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Continue through the wood on a clear but narrow track to exit with views of Bruern Abbey, and come out onto a road.
(Bruern Abbey was a Cistercian Abbey founded by Nicholas Bassett in 1147. In 1720 a baroque country house was built on the site of the former abbey.)Cross the road and go through a gate into the parkland of Bruern Abbey.
When this path comes out onto a field, turn left and follow the hedge to the brook at the bottom of the field.
Shipton Court is one of the largest early Jacobean houses in the country, built about 1603 by the Lacy family.Follow Church Lane to the end, and walk down to the bottom of the hill to the railway station.Catch a train from Platform 1 (the opposite side) to Kingham. When the road bends right to Bledington, turn left in the direction of Foscot.Cross over the level crossing with care and turn left along the bridleway.Cross the bridge over the Evenlode and carry on along the lane.At the junction, turn left and walk through the village, past the church on your right until you come to the level crossing.Ascott-under-Wychwood links the two settlements of Ascott Earl and Ascott d'Oyley.Turn right at the bridge and head up towards the woodland.Once inside turn left and follow a narrow path through the wood.Langley Mill, beyond the winding river, is set in the angle of an ancient weir, enclosed by willows.Look for the grassy terraces and hollows between the path and the river bank - all that remains of the motte- and-bailey castle of centuries ago.