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Friday, 29 December 2017

Friday walk: Oxford Circular - Port Meadow, Rivers Isis and Cherwell, and University Colleges


Book 1, Walk 13 - Oxford Circular

Length: 15.2 km (9.4 miles)  or 11.3 km (7 miles)
Toughness: 1 out of 10 (more if muddy)

London Marylebone:  10-06 hrs    Oxford service
Arrive Oxford: 11-09 hrs

Return: Oxford to Marylebone:  15-43, 16-11, 16-43 and 17-41 hrs
             Oxford to Paddington: 15-31, 16-01, 16-31, 17-01, 17-30 and 18-01 hrs

This is an easy, relaxing walk which in the morning takes us on the flat over Port Meadow via the River Isis to the village of Wolvercote, where we will stop for lunch in the "library" of the cosy Plough Inn.
After lunch, we set off along the Oxford canal back towards the centre of Oxford. Those happy with a short(ish) walk today, particularly if the weather is inclement, stay on the canal tow path all the way back to the railway station.  Those wanting a longer walk can divert from the canal to Wolfson College to then follow the Walk Directions for a walk on an often muddy path beside the River Cherwell to the University Parks. Here, you can either embark on the Tour of the University Colleges (recommended if time and daylight permits) or you can head back through town to the railway station. Again, you don't have to decide until you reach the Parks.
T=1.13
Walk Directions are here: L=1.13

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