Photo: Ramblers in the countryside
Walking in and around Oxford
The area covered by the Oxford Group includes not only the area within and around Oxford but also the many fine historic local towns and villages surrounding the city including Blenheim Palace, Port Meadow and Shotover Country Park. The classical parks of the city contrast with the diverse landscape of nearby villages, fields, woods and moorland.
Within the City, there are many open spaces and parks to be walked, from ancient farmland and the historic grazing areas of Port Meadow to the more formal University Parks, Christchurch Meadows, and Magdalen College Deer Park, all within the Oxford Ring Road.
An aerial view of Oxford shows an unexpected number of green open spaces. Indeed, the group’s Footpath Secretary's work varies from shared footpath and cycle ways in the city centre on one day, to rights of way across the historic Port Meadow, or the Cherwell Paths on the next, perhaps taking in the Oxford canal and the Thames Path.
Read about our successful urban Rights of Way campaign.
* Article courtesy of the AHRC-funded "In All Our Footsteps" project at Oxford Brookes University and Newcastle University