Woodford Walks

There are some wonderful walks in and around Woodford. Here are some of them, tried and tested by our previous Footpath Warden, Joe Pitt.

Our current footpath warden is Kerry Simmonds.

Remember to respect local rights of way and follow the country code (find out more here).

Jurassic Way SignpostEach walk can be found here on the web site or as a handy downloadable document with a map for you to take on your walk.

#1. A Ramble to Church Charwelton & Back

#2 Cherry Tree Farm

#3 West Farndon & The Jurassic Way

#4 Eydon & Jack’s Forge

#5 To Woodfordhill

#6 Towards Charwelton and Back On The Jurassic Way

There is also a short walk around the village to explore some of the Woodford’s railway history. You can download a walk guide here.

Bill Reid, who was a fireman and used to work coal trains to and from Woodford in the years up to closure, has created a page of Woodford Halse Railway Walks.

Walking Around Woodford

For are walking around Woodford you may find an Ordnance Survey Explorer Map 206 helpful. You can get it from bookshops or online here. For a link to a map showing local rights of way see our Local Footpaths page. You can also use the Woodford Walks Facebook page.

Other Nearby Walks

If you like walking, there is a useful web site called Northamptonshire Walks which has details of other walks and walking clubs.

You can also find walks nearby on the Walking Britain web site. Here’s a link to a walk from Woodford to Hellidon and Badby. There are other nearby walks listed on the bottom of the page.

One of the UK’s Long Distance Footpaths, the Jurassic Way, runs through the parish. You can learn more about it here in this pamphlet published by Northants County Council (warning: 10.7M bytes download):- Jurassic Way South (opens in a new window. The Jurassic Way covers 88 miles from Banbury to Stamford in Lincolnshire, you can find out more about it and download guides to the route from this page on the Long Distance Walkers Association web site.

Boddington Parish Council has a page of walks around their parish here.

Footpaths & HS2

Some public paths near Culworth and Edgcote and in the Chipping Warden / Aston Le Walls area are affected by HS2 works.