GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

Spiceball Country Park

2 miles (2.5 km)

Enjoy an easy stroll along the Oxford Canal and the River Cherwell in this country park in Banbury. In the park you will find wildlife, wild flower meadows, community woodland and several areas of native trees and shrubs.
The park is convinientlylocated in the centre of the town, near to the rail station and bus station. It's easy to extend your walk by continuing along the canal towpath. You could also try our Banbury Circular Walk to explore the countryside surrounding the town. It makes use of the Jurassic Way, Macmillan Way and Oxford Canal Walk long distance footpaths to take you on a tour of the pretty villages surrounding the town.

Postcode

OX16 2QU - Please note: Postcode may be approximate for some rural locations

Spiceball Country Park OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking

Spiceball Country Park Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking

Dog Walking

The park is a popular place for dog walking so you'll probably meet other owners on your visit.

Further Information and Other Local Ideas

Just to the north there's a nice circular path around Grimsbury Reservoir. The area also includes the Grimsbury Woodland nature reserve where there's some nice woodland trails and wildlife to see.
Head west of the park 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.

Cycle Routes and Walking Routes Nearby

Photos

Caught in the middle - geograph.org.uk - 2011187

Canal near the park

Tom Bolt Bridge in Banbury - geograph.org.uk - 1391481

Tom Bolt Bridge in Banbury

Footbridge to the Spiceball Leisure Centre at Banbury - geograph.org.uk - 2048621

Footbridge to the Spiceball Leisure Centre at Banbury

Cyclepath in Spiceball Country Park - geograph.org.uk - 3407537

Cycle path in Spiceball Country Park

View across Spiceball Country Park - geograph.org.uk - 3407531

View across Spiceball Country Park

Cyclepath - Spiceball Country Park - geograph.org.uk - 3407535

Cyclepath

Video

GPS Files

GPX File

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Memory Map Route

Spiceball Country Park.mmo (On Desktop:Right Click>'Save As. On Ipad/Iphone:Click and hold >Share>Save to Files)