Thames Path

Thames Path, Oxford: Tickets, Tours, Address, Thames Path Reviews: 4/5

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Deb Edwards
Oxford, UK1 contribution
Winters Walks
Jan 2021
A lovely walk on a winters day. Wear you wellies as it can get boggy in certain parts.
You might spot some wildlife too if you are lucky!
Written January 21, 2021
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JeffTheChairman
Exeter, UK1,126 contributions
ENJOYED THAMES PATH
Mar 2020 • Couples
On a bright but chilly Sunday morning we took a lovely stroll along a section of the Thames Path at Oxford
Still pretty muddy in places due to all the winters rainfall
Looking forward to returning on a dry sunny spring day
Lots to see and lots of peace and quiet
Written March 1, 2020
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regm889
Bangkok, Thailand626 contributions
Good for strolls
Apr 2019 • Couples
Good walkways along sides of Thames for morning and evening walk, some part are well kept and wide, but some stretches are narrow and bicyclists also come along, you can get fresh air along river
Written April 19, 2019
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Betterxtogether
Oxford, UK828 contributions
Lovely walk
Jul 2018
I enjoy walking this path during all seasons but particularly in summer.
You might catch a deer or a horse in a field near by.
You can do short walks or longer ones, with a few exits to the streets nearby. You can enter from town and forget the hustle of the town centre.
Often a lot of cyclists so do bear them in mind.
Written July 14, 2018
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lazenlondonuk
London Uk315 contributions
Grandly named but only 1' wide in long stretches!
Jun 2018 • Solo
The rather grandly named 'Thames Path' is a long riverside meandering footpath
that cuts through dense foliage,open meadows and locks and wooded areas from
Oxford to Abingdon-on-Thames.
I tried it out on a sunny June morning travelling about some 5 miles.
This is the long way round.
There are some highly beautiful waterside spots in places though difficult to
see properly for all the high foliage obscuring the bank.In a few places this foliage has been beaten down by walkers to enable them to actually access the riverbank proper.
For very long stretches the footpath is only 1' wide of caked mud and one is constantly getting brushed by stinging nettles,plants and crops and the like.
Tree roots and fallen trees actually block the path in one or two spots.
Barbed wire fences & crop filled fields on one side,and the river on the other make deviation impossible.
Signposting is so so.Guesswork in one or two forks.
Stick by the river and you will be OK.
Its a very lonely walk and should any misfortune occur you would be heard pressed to summon rescue.
All around is thick wooded foliage and trees 100 or more'high.-more like dense jungle.
In 2 hours I passed only 1 scruffy male cyclist,1 tramp,2 fishermen and 2 other guys.
Each time we had to stand aside to let pass so narrow was the 'Path'
At night or in muddy winter the going would be almost impossible.
The safety and security I suspect is more down to the boringly distinct lack of suitable
passers for scoundrels to waylay by than any inherent feature in the path.
Carrying an emergency number for The Thames Riverboat Police if it patrols here
would be more likely to yield results than any vehicle or air ambulance.
We are talking real jungle here for 4 miles.Total silence.No facilities.
Having said all that the unpoilt since the dawn of time views and butterflies are in many places breathtakingly serene and beautiful.
No cars here.
Written June 27, 2018
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Lissel A
Brisbane, Australia691 contributions
Worth walking even a few short kilometres
Jun 2017 • Couples
We accessed the Thames path for a short walk from the footpath at Donnington Bridge Road. This was not too far from our accommodation at Travelodge Oxford Abingdon Road (separate review) via Weirs Lane. We went late afternoon, which enabled us to walk along the river and past boatsheds, cricket fields and colleges enjoying the dusk (lots of midges but not biting ones, just clouds of them that you don't want to inhale!), and watching some late rowers training. We even got to help a group lift their boat up out of the water and onto their trolley which was a highlight. The walk brought us out a few kilometres later close to town centre. If you use this access point, the first part of the walk is through some brushland which seems a bit dodgy and dangerous but once you reach the river a few minutes later you'll see plenty of students jogging, cycling etc and feel perfectly safe!
Written May 26, 2018
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rayrest
London, UK7,342 contributions
Thames path
Feb 2018 • Couples
A walk along the Thames path in Oxford on a clear day is a very relaxing and enjoyable experience. The surrounding green areas and woods with the flow of the river make you feel that you are not in a city at all.
Written February 5, 2018
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ripto
Hartlepool, UK114 contributions
Oasis of calm
Nov 2017 • Family
On a brief visit to Oxford we found the Thames path. Even though our visit was brief we found this to be an oasis of calm. When we visit Oxford next we will definitely be taking a stroll along here. This is so different from the Thames in London and so tranquil. Definitely worth a visit.
Written December 6, 2017
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shane😁😁
Northamptonshire, UK12,240 contributions
A 2 mile walk from Iffley.
Nov 2017 • Couples
We only managed a photo stop and a brief 2 miles walk of the Thames path and enjoyed it so much,we are returning in spring to do a large stretch of the path.We walked from Iffley locks almost reaching Oxford city before returning to our car.We past a few rowers,many cyclists and plenty of joggers and wildlife was evident as we managed to see red kites,ducks,swans and even a muntjac deer.It was a very peaceful wander and we will continue it next year. Visited nov 26th 2017.
Written November 27, 2017
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sheepygold
london4,810 contributions
If you have time then I cannot recommend enough!
Aug 2017 • Couples
If you are visiting Oxford for the first time and you only have a day then you are not likely to want to do a walk along the river unless you are getting a late train or bus in the Summer when you have time after the other attractions have closed. I would recommend starting at the railway station - walk under the railway bridge that crosses the main road and you can take a right onto the footpath. Head North for about 3/4 mile until you get to the Port Meadow. Cross the Meadow either due East or North East - either way you will get to the canal. Turn right (South) on the towpath and walk back into town. This walk should take one hour or less at strolling pace.
Written August 27, 2017
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