River Cherwell

River Cherwell, Oxford: Tickets, Tours, Address, River Cherwell Reviews: 4/5

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Jon Bee
Buckingham, UK79 contributions
Ideal For A Peaceful Walk
Sep 2019
Even though at the heart of a very busy city, a walk beside the River Cherwell can take the visitor away from all the noise and bustle for an hour or so. A favourite stretch connects the Thames with Dead Man's Walk, which takes in the Botanic Gardens on one side and Christchurch meadow on the other. By following Dead Man's Walk(alongside Merton Field)and then heading back towards the river, you can do a small circular walk of this area. You could not find a more peaceful haven to stroll, and I regularly follow this route. There is always plenty to see - you can peak over the fence and look at the remarkable garden, or watch out for the deer which live alongside the Longhorn cattle in the meadow. Certainly somewhere I'd definitely recommend to anyone who wanted somewhere to find peace and quiet.
Written October 1, 2019
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923Dan
Swindon, UK2,457 contributions
Pretty river passing through the heart of Oxford
Jul 2019 • Friends
The River Cherwell is a pretty river passing through the heart of Oxford.
Nice for boating or simply walks to get away from the tourist crowds.
Written July 18, 2019
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Nigel H
Perth, Australia1,041 contributions
Quiet Escape from the Crowds
Mar 2018 • Couples
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
Written January 25, 2019
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Betterxtogether
Oxford, UK826 contributions
Nice to walk along if it’s on your route
Jul 2018 • Couples
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
Written July 14, 2018
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Dave_Cowley_Road
Oxford, UK948 contributions
cool leafy river
Jun 2018 • Couples
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 along its banks, including Mesopotamia Walk and the meadows in Magdalen College. I live in Oxford and I never tire of walking beside it. On a warm summers day, with dappled sunlight filtering through the trees, it is a heavenly place.

You can also take a boat out on it. Punting is the most fun, though difficult. You can get a punt at Magdalen Bridge or Cherwell Boathouse. Rowing boats are also good, and a simple paddle boat is a very easy and efficient way to travel on the river. Take a picnic
Written June 14, 2018
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rayrest
London, UK7,280 contributions
Cracking Cherwell
Feb 2018 • Couples
The river Cherwell flows through Oxford city and many of its parks and the grounds of the colleges of Oxford. Can be very beautiful walking by the river in terrific surroundings especially in college or park grounds. Well worth having a 20 minute stroll along this great river.
Written February 9, 2018
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sheepygold
london4,672 contributions
Very pretty. If you go for a punt pay for a professional.
Aug 2017 • Couples
My wife and I always stroll along the Cherwell near Magdalen Bridge. It is quiet and pretty although I prefer the walk along the Thames and Oxford Canal. If you are tempted to go for a punt (not something I would waste my short visit doing) then pay for a professional as I have spent much time watching the foolish antics of amateurs from the banks of the river!
Written August 27, 2017
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JXXXR
4,893 contributions
Nice river in Oxford but not a must visit
May 2016 • Couples
Easily accessible from Christ Church Meadows the river is picturesque enough but isn't anything special compared to many rivers in the UK. Not a must visit but nice to see if you want to take some time out from the city.
Written May 22, 2016
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WMIM
Horsham, UK3,231 contributions
River which flows into the Thames at Oxford.
Feb 2016 • Friends
The river flows southwards east of the centre of Oxford and passes the University Parks before joining the Thames at Christ Church Meadow.
I took a short walk along the riverside path yesterday on the edge of the Meadow. The river itself isn't particularly attractive here but it's still pleasant to walk beside it away from the busy centre of Oxford.
Written February 3, 2016
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Sarah53187
Dunedin, New Zealand618 contributions
Lovely afternoon punting
Aug 2015 • Friends
We spent the afternoon punting on the Cherwell. The river is beautiful & peaceful. It was nice to relax, float down the river & watch the world go by.
Written September 19, 2015
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