Step 1: Welcome to the south-east Banbury Circular walk. This walk starts and ends at the Banbury Cross (OX16 9AA) and includes a segment of the circular Banbury Fringe route.
Step 2: The Banbury Fringe Walk Challenge is a 16km route around the edge of Banbury which is also available in this app.
Step 3: 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 4: All of the circular segments begin at the Banbury Cross, at the statue of the “fine lady.”
Step 5: This references the famous nursery rhyme: “Ride a cock-horse to Banbury Cross / To see a fine lady upon a white horse / Rings on her fingers and bells on her toes / And she shall have music wherever she goes.”
Step 6: The Banbury Cross monument commemorates the wedding of Queen Victoria’s eldest daughter in 1859.