Jurassic Way

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Jurassic Way
Jurassic Way sign.JPG
Length 88 mi (142 km)
Location Midlands of England, United Kingdom
Trailheads Banbury, Oxfordshire
52°03′25″N 1°19′48″W / 52.057°N 1.330°W / 52.057; -1.330
Stamford, Lincolnshire
52°39′02″N 0°28′51″W / 52.6505°N 0.4809°W / 52.6505; -0.4809
Use Hiking
Hiking details
Season All year

The Jurassic Way is a designated and signed long-distance footpath that connects the Oxfordshire town of Banbury with the Lincolnshire town of Stamford in England.[1] It largely follows an ancient ridgeway traversing Britain; most of its 88-mile (142 km) route is in Northamptonshire on the Jurassic limestone ridge in the north of that county.[2][3]

The trail goes near the Oxford and Grand Union canals, past the Great Central Railway's Catesby Tunnel and viaduct, the River Welland, the 82-arch viaduct at Harringworth,[4] and Rockingham Castle.[5]

It connects with these long-distance footpaths:

The ancient trackway on which the Jurassic Way is based likely continued at each end, particularly following the Lincoln Cliff towards the River Humber.


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Coordinates: 52°25′26″N 1°02′35″W / 52.424°N 1.043°W / 52.424; -1.043