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Chippy Shipston on Stour Moreton Kingham, via regional and national cycle routes

Take the quiet route out of Chippy by heading past Sainsburys and along Spring Street, and turn left at the junction, down Over Norton Road. Keep on and cross the A3400, heading North through Great Rollright. Turn left when you meet route 5 and head past Stourton towards Willington. When you meet route 48, turn sharp left to follow it into Moreton in Marsh. Head through the market place and turn left down the A44, then take the 1st right down Evenlode Road, following route 442. Continue past Evenlode about 1 km, then turn left along route 442. Follow this through Adlestrop and Daylesford until Kingham. At the village green, turn left along Churchill Road, and at Churchill, turn left at the junction, taking the B4450 back into Chippy.

Chippy Chadlington Charlbury Banbury Shipston on Stour Rollrights Chippy, via regional and national cycle routes

Head out of Chippy on the A361 towards Burford, but turn left at the first Chadlington turn. Turn left at Chadlington centre and head East through Spelsbury and Taston, following route 442 along the Salt Way and round into Charlbury. Keep on route 442 through Charlbury but by the station turn keep straight, and pick up the N8 route heading East again. Follow the N8 through Kiddington, and keep straight to continue along route 5. Continue past Middle Barton and Barford St Michael, and through Bloxham, and turn right along Bloxham Grove Road. Continue through Bodicote and turn left at the roundabout to follow route 5 roughly West, crossing the A361 and emerge onto the B4035. Cross this road and keep following route 5 above Tadmarton and Swalcliffe, until you reach Sibford Ferris. Continue along route 5 until it joins route 48 near Shipston on Stour. Here, turn sharp left and head roughly South along route 48 through Todenham. Leave route 48 about 1 km South of Todenham by turning left down Wolford Road. Pass through Great Wolford, Barton on the Heath, Little Compton until you reach the minor road by the Rollright Stones. Turn left then right, past Little Rollright and into Over Norton. Just before Chipping Norton you can turn right down Spring Street and take the quiet route into the Market Place past Sainsburys.

Salt Way off-road route from Chipping Norton to Long Hanborough, via Charlbury, Stonesfield, Combe

This is somewhat rough in places until it nears Charlbury, but thereafter follows quiet roads and bridleways on the Villages Transport Network via Stonesfield and Combe to Long Hanborough Station.

Leave High Street and Horsefair and head East on the A44 London Road, but at 1.8 km turn right onto the Salt Way (bridleway). Turn left when this emerges onto the B4026, but when the road bends right you continue straight along the Salt Way, then cross the B4022. You can optionally turn right into Charlbury along the regional route 442 or National cycle route N8, but otherwise continue on the Salt Way until you emerge onto a minor road, and turn right into Stonesfield. Follow through and into Combe, then head along Horns Land and Swan Lane until this bends sharp right, at which point you turn left and follow the bridleway to the A4095 and Long Hanborough Station.

Chippy quiet cycle route: Station Rd to West St

This takes bikes and pushchairs from the retail units around Station Road, by a quiet and pleasant route up to the Town Hall. There are two short stretches where you’ll need to walk your bike, and a gate to 'Corbett’s passage' (courtesy of private owners, so please be respectful) that might be locked outside daytime hours.

From Station Rd, turn up Lewis Rd, then first right into Cross Leys. At the junction, turn left then first right into Withers Way, then first left along the path and into New Street Car Park. Head along and up hill towards New St until you enter Hill Lawn Court on the right. Head up through the gate into ‘Corbett’s passage’ until you emerge by the Town Hall.

Chippy quiet cycle route: West St to Trinity Retail Pk

This takes bikes and pushchairs from the Town Hall to Holy Trinity and the retail park (M&S, Costa etc), by roads that are traffic free and not too steep. Two short inclines and a couple of of other sections where you'll need to walk your bike.

Head up through Hitchman's Mews (1) and straight across Albion St (2).

Turn left along Foxfield (3), cross Wards Rd (4), then via Rowell Way (5) and right into Cooper Cl (6).

Turn right into Cooper’s Sq (7), but head left through the cut-through (8) into Rock Hill (9).

Walk through the pedestrian cut-through on the right (10) into Summerton Pl, and then turn right up London Rd (11).

After Holy Trinity Church and School on the right, you’ll reach Trinity Retail Pk on the right (12)

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