Neighbouring Oxford – Woodstock – Deddington – Adderbury
We’re following in the trail of Herbert Evans, who cycled around Oxford and the Cotswolds in 1905. He published his experiences in the wonderful book ‘Highways and Byways in Oxford and the Cotswolds’. This book has proven to be an indispensable guide as we traverse the Cotswolds, giving wonderful insights into the local churches, architects, stories and people responsible for making the area so special.
Although not Cotswolds proper, or indeed inside the AONB, we start our journey in the centre of Oxford. We then move across the fringes of the Cotswolds, in order to build a full picture of the region and show some of the wonderful sights that can be found nearby – a quick drop into the grounds of Blenheim Palace, before moving on through the sometimes forgotten village of Deddington, finishing up in Adderbury.