Special Landscape Circuit

37¾ miles

Arguably the prettiest route, this is certainly the hilliest section offering splendid views and at times complete silence given the scarcity of roads.
Notable points of interest include the site of the Civil War Battlefield at Edgcote, Edgcote House - the location for TV's 'Pride and Prejudice' - and the earthworks of the Iron Age Rainsborough Camp.
The route starts and finishes at Brackley, an attractive market town with many independent retailers, a large indoor Antique Centre and numerous historic buildings.

Sadly, the planned HS2 route will cut across this area destroying habitat and the silence.

Sulgrave Manor

A Tudor and Georgian manor house built and lived in by the direct ancestors of George Washington.

Rainsborough Camp

A hillfort constructed and first occupied by Iron Age settlers during the 5th century BC.


The video below explores Brackley Pocket Park which features in the Special Landscape Circuit

World War II fighter pens, RAF Croughton

Built in 1941 to provide protection from bombing, only three of these rare Type C pens survive:  in 2011 they were granted Grade II listed status


This video looks at the rich heritage that surrounds Edgcote including the War of the Roses Battlefield, the Medieval Village of Trafford along with Edgcote House.