CDC – Kidlington families explore new ways to well-being

Kidlington residents are being invited to use their daily exercise by testing out seven new walking routes in the village.

Developed by Cherwell District Council’s K5 Better Together partnership, the paths have been designed with families in mind, connecting up neighbourhoods and encouraging parents, grandparents and children to explore their local area on foot and improve their health and wellbeing.

The seven routes are part of an initial pilot, with feedback from the test-walks helping to identify the most popular circuits with the aim of them becoming a more permanent offering for the village.

Under the current lockdown restrictions, going for a daily walk is allowed as long as you do so with your household or with one person from another household, socially distanced.

The wayfinding project is funded by Sport England and supported by Kidlington Parish Council.

The seven routes in Kidlington vary in length from 2.4km to 5km, each offering a slightly different experience for the user. From the more ‘muddy boot’ adventures of the Stratfield Brake route to the more accessible and buggy-friendly Garden City route, there is something for everyone. Four paths start from Exeter Hall, allowing walkers the chance to hop onto another network if they want a slightly longer walk.

The document describing the walks can be found here.

Feedback about the routes can be given at