Get maps of the city of oxford, landmarks, summertown, cowley road, parking, oxford university, museums, theatres, a map of england, and sightseeing itineraries. Oxford canal line as it travels between oxford and banbury. The canal followed the presumpscot river from sebago lake through the towns of standish, windham, gorham, and westbrook. The 10mile 16 km stretch from oxford to kirtlington, where the oxfordshire way meets the canal, is also part of european walking route e2. Walks from the oxford canal line oxfordshire county council. Holiday cruising map and guide for the north and south oxford canal. Zoom into the map using your mouse or the map controls, view the roads or as a satellite map, or combine together for a hybrid view. Oxford oxford is the oldest university city in the united kingdom, some 50 miles to the west of the capital london in its own county of oxfordshire, on the rivers thames and cherwell. It runs for 49 miles and 4 furlongs through 38 locks from end of hythe bridge arm which is a dead end to napton junction where it joins the grand union canal warwick and napton canal and the grand union canal oxford canal section.
Printed by oxuniprint on recycled paper oxford university press, unit 10, oxonian park, langford locks, kidlington, oxford ox5 1fp isbn. Route diagram template for pictograms used, see wikipedia. This leaflet aims to provide you with a guide to the attractions that can be enjoyed along the. Includes navigation and historical information, visitor moorings, marinas and boatyards, boat hire centres, facilities for the boat user, sailing and boat clubs, shops, post offices and distance markers. Enterprising anglers still catch by breaking the ice, but such extreme action is not always required.
Zoom in to the map to see more information about an area, including nearby facilities on and by the water. South oxford canal claydon lock 17 21 water control 7th oct 2019 9. Nov 04, 2015 the oxford canal is a 78milelong 126 km narrow canal in central england linking oxford with coventry via banbury and rugby. Oxford canal walk os map mobile gps os map with location tracking. Completed in 1790, it connects to the river thames at oxford and is integrated with the grand union canalcombined for 5 miles 8 km close to the villages of braunston and naptononthehill, a canal which soon after. Dont know when well be back but you can count on it. The oxford canal walk connects the cathedral cities of oxford and coventry using the continuous canal footpath. This intimate style of fishing can be truly thrilling however and being able to watch. Walk north from oxford city centre along the tow path and follow the information signs.
The oxford canal took 20 years to build and finally opened on the 1st january 1790. Oxford canal walk ordnance survey map view and print off detailed os map oxford canal walk open street map view and print. Welcome to visitor information centre shopping at the. The oxford canal was one of the earliest to be constructed in england. Canals and rivers in england and wales map pdf 7mb. Oxford city guide maps tourist information oxford city.
The oxford canal walk connects the cathedral cities of oxford and coventry, meandering for 83 miles through peaceful, open countryside. Waterways world widebeam map canals suitable for a boat of 12ft 6in beam underground tube style canal map note. Cruising englands oxford canal national geographic. Where to go, what to see and tips for a great trip. The map distinguishes between wide and narrow canals. This is a downloadable oxford canal cruising map in acrobat pdf format. The section between braunston junction and napton junction is often considered part of the grand union canal. Plan your holiday route, things to see, places to go, places to stop. The cumberland and oxford canal was opened in 1832 to connect the largest lakes of southern maine with the seaport of portland, maine.
The selfguided oxford canal heritage trail is a linear walk along the oxford canal that. Winter measures when does a frosty canal become unfishable. Try out the punter for excellent beers and food and wonderful location canal side. It connects with the river thames at oxford, to the grand union. Save 10% when you buy an oxford canal map and dvd together. Completed in 1790, it connects to the river thames at oxford and is integrated with the grand union canal combined for 5 miles close to the villages of braunston and naptononthehill, a canal which soon after. Oxford canal is a truly beautiful waterway, winding through quaint villages and a stunning stretch of countryside.
If for any reason this is not displaying the correct map location then please inform rm us. For 15 years the canal was very profitable as it provided. The canal, from hawkesbury junction to oxford, is 75 miles 120 km long and has 46 lock locks 2 to 7 at hillmorton are in pairs. The oxford canal walk is a longdistance route, following the towpath for 77 miles from oxford to hawkesbury. Please use the search box to find the location of a building located in oxford. To find information such as parking, atms and public transport, please use the lifestyle tab. Please note that due to the complex route the redraw speed can be slowed. There are detailed town plans of oxford, banbury and braunston at 1. Follow the oxford canal from oxford to coventry on this splendid waterside walk. Battlefields trail this interesting walking trail links three of englands most significant. Dont stop at walton well road but continue north on the opposite bank to the houses of southmoor and then hayfield road gardens that stretch down to the canal bank. The same map is also available as a downloadable oxford canal cruising map in memory map qct format.
Being completely flat its ideal for cycling although best to avoid saturday and sundays when there a large groups of walkers sharing the same towpath. Dec 20, 2016 join the royalty class motor victoria on the oxford canal following new cuttings around cathiron replacing the original contour route heading towards newbold and rugby from coventry. This inland waterways route map, reproduced by kind permission of waterways world, gives you a useful overview of the inland waterways system. The canal diverged from the river at westbrook to reach the navigable fore river estuary and portland harbor. Detailed information about trail access, transport and refreshments is on the website. The map displays a range of services available on the oxford canal.
