GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

Broughton Castle Walk

2 miles (3 km)

Enjoy a short stroll around Broughton Castle and Broughton park on this interesting walk in Oxfordshire. The moated manor house is very picturesque with nice footpaths running across the surrounding grounds with good views of the north Oxfordshire countryside. You can also enjoy a stroll around the pretty Ladies' Garden with its variety of plants and flowers. The castle is only open on certain days so please check the website link below for opening times. You can walk around the pretty Broughton park at any time for free though!
The history of the house is very interesting with the core built in the early 14th century. It was a centre of opposition to Charles I and was besieged and damaged after the Battle of Edgehill in 1642. You can enjoy an excellent tour of the house with its grand rooms and furniture.
The castle is located just a few miles south west of Banbury. If you are coming from Banbury on foot or by bike you could follow the Salt Way track from the southern outskirts of the town.

Postcode

OX15 5EB - Please note: Postcode may be approximate for some rural locations

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Broughton Castle OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking

Broughton Castle Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking

Walks near Broughton

  • Banbury - Explore the area surrounding the Oxfordshire town of Banbury on this long circular walk
  • Bloxham - This circular walk explores the countryside around the pretty village of Bloxham
  • Oxford Canal Walk - Follow the Oxford Canal from Oxford to Coventry on this splendid waterside walk
  • Spiceball Country Park - Enjoy an easy stroll along the Oxford Canal and the River Cherwell in this country park in Banbury
  • Battlefields Trail - This interesting walking trail links three of England's most significant Battlefields:
    Edgcote (1469) in Northamptonshire
    Cropredy Bridge (1644) in Oxfordshire
    Edgehill (1642) in Warwickshire
    It runs from Chipping Warden, Northamptonshire and ends in Kineton, Warwickshire, passing through some beautiful countryside along the way.
    The first section of the walk takes you from Chipping Warden to Upper Wardington
  • Wroxton Abbey - This walk explores the Oxfordshire village of Wroxton and the splendid grounds of a fine Jacobeanmansion
  • Bodicote Circular Walk - This short circular walk explores the countryside around the Oxfordshire village of Bodicote near Banbury
  • Kings Sutton - This attractive West Northamptonshire village is a lovely place to start a walk
  • Adderbury Circular Walk - This three mile circular walk explores the countryside around the Oxfordshire villages of Adderbury and Bodicote
  • Adderbury Lakes - Enjoy a short walk around this pretty nature reserve in the Oxfordshire village of Adderbury
  • Boddington Reservoir - Enjoy a peaceful walk around this pretty reservoir near Banbury
  • Clattercote Reservoir - This small reservoir is located just south of Claydon in Oxfordshire.
  • Grimsbury Reservoir - This pretty reservoir in Banbury has a nice circular footpath to follow around the perimeter

Pubs/Cafes

There is an on site tea room selling a good range of refreshments but if you fancy a pub lunch then you could head into the village and visit The Saye & Sele Arms. The historic pub dates back to the 17th century and was originally part of the castle estate. Inside there's some interesting old photos showing the pubin its thatched glory with a well in the garden and a rolling grass hillock down to the front of the pub which is now the car park. They serve good food which you can enjoy in the attractive garden area. You can find them at postcode OX15 5ED for your sat navs.

Dog Walking

The park is a nice place for a dog walk, though you are requested to keep them on leads please. Dogs are not permitted inside the castle.
The Saye & Sele Arms mentioned above is dog friendly.

Further Information and Other Local Ideas

The Bloxham Circular Walk runs close to the castle. You could extend your walk by picking up the trail and visiting the pretty village of Bloxham and nearby Milcombe.
Head north of the castle and you will soon come to the little village of Wroxton where you can visit the splendid Wroxton Abbey. This 17th century Jacobeanmansion is surrounded by beautiful grounds and public footpaths. On the walk there's also a visit to Drayton where there's a fine village pub.
For more walking ideas in the area see the Oxfordshire Walks page.

Photos

Broughton Castle entrance - geograph.org.uk - 1464252

Broughton Castle entrance. The Gatehouse and the main house from across the moat.

Broughton , the park of the castle - geograph.org.uk - 801323

Broughton , the park of the castle

St Mary the Virgin, Broughton - geograph.org.uk - 3170702

St Mary the Virgin, Broughton. The ancient church was built in the early 14th century, at the same time as Sir John de Broughton was building the adjacent castle.

Footpath from the Church - geograph.org.uk - 3065311

Footpath from the Church

B4035 in Broughton - geograph.org.uk - 3995581

B4035 in Broughton village.

Gatehouse, Broughton Castle and Park - geograph.org.uk - 3563836

Gatehouse

Video

GPS Files

GPX File

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Memory Map Route

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