The Walk below describes following the Oxford Canal towpath as it meanders between Fenny Compton and Banbury via Cropedy and Claydon in Oxfordshire.
The canal is particularly interesting on this section with lovely countryside plus lots of Oxford Canal locks and bridges including left-bridges to explore - and also including old disused railway bridges.
There is also an old warehouse at Cropedy and an unmarked (either on the map or even signposted from the canal) very old brick-kiln where the bricks were made for the now extinct Fenny Compton Tunnel. Due to lack of any public transport between the two locations unless you wish to walk some 20 miles i.e. there and back or you have two cars the only way is get a taxi to get to the start of the walk. There is a taxi rank at the station and the fare to Fenny Compton Wharf might easily cost in excess of 20 pounds which is
pretty expensive. Obviously going there and back is a different matter if the intention is to cycle the towpath since 20 odd miles is not too far at all when cycling.
This is a really uncomplicated walk since all you do is follow the canal from Fenny Compton Wharf back to Banbury - to do
this we parked at Banbury Railway station (it was free parking on Sundays at the time of writing this topic but you are apparently meant to be a rail user...). The relevant map for this walk is the O.S. Explorer 206 Edge Hill and Fenny Compton Oxford although you hardly need it unless intending to divert off from the towpath to any degree.