village of Fifield. Approximate post code OX7 6HF. Roadside parking is available in the village but please park with respect for local residents.
|Start to Stream|
Start point: 51.8681 lat, -1.6524 long
From the north-west corner of The Green (just by a small 30mph sign) pass through a kissing gate onto a path with a stone wall on the left and a tall hedge on the right. Go through a second kissing gate and continue along the path in the same direction. Pass through two wooden kissing gates and then a metal kissing gate. Descend some steps to a footbridge, pass through another gate and ascend the steps on the other side. After 200 yards the path descends steeply again to another footbridge over a stream and then rises up steps on the other side. Continue straight ahead across a field to another kissing gate and then follow the path with a field on the right and a hedge on the left. At the end of the field pass through a gate and follow the path as it starts to swing right towards some houses and crosses a small stream.
|Stream to Footbridge|
Start point: 51.8769 lat, -1.6583 long
Bear diagonally right across the field towards a kissing gate in the hedge. Cross a small footbridge and follow the path through a field in the same direction. Go through a gate at the end of the field and continue along the path in the same direction. When you reach a hedge continue in the same direction with the hedge and a stream on your right. At the corner of the field go through another kissing gate and across another footbridge.
|Footbridge to Path into Woods|
Start point: 51.874 lat, -1.649 long
Turn left after crossing the footbridge and walk along the edge of the field with the hedgerow on your left. Follow the path as it bends right and go through a large gap in the hedge to a waypoint sign at the corner of Starveall Wood.
|Path into Woods to Right Fork|
Start point: 51.8763 lat, -1.644 long
Turn left at the waypoint along the path that runs along the edge of the wood. At a meeting of tracks in about 200 yards, follow the sign to the left. Shortly take a right-hand fork.
|Right fork to Foxholes Nature Reserve|
Start point: 51.8801 lat, -1.6425 long
In 200 yards turn left at a Public Footpath sign and follow the path as it winds through the wood to reach an information sign for Foxholes Nature Reserve.
|Foxholes Nature Reserve to Duckboards|
Start point: 51.8825 lat, -1.6402 long
Turn right and at the next waypoint sign turn right again. At the next waypoint sign turn left over a small footbridge signposted Wildlife Walk. At the next waypoint sign turn right along the Permissive Footpath. Cross some duckboards over a boggy section of the woodland.
|Duckboards to End|
Start point: 51.8792 lat, -1.6354 long
Turn right. Keep straight ahead along the broad path at a crossing of paths. Keep straight on where a path joins in from the right. Keep straight on at the next junction and take a path that passes by a five-bar gate. At the next waymark sign ignore paths to the right and left and keep straight on along d'Arcy Dalton Way. Pass through a five-bar gate and keep straight on where another path joins from the right to reach the starting point at The Green.
Text and images for this walk are Copyright © 2016 by the author witneyman and may not be reproduced without permission.
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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