During the summer months, we organise a series of historical walks around the town and the surrounding countryside to explore Bicester's rich history and heritage.
Back this year are the ever popular Town Walks. These give people an insight into the history of Bicester town. They start by the Dovecote, next to the Library - always at 2pm on a Sunday afternoon - and a small charge of £2.50 per person. No need to book, just turn up on the day. For further information contact Bob Hessian: firstname.lastname@example.org
Sunday, 12th May: Bicester for Beginners (I)
an introduction to the history of bicester by walking around King's End, The Causeway and Market Sq.
- Sunday, 9th June: Inns, Alehouses and Pubs
We visit the sites of many of the +22 pubs and inns that Bicester had - some still existing, others changed beyond recognition.
- Sunday, 14th July: Bicester's Architecture
A look at the exterior of some of the important and some more obscure buildings in the town.
- Sunday, 18th August: Bicester for Beginners (II)
A continuation of the first walk, this time including The Garth, Sheep St and the site of the Old Priory
A programme of local village walks will take place in 2013 organised to allow members of the Society to discover the hidden treasurers of the neighbouring villages in the area. These include walks to explore:
Stratton Audley - Sunday 19th May
- Finmere - Sunday 23rd June
- Tackley - Sunday 4th August
- Deddington - Sunday 8th September
A series of walks is being organised in 2013 for members of the Society who wish to get out into the countryside and explore the history of the local landscape. These walks are designed to supplement the village walks and include circular walks of:
Stratton Audley - Sunday 9th June
- Finmere - Sunday 14th July
- Tackley - Sunday 18th August
- Deddington - Sunday 13th October
Look out for further information in the local press, the Bicester Local History Society Quarterly Newsletter or on the 'latest news'/'forthcoming events' pages of this website for details of all of the walks closer to the scheduled time for their taking place.
Cherwell District Council have produced a series of leaflets which highlight local history walks. To access the following walks, click on the link provided.
Cherwell Valley Walk - Lower & Upper Heyford
Fringford Circular Walk
Piddington Circular Walk
NOTE: An interactive map of a Town History Walk will be available here soon (see draft map).
In the meantime please utilise this Historic Town Trail published in conjunction with Cherwell CDC.