Two local walking guides have been reprinted by the Wychwood Press after the County Council let them go out of print. The authors – Mary Webb, Alan Spicer and Allister Smith – have chosen the walks to show just how much of our heritage can be seen in the landscape. As well as prehistoric tracks, Roman roads, medieval settlements and trading routes, the guides identify eighteenth-century parkland, the process of enclosure and modern developments. Even local wildlife can have its own story to tell about the past.
Each walk has a map, and the books are profusely illustrated with line drawings by Louise Spicer.
The principal starting points include Charlbury, Spelsbury, Stonesfield, Finstock, Ramsden, Ascott-under-Wychwood and Chilson. Routes are between 3 and 8 miles, and can be linked to make longer walks, while short cuts are also shown on the specially drawn maps.
£7.99 paperback 80pp
Starting points for the walks include Woodstock, Wootton, Glympton, Kiddington, Enstone, Heythrop, Lidstone, Chadlington, Sarsden, Chipping Norton, Salford and Little Rollright. The walks are between 3 and 8 miles, and the specially drawn maps indicate short cuts and how the routes may be linked to create longer walks.
£7.99 paperback 136pp