Explore the beautiful countryside and views around Boddington – below are links to walks and nature sites around the Boddington area.
To help us all enjoy the wonderful countryside around us, here is a copy of the countryside code, with a link to the complete version, which states the obligations for both landowners and users.
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This is walk 631 on the British Walks website - a varied walk, returning along the Oxfordshire canal towpath.
The Millennium Way is a 100 ml route that runs between Pershore (Worcs) and Middleton Cheney (Northants), passing through both Upper and Lower Boddington.
44 circular walks have also been devised along the Millenuim Way’s length, with walks 19 (5.5 mile circular walk from Upper Boddington) and 31 (7 mile circular walk from Claydon enjoying the delightful villages of Upper and Lower Boddington) passing through Boddington.
If you would rather walk in a group, why not try Adventure Sheds walks? They organise guided walks in the area with first aiders present – varying distances, but please contact them first, as Health and Safety paperwork needs completing prior to walking. Well behaved dogs are welcome.
The car parks to this reservoir (which provides water for the Oxford Canal) are on the road between Upper Boddington and Byfield.
There are two Wildlife Trust managed sites around the reservoir – Byfield Pool which was the original canal reservoir, built in the 1790s, and Boddington Meadow, named as Northamptonshire’s Coronation Meadow, an outstanding example of our remaining meadows, rich in a wealth of flowers and able to be held up as the flagship meadow for the county. It is used as a donor for seeds to create a new meadow in Kingsthorpe, nr Northampton.
Circular Walk 12 miles
This walk follows the Millenium Way out of Upper Boddington to Priors Marston, turns up to Helidon, then back via Byfield and Boddington Reservoir.