Moving towards the heartland
of the Oxfordshire Cotswolds brings us to the area
dominated by the Wychwood Forest, which was once
an important royal hunting area as large as the
New Forest. To drive or
walk along the Evenlode Valley is to experience
life in a time warp with patchwork quilt fields,
drystone walls and golden stone houses and farms.
Charlbury, on the Cotswolds Line, has a popular olde world small Brunel built railway station, its fishpond and hanging baskets bring back memories of another era. The railway links, youth hostel and camp sites make this an excellent centre for cyclists and walkers. The Oxfordshire Way is nearby.