d'Arcy Dalton Way, The

'The d'Arcy Dalton Way was created in 1986 to celebrate the Society's diamond jubilee. It was named after Colonel d'Arcy Dalton - one of the founding members of the Society. Its northern end is at Wormleighton on the canal towpath. From here it proceeds across the Ironstone Hills, through Hook Norton, passing close to the Rollright stones and then crossing the Oxfordshire Way. The route ducks into Gloucestershire for a few miles before meeting the Thames Path and then dropping down to the Ridgeway, at Waylands Smithy.'

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Distance (miles)
65
Longer distance range
Starting from
Wormleighton, , Stratford-on-Avon
Overview

'The Way's 65 miles run through the unspoilt countryside along the western side of Oxfordshire ... The idea behind the Way was to form a link between the Oxford Canal towpath, the Oxfordshire Way, the Thames Path and the Ridgeway.'

There is a Guidebook - The D'Arcy Dalton Way across the Oxfordshire Cotswolds and the Thames Valley by Nick Moon - but you might have difficulty locating a copy.

See also

D'Arcy Dalton Circular [Barry Cornelius] | The D'Arcy Dalton Way [Carl Sprake]

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