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Finstock Stroll

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Finstock Stroll
Author: witneyman, Published: 18 May 2016 Walk rating : Rating:star0 Finstock Stroll Walking Guidestar0 Finstock Stroll Walking Guidestar0 Finstock Stroll Walking Guidestar0 Finstock Stroll Walking Guidestar0 Finstock Stroll Walking Guide
Oxfordshire, Cotswolds
Walk Type: Footpaths and byways
Finstock Stroll
Length: 2 miles,  Difficulty: boot Finstock Stroll Walking Guide
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A short circular walk from Finstock. This is an easy and pleasant stroll although there is one short, steep descent. You will need to negotiate several gates but there are no stiles on route.

The walk starts in Finstock where Ward's Lane meets School Road. Street parking is available in the village. The approximate postcode is OX7 3BN.

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Walk Sections

Start to Right Turn
Start to Right Turn

Start point: 51.8456 lat, -1.4769 long
End point: 51.8462 lat, -1.4735 long

Walk along Ward's Lane past houses and allotments. At the end of the lane turn right.

Right Turn to Dark Lane
Right Turn to Dark Lane

Start point: 51.8462 lat, -1.4735 long
End point: 51.845 lat, -1.4713 long

Follow the path along the edge of a field with a hedge on the right. At the corner of the field keep straight ahead and descend a short, steep incline to a track.

Dark Lane to The Bottom
Dark Lane to The Bottom

Start point: 51.845 lat, -1.4713 long
End point: 51.8428 lat, -1.4763 long

Turn right along the track which becomes Dark Lane. At the end of the lane you reach The Bottom opposite The Plough public house.

The Bottom to Gate
The Bottom to Gate

Start point: 51.8428 lat, -1.4763 long
End point: 51.8409 lat, -1.4754 long

Take the track to the right-hand side of The Plough and ascend to a gate. Continue along the edge of a field to a second gate. Go through the gate and turn right along a footpath.

Gate to Right Turn

Start point: 51.8409 lat, -1.4754 long
End point: 51.839 lat, -1.477 long

Shortly take the path to the left that crosses the field.

Right Turn to Garden Boundaries
Right Turn to Garden Boundaries

Start point: 51.839 lat, -1.477 long
End point: 51.8403 lat, -1.4836 long

At the far side of the field turn right along the path with trees on the left and the field on your right.

Garden Boundaries to High Street
Garden Boundaries to High Street

Start point: 51.8403 lat, -1.4836 long
End point: 51.8422 lat, -1.4825 long

After about 500 yards, do NOT take the gate in front of you. Instead turn right along the a path that takes you past the garden boundaries of village houses. On reaching the High Street, turn right.

High Street to Cemetery
High Street to Cemetery

Start point: 51.8422 lat, -1.4825 long
End point: 51.8454 lat, -1.4794 long

In 100 yards turn left at a footpath sign and follow the path at the side of a field as it gently ascends. Half way along the field, turn right along a path that goes through the middle of the field. At the end of the field go through two gates beside a cemetery.

Cemetery to End
Cemetery to End

Start point: 51.8454 lat, -1.4794 long
End point: 51.8445 lat, -1.4782 long

At a broad track, turn right past a magnificent children's playground on your left. On reaching School Road turn left to return to the point where this walk began.

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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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