Kidlington, Hampton Gay and Thrupp


Hampton Gay manor house ruins © David Hawgood
Thrupp Wharf © Des Blenkinsopp
St Mary's, Kidlington © Sarah Charlesworth

St Mary's Church, Kidlington is one of the finest churches in the county and is the starting point for this walk, which passes the ruins of the manor house at Hampton Gay, with views across the floodplain towards Kidlington spire. The trail then passes through the tiny hamlet of Thrupp, with its picturesque terraced cottages, and along the banks of the Oxford Canal. Many species of bird have been spotted on this walk, including kingfishers along the banks of the River Cherwell.