Oxford canal walk tracklogs route file. The oxford canal walk is a long distance route following the towpath for 77 miles from oxford to hawkesbury.
It is 78 miles long and took over 20 years to build.
Oxford canal walk map. Thus the oxford canal was constructed linking oxford with coventry banbury and rugby to the north. The pub has lovely canalside seating and a great menu. Oxford canal walk pubs cafes.
The oxford canal took 20 years to build and finally opened on the 1st january 1790. Route map for banbury to oxford canal walk 27 a 43 45km walking route near banbury uk. The final stretch into central oxford was the last bit to be completed and the car park here is the site of the original terminus of the oxford canal.
131 7 km 81 8 miles 648 m 2 126 ft ascent 124 m 407 ft maximum height click to enlarge searchable ldps database. It opened on new year s day in 1790. Login to download members only tracklogs route file.
This heralded the. You can find it at postcode ox5 1ju. The gentle engineering of the canal with few lock flights means that you can walk the route though you may need to check the condition of the path as grassy areas can get muddy.
Visit their website for full route information and maps. The oxford canal is a 78 mile 126 km narrow canal in central england linking oxford with bedworth between coventry and nuneaton on the coventry canal via banbury and rugby completed in 1790 it connects to the river thames at oxford and is integrated with the grand union canal combined for 5 miles 8 km close to the villages of braunston and napton on the hill a canal which soon after. Oxford canal walk os map mobile gps os map with location tracking oxford canal walk open street map mobile gps map with location tracking.
Login to download members only route profile. Just north of kidlington you can stop at the jolly boatman inn at thrupp. As well as the dreaming university town of oxford and its well loved canal this walk also takes in the oxford stretch of the thames or isis site of the historic annual boat race.
Oxford canal walk memory map route file. The grand junction canal now called the grand union canal was opened in 1805 and provided a faster route that avoided the river thames. For 15 years the canal was very profitable as it provided the main route between birmingham and london.
The oxford canal walk connects the cathedral cities of oxford and coventry meandering for 83 miles through peaceful open countryside. Following the continuous canal towpath it passes 43 locks countless bridges and one tunnel and crosses just one road. Find local businesses view maps and get driving directions in google maps.