With the news that all restaurants, pubs, clubs, leisure centres and other places where people gather to socialise are now closed for business it is even more important to get exercise. If you are fit and not sick then now’s the time to get out and about. The new Pocket Park at the Pound is a delightful place to take a break and has a new parish notice board showing the walks that can be taken in and around the village.
The Parish Council has created better access to a number of paths by installing gates where previously there were just stiles. As a result people who are less agile than others and who are not self-isolating at present, now have easier access to a few short walks where they can take exercise on paths and fields rather than pavements.
PLEASE MAKE SURE THAT YOU SHUT THE GATES AFTER YOU TO STOP LIVE STOCK ESCAPING.
NEW GATE ON BUCKS WAY.
A stile has been replaced with a gate between two fields. Walking out from the new Pound area you can now take a circular route by first crossing over two fields. Upon reaching the third field just past the wooded area with stream (also improved with gravel under foot) you turn right keeping to the edge of the field and cut back to the village on the Launton Road.
RE-OPENED PATH BY HUNT KENNELS.
A disused public footpath off the Bicester Road just beyond the hunt kennels as you leave the village, has been cleared of vegetation and a new gate and footbridge installed to re-establish a short circular walk that takes you back directly past the kennel buildings, then over a field to an alley way between the back of the Hall property and the boundary of the property on the right hand side. Emerging at the other end you cross directly over the private drive to a gate and continue across the field to the back of the church where another new gate has replaced a stile.
FOOTPATH ACCESS OFF STOKE LYNE ROAD.
A new gate has been purchased and installed in the footpath next to the Old Green Barn site on the Stoke Lyne Road, which replaces a stile and re-establishes easy access on this path.
RESURFACING OF PATH LEADING TO THE POND.
Finally an area that is always muddy at this time of year and can prevent use of the path around the pond at the bottom of Cherry Street has been resurfaced.
Do tell us about the walks you have taken either by sending us a message on this site or going to the strattonaudleyparishcouncil facebook page.