Childrey
Childrey, Oxfordshire..
OX12 9UF..


A circular walk of about 4 miles starting in the village of Childrey, near Wantage in Oxfordshire.Directions to the Hatchet.

Map

The route. 

1. From the Hatchet pub walk through the village past the general stores and the pond to the red brick Reading Room. Continue along the raised path with wall on your right into Church Road. Take the right fork and then bear right down signed footpath. Pass through gateway and turn left down narrower path.
2. Where the footpath meets the road at West Challow turn sharp left at the first of the two signs (circular walk footpath) to enter trees on left shortly to reach stile. After stile turn right and follow edge of field with hedge on your right to soon cross corner of field to gate. Pass through gate and footbridge and walk straight ahead through two fields to cross stile and footbridge. Cross next field to another stile. After stile follow path heading right with disused canal on your left. Notice restoration work in progress.
3. Continue along footpath to climb stile at road. Turn right down road past brick kiln to turn left down signed bridleway through woodland strip. Descend short but steep section and follow path to right with disused canal on your left. On reaching the footpath junction turn left through field with hedge on your left. When the path meets road carry on ahead past bungalows and houses towards village of Sparsholt. Just after the Hall Place stables on your right you will see a stile on your left. This is the way back to Childrey but you may wish to carry on ahead for a few paces to visit the very nice Star Inn first. Climb the stile and cross field to gate then on through second field to bear right at junction to cross stile into road. Turn left down road and then right at junction. Just after Parsonage Farm on right turn right down down signed footpath. Follow marked path over stiles to side road Dog Lane. Turn right at road junction to return to the Hatchet.

Canal restoration
General Stores Childrey
Canal Restoration
General Stores Childrey
Star Inn Sparsholt
The Hatchet
Star Inn Sparsholt
The Hatchet