Monday, 14 November 2011

England's green/orange and pleasant land

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 set off up to Stoneton Manor and the old moat from the original medieval village - only a farmhouse and the moat left now.
The farmer is very much into shooting and fishing with private fishing areas and fenced enclosures to keep young birds under control
When I was last here, the farmer and two children were being picked up by helicopter for a day at Old Warden aerodrome!
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!

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