Oxford Green Belt Stage 3: North
Sunday, 12 August 2018
Start time: 9:30
Moderate 18.5 miles / 29.8 km
This year we are walking the 50-odd mile Oxford Green Belt Way in three sections. There has never been a better time to appreciate the green spaces around Oxford! This is the third and final stage of the route. Please come along if you enjoy longer walks- no need to have already done sections 1 or 2. This stage takes us along the Oxford Canal as far as Thrupp. We then cross some grassy meadows, skirt around Kidlington, and pass the ancient isolated Water Eaton Manor. A second crossing of the Cherwell leads to a slightly less interesting flat arable expanse, but leaving this behind we then climb to Elsfield and Beckley with (hopefully) expansive views of Otmoor. The final section takes us through Woodperry, Stanton St John and Forest Hill, and eventually to Thornhill. When we walked the route in June, the path was indistinct and overgrown in places, particularly in the second half. The walking conditions are a bit rougher than in stages 1 and 2, consequently we anticipate that we may not arrive at the end point before 5.30 -6.00pm. Should you wish to, there could be an opportunity to do a shorter walk by dropping out at Water Eaton. From here, the buses at the Park and Ride or Oxford Parkway are easily accessible. In this case, the total walked would be approximately 8.5 miles. If you plan to do this, please come prepared with your own map.
Wolvercote village green
Grid reference: SP488097
Nearest postcode: OX2 8PG
Start time: 09:30
This is a linear walk
THIS WALK HAS BEEN CANCELLED
The walk leaders have had to cancel this walk, with apologies; they will lead it later in the year.
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