River Cherwell
River Cherwell
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BarneyMate
157 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2014 • Couples
It's a river - there's not a lot to say about it - it has a bank on each side and water between them!
Written August 19, 2014
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JeremyMole
Oxford, UK16 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2011
What can be better than punting on the Cherwell with a nice picnic and good wine on a summers day?. Fun , can be romantic or very competitive depending on the comapny
Written May 1, 2012
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EmFLoge33
Westminster303 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2013 • Family
After visiting Magdalen College, we went on a punting trip on the Cherwell. The punts are rented out and managed by a team of youngsters, operating under Magdalen Bridge. One has the option of going either "Self Drive" or by "Chauffeur". Cost is 18 GBP (less than 1 hour) and 25 GBP (for half-and-hour) respectively. Deposit of 12 GBP per punt has to be paid upfront, refundable after one returns from the trip. When the river gets crowded, punts are colliding here and there, and some unfortunate novice "drivers" end up -- to their knees -- in the creek! Caution: Do not feed the ducks on the river! They are fairly aggressive and converge on your punt if they see anything edible in your hands. And more of them join in the hunt, flying down from the trees on the banks!
Written August 25, 2013
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Peter Pedr J
Deganwy, UK231 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Wretched ditch full of brown water, weeds and detritus presumably washed in off the street. A lot more could be made of it.
Written June 29, 2012
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Edward
Santa Rosa, CA2,484 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2022
The Cherwell is a lovely, peaceful, an iconic part of Oxford. It flows right along the edge of the heart of the town and university but is wooded, lined with forested countryside. It includes foothpaths along both banks and several footbridges. One may walk along it to get from one part of Oxford to another, visit different parts of the university, or go to pubs along it like the Victoria Arms to the north of town.

One may also hire a boat to punt along the river.

It and any locations along it also figure prominently in many episodes of the Morse-Lewis-Endeavour series.
Written April 17, 2023
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Dave_Cowley_Road
Oxford, UK897 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
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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Jolyon67
Melbourne, Australia5,679 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2014 • Friends
Im sure the River Cherwell is great to punt along in the summer months but in winter it is totally different. The river cut across the eastern edge of the town and is most easily accessible from Magdalen College bridge. There are walks here, one officially called Addison's Walk, which take you alongside the river. It can get very muddy but the paths can be picturesque and you wont see many people.
Written April 7, 2015
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Jon Bee
Buckingham, UK85 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
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, UK3,025 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
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, Australia1,040 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
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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