Just 5 miles north of Banbury situated on both the River Cherwell and Oxford Canal. Its name
comes from ‘croppe’ meaning hill and ‘ridig’ meaning small stream. Historically, the village is better known for the Battle of Cropredy Bridge that took place during the Civil War on 29th June 1644 between Royalists and Roundheads. Today it is an extremely picturesque village with many narrowboats regularly using its canal lock and moorings. The canal toll office still stands by the narrow section of the canal, where an oak beam used to be lowered until the tolls were paid! Nowadays, the village is also known for the Fairport Cropredy Convention Festival held every August, attracting thousands of music lovers of all ages. With two very attractive pub restaurants in the village, Cropredy is an ideal place to spend some relaxing time
taking in its beautiful countryside, canal setting and history. A Cropredy Circular Walk leaflet can be purchased from Banbury Tourist Information Centre.