Here is the first of what could become a series - a three mile circular walk, starting from Mill Street / Hawthorn Road in the village at its most southerly point, moving anticlockwise to include the old Cassington Road, passing through the picturesque grounds of Eynsham Mill and returning via Eynsham Millennium Wood, which celebrates its first decade this year.
The walk was devised and illustrated by Sue Osborne, chair of the Parish Council's Footpaths Committee, but there is plenty of room for further contributions in the way of field notes or images. Cassington Road is rich in roadside and hedgerow plants, for example, with hawthorn and elder berries, crabapples and hops in abundance at this time of year. The riverside stretch may offer a kingfisher sighting; while the Millennium Wood has all the blackberries and sloes you could wish for, the unfeasible pink of spindleberries and the promise of cob nuts to come.
The images and directions are available as a downloadable file to print and take on your way. You can also follow the route on a footpath map.
If you feel inspired to add your own walks they will be warmly welcomed - please get in touch.
Sue adds: “We're always really grateful to hear about any problems - or, indeed any positive feedback - on our footpaths, so do provide as much information as you can (grid reference if possible, the footpath number, and the nature of the problem).”