Oxford walk

Walk along the waterways of Oxford and uncover its watery history.

Boats moored along Oxford Canal Oxford Canal
Adults and children walking along towpath

A lifeline during lockdown

Local waterways have been an escape for many during these difficult times. Our work to protect them is more urgent than ever.

This walk is from the Royal Geographical Society’s ‘Discovering Britain’ series. Visit their website for full route information and maps.

As well as the dreaming university town of Oxford and its well-loved canal, this walk also takes in the Oxford stretch of the Thames (or Isis), site of the historic annual boat race. 

Start point: Oxford Castle, OX1 1AY

End point: Sandford Lock, OX4 4YD

Distance: five miles

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