You can now walk from Radley village to the heart of the Lakes on a new permissive path which has been kindly agreed by the two landowners.
Starting at the village end the path goes south alongside farmland followed by a track close to the rail main line.
It then turns west, crossing the railway under what is locally known as the ‘sounding bridge’.
After that it follows the disused branch line to Abingdon, passing between former gravel pits that have now been restored to nature conservation.
It finishes by joining the Sustrans cycle track close to Thrupp Lake.
The route is about 1.25 miles long. The vegetation has been cut back by volunteers and it is reasonably good underfoot. It is signed with fingerposts and way markers: they all have a blue and orange ‘RLT’ disc on them. There are interpretation boards near the start and soon after the Sounding Bridge. These tell you about the route and what you can see.
Enjoy the path but do respect it. Please don’t cycle or ride a horse. Do take any litter home with you and do keep dogs on leads.
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