Thursday 22nd September
Banbury Bridge 166
Claydon Locks (Bridge 145)
wait for hitch!
The important part of today's route is the completion of the
walk along the
The route starts in Banbury town centre.
There is a lock and a folly of a swing bridge
right outside the Castle Quay shopping centre
with seats so that shoppers can watch the people
messing around in their boats.
there are three locks followed
the five locks at Claydon;
these mark the ascent to the summit pound.
It's then a short stroll from the top Claydon lock to
(which is visible on the map).
This is the start of
the D'Arcy Dalton Way:
it's 66.4 mile south
from here to its other terminus
Today I'm just going to do 1.1M of it
to its junction with the A423.
There is little public transport from here,
the last bus from Farnborough being at 1439,
so I'm going to try to hitch to Banbury.
If a hitch doesn't come in an hour,
then I'll walk to the pub in Farnborough
and order a texi.
Images produced from the Ordnance Survey Get-a-map service.
Images reproduced with kind permission of Ordnance Survey
and Ordnance Survey of Northern Ireland.