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40-mile Route Map 12


GR 413 832

Oxford Canal to Bridleway R40 under Hopsford Aqueduct path


The route of ACW originally followed the Oxford Canal towpath to the top of Hopsford Aqueduct , then went down a steep slope to the parapet and curved left then right to reach ground level, then right to join Bridleway R40 coming under the aqueduct.

This path became worn, slippery and a safety hazard, so we asked for steps to be added.  In the meantime, we diverted the route to use an unclassified path down the embankment then along the field at the bottom.  This was used for Challenge events from 2009 to 2013.

By then steps had been installed, but too late for including in the Feb-2013 Green Book.

We are now adopting the route going down the steps.  This is now nearly the original route, and returns to match that published on OS maps.



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