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Planning your visit

Address: Canal Yard, Canal Road, Thrupp, Kidlington, Oxfordshire, OX5 1JZ

Price: Free

Toilets: For customers of the local pub/café, plus a toilet is available for boaters at the boaters' station.

Thrupp is a pretty canalside village just north of Kidlington on the Oxford Canal. From here the canal closely follows the line of the Cherwell Valley. Rose covered terrace houses line the towpath along this stretch of the Oxford Canal - part of the Oxford Canal Walk.

Great for

Afternoon tea, canoe hire, cycling, walking, photo opportunities

  • Dog walking
  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Walking
  • Canoeing


Visit the pretty canalside hamlet of Thrupp.


While you're here why not take to the water on a caneo or kayak thanks to the local hire company - for details see their website: www.tckh.co.uk


You're also a short drive to the historic Oxford village of Woodstock and of course, Blenheim Palace.

Spot a boat

You're bound to see some narrowboats all year round and the local canoe and kayak centre is always busy.


Picnic spot

There are tables around Annie's Tearoom for a picnic or along the embankment.



You may see:

  • Swans
  • Ducks

A super stretch of idyllic canal where you'll see plenty of water birds


Free parking is available behind Annie's cafe

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