Walks around Tachbrook

This website aims to describe in words and pictures walks starting from Bishops Tachbrook.

A short walk out from Tachbrook and you will soon be in a rural environment. Recently a new path has opened which takes you from Holt Avenue to Oakley Wood Road making access to Oakley Woods more ‘walker’ friendly, although there are still a couple of hundred yards of walking on verges to get to Oakley Wood. Wouldn’t it be great if the new path continued so as to make the countryside to the west of the Banbury Road more accessible?

Catalogued are walks from BT with a maximum distance of ~7miles. The walks have a sketch map and a description of the route with photographs as an aid to navigation and to give a taster of the views. I have also added a gallery page which shows the full photographs from the walks plus a special page for Oakley Wood, the jewel in the crown of the local countryside, full of interesting wildlife especially in April/May when the colour of the bluebells dominates the floor of the wood. From February 2021 there has been major forestry work in Oakley wood more info and an explanation can be found here

I provided the front covers to the Parish Magazine from 2007 to 2015 (ish) so to celebrate life in Bishops Tachbrook I have posted some of the front covers of the Parish Magazine (click here to view) over this period. They illustrate the activities in the community and countryside in and around Bishops Tachbrook at this time and show the birth of many of the features of the village that we are familiar with today.

Hopefully there will be a walk described that you can enjoy or just browse the photographs.

Have a safe and happy ramble.

Below are the walks

The walks do involve some road walking, be aware of cars and use the verges where ever possible

If walking a dog some of the fields (esp around the farms) have sheep lambing so please keep your dog on a lead. Follow the Country Code. The main 5 points below

  • Be safe, plan ahead and follow any signs. Take maps/guidebooks.
  • Leave gates and property as you find them.
  • Protect plants and animals and take your litter home.
  • Keep dogs under close control.
  • Consider other people.

  • At the time of recording each walk, all routes follow rights of way or permitted paths, but diversion orders can be made and permissions withdrawn. The author accepts no responsibility for injuries caused to the user while following this walk.