For the first section of the Jurassic Way we took the train to Banbury, then a succession of delightful rural buses, including Geoff Amos coaches www.geoffamos.co.uk. The experience of bus travel in deepest Oxfordshire is one you savour for weeks to come.
Everyone says please and thank-you. On the way out, the Banbury market shoppers exchange the latest village gossip.
- Walking on the Jurassic Way to Hellidon
On the way back, teenagers are glued to their mobiles, planning their innocent evenings of fun in the fleshpots of Banbury — and making sure their parents are ready to give them a lift home if they miss the last bus.
Who needs a tropical holiday?
To download leaflets on the Jurassic Way, go to <www.northamptonshire.gov.uk/en/councilservices/Transport/ROW/general/Pages/CountyPaths.aspx>
For public transport options, use the ‘plan a journey’ boxes in www.transportdirect.info