Directions by Car
Northmoor Lock Paddocks lies approximately 1 1/2 miles from the A420 Oxford to Swindon Road. From here, it’s only 4 miles to the A34.
The A34 links Oxford to the Midlands via the M40; to London via either the M40 or the M4; to Bath and Bristol via the M4; or on the A34 itself to Southampton and Bournemouth on the south cost, so getting to us is easy!
…from A420 Oxford – Swindon
Directions by Bus
There is a regular bus service which runs between Oxford and Swindon but it no longer passes through Appleton. It stops on A420 at the top of Oaksmere from where it is a walk of just under a mile into Appleton and a further half mile to the campsite.
Stagecoach route 66 timetable
Please note, the Oaksmere stop is not listed on the timetable. It’s the stop between Fyfield (A420) and Besselsleigh (Greyhound)
Other Bus Routes
Directions by train
The closest train station to Northmoor Lock Paddocks is the main Oxford station (approximately 6 miles) – not to be confused with the new Oxford Parkway!
From the railway station, if you’re planning on coming by taxi, be sure to ask for ‘Appleton’ (you don’t want him taking you to Northmoor as this is on the opposite side of the river and it’s a 15 mile drive to get back to the Appleton side!), then give the taxi driver the information provided for arriving by car.
If friends are going to pick you up you could help them avoid the Oxford traffic by catching a bus as far as Botley (4 Abingdon, 4a Cumnor, 4b Elms Rise, 4c Dean Court, S1 Witney, X30 Wantage), Cumnor (4 Abingdon, 4a Cumnor, X30 Wantage, S66 Swindon), or Oaksmere (for Appleton) on A420 (S66)
All these buses leave from Frideswide Square, just outside the railway station, opposite the Said Business School.
There are 2 other possible stations: Didcot Parkway and the new Oxford Parkway station near Kidlington. There are no convenient busses from either of these stations so you’ll need to take a taxi or ask a friend to collect you.