chipping norton town walk

The town that walked up the hill

‘Chippy’, as it is known, has a fascinating history that takes in medieval barons,  a policeman saved by a thin skull, and iconic music. How do Chippy’s trees cure headaches? What links baseball with beekeeping? See where a vicar lost out to a king, and the sites of an alarming number of riots.

This 90-minute tour tells the story of the fascinating town of Chipping Norton through Saxon origins, its development as a market place and then a stagecoach stop, into the modern era. It takes in a skeleton army, a legendary rock drummer and we may even see the work of Chippy’s mystery yarn bomber plus the fastest shed on wheels! 















  • Temporarily suspended due to COVID restrictions.


  • £12.00 per person


​In normal time (can't wait!) all walking tours are bookable through Eventbrite by clicking on the button below. The £12 ticket price includes Eventbrite's fee: you won't pay more.


I follow government and industry COVID-19 guidelines. The group will be able to maintain social distancing on this outdoor walk. I am also certified as a member of the 'We're good to go' scheme.



'Such an entertaining and informative tour! You really brought the stories to life.'


'A lovely mix of fact and stories. The 90 mins sped by and it made me notice things I’d never seen before!'


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