Oxford City Centre - Port Meadow - University Parks - South Park - Christchurch Meadow

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Oxford is a city shaped by its rivers and academic history. The River Thames (Isis) to the west and the River Cherwell to the east define the old boundaries of the town, with the oldest buildings (mainly the colleges) to the south where the rivers join, and the housing moving through the centuries as the town expanded northwards to Summertown.

This walk takes you through the city’s finest green spaces. Starting at Port Meadow, the oldest continuously used meadow in the country dating back to pre-Domesday times, through the classic Victorian University Parks where county cricket matches are still played; to the glorious vista of the city from South Park and the elegance and academia of Christchurch Meadows. With two rives and a canal as your footpath for much of the route, this walk is a sheer delight. Oh, and you get to walk a cross two urban islands too!

England - Central England - Oxfordshire - Town or city


Ancient Monument, Cafe, Castle, Church, Food Shop, Gift Shop, Good for Kids, Great Views, Industrial Archaeology, Mostly Flat, Museum, Pub, Public Transport, Restaurant, River, Tea Shop, Toilets