An overgrown and consequently disused public footpath off the Bicester Road, just beyond the hunt kennels as you leave the village, has been opened up and a new footbridge built so that walkers can now easily access this public right of way.
Following discussions late last year between the Parish Council and the County Council’s Countryside Access Officer for this area, it was agreed that this long-neglected and inaccessible path should be restored. Villagers wishing to walk the path which runs through the hunt kennels and fields are now able to return to the Bicester Road without accessing either of the two private drives owned by the BHWC closer into the village.
The work was carried out by Oxford County Council and as a community we thank them for their willingness to arrange for it to be carried out in a short space of time. At the other end of this short path a gate has been installed by the Hunt Kennels for which we thank them as well. Please be extra careful to always secure the gate shut with the chain provided in order to prevent horses escaping.