This really is a beautiful part of the world - I've done this lovely circular walk before, but in the summer, not the autumn. This time G came with me.
We returned to the canal via the gorgeous and secluded manorial village of Wormleighton
If you just want a short walk, it's straight up the track from bridge 133
Coming from the canal it appears completely isolated, although there is a main road the other side - probably 15 minutes by car from Banbury
the oak trees looked stunning in their autumn gold
The church is 13th Century
It's such a short walk and so worth the visit
Alternatively, you may wish to invest in a slice - this 5 bedroom house is yours for offers in excess of £675,000 - although the environmental impact of the high speed train link in the vicinity may have reduced the price a little!