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|Millennium Way: Middleton Cheney and Chacombe|
|Author: Millennium Way, Published: 17 Aug 2017||Walk Rating:|
|Northamptonshire, Middleton Cheney|
|An 8 mile circular walk from the village of Middleton Cheney in Northamptonshire. This is a delightful walk with open country and gentle undulation, visiting a beautiful church and lovely country pub along the way. During the first half of the walk you enjoy a delightful section of the Millennium Way, the route being clearly marked by the distinctive black waymarkers.
The walk includes several moderate gradients and follows a mixture of lanes, tracks and field paths. You will need to negotiate several bridges, kissing gates and 19 stiles (most of which dogs will need a hand over). Many of the fields are arable, but you will be sharing some of the fields with livestock. Allow 4 hours.
The Millennium Way is a beautiful 100 mile walk in the heart of England, from Pershore in Worcestershire to Middleton Cheney in Northamptonshire. The route was created by the 41 Club as a community project, with something to offer every walker or rambler across Worcestershire, Warwickshire and Northamptonshire. This is one of 44 circular walks, each of which incorporates a section of the Millennium Way and is published in partnership with 41 Club.
Middleton Cheney is a village located in South Northamptonshire, about 3 miles east of Banbury and 2 miles east of junction 11 on the M40. The walk begins outside All Saints Church in Middleton Cheney and there is roadside parking nearby. Approximate post code OX17 2AL.
|Start to Waters Lane|
Start point: 52.0741 lat, -1.2743 long
The walk starts from the ancient church of All Saints dating back to 1300. It is worth exploring this delightful church, of particular interest are the ceiling paintings by William Morris (pictured). In the churchyard is the ornate memorial of W M Horton and his family, benefactors of the hospital in nearby Banbury. Also buried here are 46 roundheads of the Civil War, killed in a skirmish near Middleton Cheney in May 1642. Two hundred and seventeen rebels were also killed.
|Waters Lane to B4525|
Start point: 52.0817 lat, -1.2634 long
Cross the road to a drive and, after 10 paces, take the stile right signposted Footpath to Thenford. Follow the field edge with a fence and stream on your left, eventually crossing stiles/footbridge. Continue ahead with a hedge on your left to cross a stile and reach a further stile in the field corner by a damaged brick wall. Take this stile then cross a stone bridge and go right (with the fence on your right) to a gateway. Take the gateway and go diagonally left across the field, under power lines aiming for the field corner by trees.
|B4525 to Chacombe|
Start point: 52.0914 lat, -1.2337 long
Cross the road and take the stile into a field, continuing with a hedge on your right to exit by the far right field gap. Go directly ahead over the next field, eventually to pass under power lines at the field corner, and cross the far right corner stile which gives access to a farm drive. Go left on the drive for a few paces to reach the road. Cross the road and take the track marked as a bridleway, continuing along with a hedge on your left, under power lines, to reach a lane at the crossroads.
|Chacombe to End|
Start point: 52.0909 lat, -1.2838 long
Beyond the pub, take the first road on the left, signposted Middleton Cheney and, almost immediately, take the gravelled drive on your right past houses and through the metal kissing gate into a small copse. Just before you reach another metal kissing gate, take the footpath right through a wooded area, taking a stile to follow the Jurassic Way marker up the field to a corner stile. Take the stile and stay ahead with a wire fence on your left. On reaching the field corner take the stile into a narrow passage, exiting via a wooden kissing gate into a field. Stay ahead up the field towards the narrow pylon to reach a gate. Take the gate and proceed along an attractive woodland path.
Text and images for this walk are Copyright © 2017 by the author 41club 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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