Distance: 6.5 miles (10km)
Ascent: 12 metres
Start/finish: Oxford Station, OX1 1HS
From the station turn R onto Botley Road then R onto the Thames Path on the east bank of the River Thames and follow north along the river. Cross a footbridge near Medley Manor Farm and continue on the path, following the west bank to Godstow Road (2.5 miles/4.1km). Turn R and follow the road past the Trout Inn (turning R and running south onto Port Meadow here leads you to a good stretch of river for swimming, which tends to be a bit quieter then the area closer to Oxford). Otherwise stay on the road through Wolvercote to a R onto a bridleway across Port Meadow before Godstow Road bridge. Follow this south to the R of the trees in the nature park and past Round Hill. Follow the edge of the railway to the car park at the end of Walton Well Road (5.1 miles/8.2km). Follow the road over the railway then turn R onto the Oxford Canal Walk, follow this to the A4144, turn R and head back to the start.
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