The Oxford Canal Walk goes from Oxford right through to Coventry but we caught the bus to Kidlington and started our walk (via Kidlington Costa Coffee) at the bridge on Yarnton Road. The first part of the of this stage was very quiet ad peaceful and would have probably been a lot more photogenic if we’d managed to walk it a month or two earlier. Although, that said, we did meet a few canal residents who were very pleased to see us on the empty tow path.
I haven’t done this walk before but I have seen the Oxford end so we just set off in the Oxford direction with the plan to keep going until I recognised where I was. Only one part was a bit dodgy and it was (thankfully) signposted.
We followed the signpost over the bridge to Oxford and found the route to become a little more populated. The barges here weren’t what you’d call picturesque, they were mostly long-term residences, one even had a floating shed attached but these homes had overflowed onto the bank and the tow-path which raised a few smiles.
Lastly for today, this plaque marks the start of the Oxford end of the Oxford Canal, I’m guessing there’s one at the other end in Coventry too.
If anyone fancies following us, this little bit of the Canal walk took us about two and a half hours. I could have taken a lot longer and come back with a lot more photos but witout the camera I recon about 2 hours should do it.
More from before: Various visits to, and from, “Kidlington“.