Step 1: Welcome to the north west Banbury Linear Walk which begins in Giant’s Cave Park, just off the Broughton Road. This route takes you through fields and woodland to North Banbury.
Step 2: There’s a small area for parking near the site, also off the Broughton Road (OX15 5DY). As this is a linear walk, at the end you can return to the starting point by going back the way you came.
Step 3: Please note that buses along the Broughton Road are irregular and walking is not recommended along this fast winding road.
Step 4: Giant’s Cave is part of an area of old pasture known as the Bretch - ‘a stony spot full of hills and hollows’. Local legend has it that the “cave” was the secret entrance of a tunnel to Broughton Castle (nearly a mile away).
Step 5: You are advised to wear stout, waterproof footwear as walking in the countryside can be muddy and wet, even in the summer months. For advice on best ways to walk in the countryside check out the read more panel below.
Step 6: Start your walk from the hardstanding area. Feel free to check out these cool rock formations to your left before you begin!