Eynsham Loop near Oxford to Oxfordshire Village Tour

Eynsham Loop – Oxfordshire village tour

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A 28 mile cycle route which takes you on a looped cycle route from the village of Eynsham
through some of the lovely surrounding Oxfordshire country villages. The route is mainly along ‘B’ roads and country lanes and does not have too many hills or steep climbs. Along the way you should have no trouble finding a suitable place for refreshments with pubs and shops in some of the villages along the route. You can hire a cycle from nearby Oxford at several bike shops including, Cyclo Analyst, 150 Cowley Road, Oxford and Bainton Bikes, Bainton Road, Oxford.

Nearby Oxford is designated as one of the UK’s cycling cities and is famous for its medieval university. Some of the buildings in Oxford demonstrate an example of every British architectural period since the arrival of the Saxons. Oxford is known as the “city of dreaming spires” and the University of Oxford is the oldest university in the English-speaking world.

Starting from The White Hart pub situated on Newland Street in the centre of Eynsham cycle to your left along Newland Street away from the village centre. Continue along the road for 300 yards where you TURN LEFT at the roundabout along the B4449. Cycle along the B4449 for about half a mile where you come to a roundabout.

At the roundabout GO STRAIGHT AHEAD along the Lowre Road which takes towards the village of Church Hanborough. After three quarters of a mile along the lane TURN LEFT along Church Road which takes you into Church Hanborough. At Church Hanborough you will find a pub ‘The Hand and Shears’ should you be ready for some refreshments. As you pas through the village and come to ‘The Hand and Shears’ You TURN LEFT along Pigeon House Lane opposite the pub and cycle for 1 mile to the end of the lane where you come to a ‘T’ junction on the outskirts of the village of Freeland.

At the junction TURN LEFT along Wroslyn Road passing The Oxfordshire Yeoman pub on your right which dates back to 1842 (under various names !). After three quarters of a mile along Wroslyn Road TURN RIGHT on to Cuckoo Lane and after half a mile along Cuckoo lane TURN LEFT down the country lane which takes you for 1 mile to the village of Barnard Gate. At the centre Barnard gate you come to a ‘T’ junction. At the junction TURN RIGHT and follow the lane for 150 yards where you come to a junction with the A40. Take care at this busy junction. At the junction GO STRAIGHT ACROSS THE JUNCTION along the country lane opposite and cycle for one and a half miles to the end of the lane where you come to a ‘T’ junction.
At the junction TURN RIGHT along Station Road B4022 towards the village of South Leigh. Continue through South Leigh and about 1 mile after South Leigh TURN LEFT along Old Witney Road ( just before the A40). Cycle along Witney Road through the small hamlet of High Cogges and at the end of the road TURN RIGHT along the lane and then after a quarter of a mile TURN LEFT down the lane towards the village of Ducklington. Cycle along the lane as it takes you over the River Windrush and to the historic village of Ducklington.

As you enter Ducklington Bear Left at the end of the street go straight ahead and then left past the village hall and at the end of the street after the village hall TURN RIGHT then LEFT along Aston Road which takes you out of the village. As you leave the village you come to a cross roads with the A415. Take care at this busy crossroads. Go STRAIGHT ACROSS the cross roads up Aston Road.

Cycle along Aston Road for about 2 miles where you come to a small cross roads. At the crossroads TURN RIGHT and cycle up the lane for about one and a quarter miles then TURN LEFT down the lane heading towards the village of Bampton. Cycle down the lane for two miles to the large village of Bampton.
At Bampton the lane ends at a ‘T’ junction with the B4449. At the junction TURN LEFT along the B4449 and cycle along the road for one and a half miles to the village of Aston. As you enter Aston the road runs on to High Street and then West End.

Continue straight through the village of Aston and when you leave the village the B4449 changes its name to Cote Road. About 300 yards after leaving the village TURN LEFT up the country lane and cycle for 1 mile to the end of the lane where you TURN RIGHT along the lane and cycle towards the village of Hardwick. After 2 miles you come to a junction with the A415.

At the junction GO STRAIGHT ACROSS THE JUNCTION along the B4449 which takes you the short distance in to the village of Hardwick. Continue straight through Hardwick following the BB4449 passing through the village of Sutton and about a quarter of a mile past Sutton you come to a ‘T’ junction.

At the junction TURN RIGHT along the B4449 towards Eynsham and after cycling for 1 mile along the road you come to a small roundabout. At the roundabout take the third exit keeping to the B4449 then after 400 yards you come to a second roundabout where you take the second exit still keeping to the B4449.

Continue along the B4449 for a short distance to the next roundabout then TURN LRFT along Cassington Road which in turn takes you back to The White Hart pub on Newland Street. The start/end of your cycle ride. In Eynsham you will find shops and pubs etc. to explore at the end of your cycle ride.

 

 

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