The River Cherwell is a major tributary of the River Thames in central England. It rises near Hellidon in Northamptonshire and flows south through Oxfordshire for 40mi to meet the Thames at Oxford. It adds a significant discharge to the Thames—when entering Oxford, the Thames's discharge is 17.6 m³/s (622 cu ft/s), but after leaving and consuming the Cherwell it has increased to 24.8 m³/s (876 cu ft/s). The river gives its name to the Cherwell local government district and Cherwell, an Oxford student newspaper.Watershed and upper courseThe Cherwell is the northernmost tributary of the Thames. It rises in the ironstone hills at Hellidon, two miles (3 km) west of Charwelton near Daventry. Helidon Hill immediately north of the source forms a watershed: on the south side, the Cherwell feeds the River Thames and thence the North Sea at the Thames Estuary; on the north side, the River Leam feeds the Warwickshire River Avon and the River Severn and thence the Bristol Channel. (A third river system on this watershed rises east of Charwelton and feeds tributary streams of the River Nene and thence the North Sea at The Wash, while the source of the River Great Ouse is also nearby.)Before you head to Oxford, plan trip itinerary details with our user-friendly Oxford trip planner , to make sure you see all that Oxford has to offer, including River Cherwell.
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Having experienced the crowds at Christchurch headed down to the River Thames, and back to the Botanical Gardens along the River Cherwell. Peaceful change to the visitors to Christchurch more »
Nice river to walk along If you enjoy that sort of thing. Be careful of cyclists! Also nice for photography, whether on the river or on a bridge over it more »
The Cherwell has a charm all of its own. It is a small, slow river, not very deep, and as it flows through Oxford City, it is very cool, green and leafy. It offers lots of opportunities to stroll alon... more »
Very nice, good fun. Friendly and helpful staff, very good boat.!!!It was flooded at the time. But still have a very nice time holidaying on the river and Oxford canal. Brilliant. Loved it. Thank you very much! Dogs are welcome here. Отличный отдых, хорошие лодки, красивые места. Неплохая рыбалка.
Brought the boat down this attractive canalised river section on yellow (caution, high flow) but all fine!
Great location for filming.
Nice little river
Lol!! Says I visited two weeks ago. Can't even remember yesterday. But I guess it was okay, if it was rubbish might have some inkling but hey ho
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