Banburyshire Rambles Photo-Journal

Paul Mobbs’ photographic record of his walks around ‘Banburyshire’ and ‘The Irondowns’, and occasionally, as part of his work around Britain, the areas beyond.

‘Last Chance (HS)To See’ – Soundscape 3:

‘Edgcote Lodge and Danesmoor’

The soundscape from the best viewing point over the historic valley

11th April 2019

This location gives a spectacular view across Danesmoor and up the higher reaches of the Cherwell valley. It will also give a grandstand view of HS2 crossing on an embankment to the Cherwell Viaduct at nearby Trafford Bridge.

I discovered this valley almost forty years ago. It’s a natural amphitheatre set in a relatively tranquil location – the last place I heard a curlew locally some years ago. Walking from Banbury it’s an beautiful day’s walk, promising a picnic on the small hill in the centre of the valley that gives commanding views across the area.

For more views and information about this location, go to the ‘Last Chance (HS)To See’ blog.