This is a bit shorter than some of the walks we post but you can while away some time wandering around the lovely village of Bampton.
Park in the square in the centre of Bampton and from there head down Bridge Street staying on the left hand side of the road. At Patrick Strainge Butchers turn left, follow the no throughroad and continue until it narrows into a footpath and passes through 2 metal barriers.
Park in the square in the centre of Bampton and from there head down Bridge Street staying on the left hand side of the road. At Patrick Strainge Butchers turn left, follow the no through road and continue until it narrows into a footpath and passes through 2 metal barriers.
Follow the path and over a small bridge until you reach a track running left to right with a ford on the right hand side. Turn left and head towards a large metal gate directly ahead.
Through gate and continue along the footpath which cuts across the middle of the field and then bears right towards the hedgerow and then bears left along the edge of the field.
Go through the metal kissing gate and turn immediately left towards the woods.
Cross a small bridge which takes you into the woods and turn right, continue along the path until you see a foot bridge, cross the bridge and continue until the path turns 90 degrees to the left and takes you over another small bridge.
Once you have crossed the bridge you will see a path running left to right in front of you, turn left and continue along the path.
On reaching a small clearing with a number of paths heading left and right continue straight ahead until you reach a T junction and then turn right.
Continue through a number of metal kissing gates eventually passing along the boundary of the recreation ground and you will then come to a track crossing the path*, continue on until the path takes a sharp right turn.
* BE CAREFUL TO PUT DOGS ON LEADS AT THIS POINT AS IT IS GETTING CLOSE TO A MAIN ROAD
On reaching the road turn left and continue on the left for about 50 yards until you see a foot path sign.
Turn left, this is a private road that becomes the foot path after a short distance and bears off to the right. Continue until you arrive back at Waypoint 2. From there retrace your steps back to Bridge Street.