Cherwell Valley Ride


The Queen Pool © Trevor Rickard
Oxford Canal near to Kirtlington © Michel Van den Berghe
Old Kidlington Village © Andrew Chapman

An 18-mile route crossing railway, river and canal as it circles the lower Cherwell Valley on cycle paths, tracks and quiet roads. Joining sections of the National Cycle Network from nearby Oxford, it passes through Kidlington, Woodstock and picturesque Kirtlington as well as several other villages.

Begbroke Lane and Kirtlington Lane are bridleways, and can be rutted and muddy, especially in winter or after spells of wet weather. This can be fun for experienced offroad cyclists, but others may prefer to use the alternative routes shown on the trail leaflet map.


Assuming a constant pace and no stops, typically it will take 2 hours 11 minutes to cycle the distance and along the way 924 calories will be burnt.

Bird's Eye View


Sun 2 Apr 2017, 16:55