Oxford Spires and River Walk

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Lowland and Hill Walks
Jun 15

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10 miles (16 km) 5 hours

Dogs are very welcome at the events I organise, please take responsibility for your pet.

A scenic walk that combines fine views of the famous Oxford skyline with its ‘dreaming spires’, with a stroll along the Thames towpath wending through attractive ‘hidden’ neighbourhoods and past the beautiful grounds of Christchurch college. There may be time to stop for a drink in one of Oxford’s traditional riverside pubs.


We will walk from the station to the Thames (also known in Oxford as the Isis), then cut through the riverside community of Osney and onto the village of North Hinksey. From there we will ascend through Raleigh Park gaining a fine view of the ‘dreaming spires'. We will then cross meadows and pass through attractive woodland on Boars Hill. We then descent back down towards South Hinksey village, gaining a classic view of the Oxford skyline. From here we will make our way to the Thames in south Oxford, then follow the well-surfaced towpath past the Meadow Building of Christchurch, one of Oxford's largest colleges. Continuing past the historic Folly Bridge, we will continue along the river through urban parkland and past a lock, before arriving back at Osney.


Don't waste that space!

Summer walks get busy so please only book if you know you can make it. If your plans change please free up the space for someone else.

Is it dog friendly? 

Dogs are welcome on the walk, but please abide by the Countryside Code (https://tinyurl.com/rlqvp3h). Please also remember not everyone loves dogs as much as you do so please be mindful of other members.

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