Oxford to Banbury
The canal once again becomes woody and seemingly remote but you will suddenly become conscious of the roar of traffic as you pass under the M40 motorway. Happily you are soon able to leave this behind. King’s Sutton Lock is soon upon you, with its delightful lock cottage and pretty surrounding countryside, before you head through to the outskirts of Banbury, and into the hustle and bustle of the town centre. (You can moor in the town centre with shops galore just outside your window!)
Banbury is full of history and it is well worth spending time exploring and restocking the fridge for your return or onward journey. It also has a large park with playground, plenty of dog-friendly areas and interesting conservation zones.
If you are only with us for a short break this is where we suggest you turn around and begin your journey South back to the dreaming spires of Oxford. The journey home will be every bit as interesting; you will be able to call in on the pubs you missed or even re-visit ones you enjoyed. Moor in the place where someone said “that would be a good spot to stop”, but just that bit too late for you to put the brakes on. And don’t forget to barbecue on the meadow at Somerton Mill. See you back in Oxford!
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