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Oxford Canal, Oxford

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Take a stroll along Oxford Canal, a serene walking spot connecting with the River Thames. Despite being one of the most crowded canals in the area, this popular boating route retains a calm, natural setting. Learn about the canal's history from panels along the basin, and discover how the structure was built over 20 years, with the final section opening in 1790. Stop at the nearby pub if you feel peckish. Put Oxford Canal at the forefront of your travel plans using our Oxford trip builder.
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  • August 19, 2017
    Park at Walton Well carpark and take the path across the meadow to the Thames path. You can either go left following by the river or cross the first and second (foot)bridge and walk to The Perch were ...  more »
  • August 18, 2017
    The canal system that weaves its way through Oxford is enchanting. A very British way of life. and so good to see.  more »
  • August 9, 2017
    We had a lovely walk along the canal which we started near the train station and headed north. It's a route often used by cyclist and local joggers and it lead to some nice country walks. A very pleas...  more »

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