I opted to tramp out to recce Tackley first and set off with the dogs back along the tow path to Pigeon lock where I picked up a cycle track to Tackley Halt rail station.
The dog roses are in flower in the hedgerows
This chap was turning his hay crop to get it dry before baling
There are a pair of horses enjoying the shade of a tree here and I came in very useful as a back-scratcher while Floyd sat and grumbled at them... They were both wearing fly masks to protect them from the unwelcome attentions of horse flies
The track to Tackley
A thistle in full bloom
A profusion of cottage flowers adorning the limestone cottages in Tackley
The Post Office in Tackley is now located in the village hall along with the village shop which is now community undertaking staffed by volunteers. It took me 50 Min's to walk there, they did do Post Restante so I left my name in case I had mail forwarded there and then I headed back to Yarwood before checking out the next village, Kirtlington.