How to find us, on foot or by public transport or car
Weaveley Furze lies seven miles (11km approx) north of Oxford, a five-to-ten minute walk along a public footpath from the A4260 Oxford-Banbury Road.
The first stretch of path is part of the Palladian Way long distance route which links notable Oxfordshire mansions including Blenheim Palace, which stands about two miles west of the Furze.
By bus, the Stagecoach S4 Oxford to Banbury service passes the footpath sign on the A4026, hourly between 7am and 7pm on weekdays, slightly reduced times on Saturdays and four buses on Sunday. The Thames Travel 25/25a stops nearby on its route between Kidlington and Bicester which goes via Enslow. The Stagecoach S3 service stops in Woodstock. Check links to timetable for details. By train: there are services to Tackley railway station, a 2.5 mile (4km) walk from the Furze.
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By car: park in the layby on the left where indicated on the map and by a large blue P sign on the verge - not the large layby on the other side of the road, which has been closed. You will see the footpath sign about 100 yards north on the verge. Walk along the verge which is wide though tussocky. Please keep well away from traffic. Go through the field gate and follow the path indicated blue on the map above. Boots are recommended in winter or wet weather as the area where the path (signed on a second post) angles right along the edge of the second field, can be boggy. Update: in August 2017: this sign, shown in the photo at the head of this page, is currently missing. The way through the crop is reasonably well trampled, so follow this and then up the field verge to the wood). Rampaging nettles in the furze are also affecting parts of the paths, so long trousers and a stout heart are advised!