The best walks in and around Oxford
Top 5 walks in the area
|Christ Church Meadow
Home to the University boat houses and edged by the river Thames, Christ Church Meadow is situated at the bottom of St Aldates. The well-established paths lead you around the meadow, passing livestock on the lower sections and sports fields on the upper.
|Osney Island to Port Meadow
After you have gone only a short distance, you are removed from the bustle of the city and transported to the peace of the country. Amble along the tow path up to Port Meadow, a piece of common land where members of the public are permitted to graze their animals.
Shotover is an area of outstanding beauty located approximately three miles to the east of Oxford’s city centre. It rises to a height of 557 feet above sea level.
|Walking tour of historic Oxford
Venture into the grounds of one of the many Oxford colleges; follow in the footsteps of your favourite historical, literary or fictional characters; or just enjoy the architecture of one of the most beautiful cities in the world. Your guides will delight in recounting interesting facts and amuse all ages with stories as you explore this ancient seat of learning.
Refresh the senses with a short circuit around University Parks, which can be undertaken in 20 minutes. View the beautifully manicured lawns, occupied by students, townspeople or (in the summer) cricketers. Towards the eastern reaches there is a bridge over the River Cherwell where herds of cattle graze.