World atlas map book with oxford school atlas book pdf. World atlas map book, oxford atlas book pdf download, oxford atlas pdf in todays post we have brought a very special book for you. It is an easy flat walk but you do need to watch out for bicycles which can come up from behind really quickly and. The maximum boat size that can navigate throughout. The oxford canal is a 78milelong 126 km narrow canal in central england linking oxford with coventry via banbury and rugby. Near the train station in oxford you can see the disused swing bridge on the sheepwash channel which is an area of the oxford canal and the river thames, you get a good view from the hythe bridge, didnt see any canal boats when we visited. Canals and rivers in england and wales map pdf 7mb individual waterways. Highlights include the delightful port meadow at the start of the route in oxford, great views of the river cherwell through oxfordshire and the stunning gardens at rousham park. On the map, you can click on a waterway for info about the waterway. Waterways guide 1 collins nicholson waterways guides harpercollins 2020 maps. The uk waterways guide provides a comprehensive set of maps of our canals and rivers.
You will need acrobat reader or equivalent software loaded on your computer, or the acrobat reader app or equivalent. There is one branch dukes cut branch, which runs from just below dukes lock no 44 to the thames. The maximum sized boat able to navigate the oxford is length 70ft, beam 7ft, draught 3ft, height 7ft, with 46 locks along its route. Now home to a large residential boating community and a pleasant place for walking, angling, running, and cycling, few of those using the canal know about the canals rich industrial and cultural heritage. The uk has an extensive network of inland waterways, of which our canals form a major part. The same map is also available as a downloadable oxford canal cruising map in memorymap qct format. The oxford canal runs from oxford to coventry meandering through idyllic countryside passing by many of lovely places to stop and visit. Google map of the oxford canal customers comments brian and i would like to thank all of you for your help in formulating our recent narrowboat trip. Route diagram templatecatalog of pictograms suitable instructions belong here please add to ukwaterwayroutemap. You can use the interactive controls to zoom in and out and to move around the map, or click on a path or a marker for more info. This has 19 x full a4 pages of maps plus 4 cover pages. The oxford canal heritage trail is a great way of exploring a less well known aspect of this famous city. Narrowboat on the oxford canal was unique and memorable we spent a week on the oxford canal piloting our own narrowboat with friends. Across england and wales our 2,000 miles of canals and rivers flow through cities, past homes, alongside offices and out into glorious countryside, bringing wellbeing opportunities to millions.
It was authorised in 1769, so the oxford canal navigation co was formed, and to be overseen by james brindley brindley was already building the trent and mersey canal and had built the bridgewater canal, and now the oxford canal and the coventry canal were being asked of him. World atlas map book with oxford school atlas book pdf download. Uk canal maps detailed maps of our canals and waterways. Cruising englands oxford canal this months great read, selected by our editors. Cruising englands oxford canal national geographic traveler. Oxford canal cruising map in acrobat pdf format waterway routes. For a key to symbols, see the waterways legend for information on using this template, refer to wikipedia.
Tourist map of the oxford canal and from hawkesbury junction to coventry basin at 1. We are looking to do this in early november for a mid week break. The canal history the oxford canal is a 78mile 126 km narrow canal in central england linking oxford with bedworth between coventry and nuneaton on the coventry canal via banbury and rugby. Whilst we think mainly of their construction during the industrial revolution, canals had also been created for irrigation and transportation most canals are navigable by boats between 55 and 80 feet in length with 2 widths most commonly used, narrow beam and broad beam. This route was created by chemicalchris on 02282006. Going fast isnt an option on the oxford canalto the delight of all who merrily, merrily cruise this british. Reproduced by permission of the secretary to the delegates of oxford university press. The oxford canal is 78 miles long and links oxford with coventry. At one time it was the main transport route from the midlands to the south of england and it is now one of the most beautiful and popular cruising canals. The grand union canal was one of the last canals to be built and opened in 1805 to provide a direct route from the oxford canal at. Navigating on a narrow boat is a wonderful experience, and the oxford canal is a must, for its countryside part, but especially for its oxford end. Reservoir holdings in the south oxford canal are lower than usual for this time of year.
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. Oxford canal all you need to know before you go updated. You follow the towpath of the canal for the duration of the route meaning this is a fairly easy walk providing you dont do at all at once. The waterway opened in 1790 as a commercial transport link between the industrial black country and the river thames, from where goods could be moved further south to london and the coastal ports. Join the royalty class motor victoria on the oxford canal following new cuttings around cathiron replacing the original contour route heading towards. Map for oxford canal local oxfordshire, united kingdom. The map detail is complimented by information panels and photographs.
You can also use the menu listing to find specific university buildings such as colleges, departmental buildings, libraries and museums. We ended up on the oxford canal and made it to cropedy. Simply click the box next to any service being displayed in the map key on the left of your screen. Clicking on any section of a waterway displays information about its name, length, locks, width etc the information window also provides a detailed map link that will take you to a detailed map showing the position of locks, winding holes, boat yards and. Holiday planning kit college cruisers magical canal boat. Map of oxford canal below we display the facility for you to find oxford canal on the map. The accommodations inside the narrowboat were comfortable and well thought out given that the width was, as advertised, very narrow. The oxford canal runs from hawkesbury junction, where it connects with the coventry canal, to oxford, where it connects with the river thames. It connects with the river thames at oxford, the grand union canal at braunston and to the coventry canal at hawkesbury junction. We are a family of 10 ranging in age from 76 to 11 travelling from australia and want to hire a narrowboat to go along the oxford canal. A map of the oxford canal displaying locks, winding holes and various services available along the length of the waterway. Following the continuous canal towpath, it passes 43 locks, countless bridges and one tunnel and crosses just one road. The oxford canal starts by the river thames in oxford and runs for 77 miles, mainly through quiet rolling countryside, to near coventry where it connects with the midlands canal system.
The oxford canal southern section main line is a narrow canal and is part of the oxford canal southern section. This inland waterways route map, reproduced by kind permission of waterways world, gives you a. Areas such as inflows, marinas and urban sections are often slightly warmer, making them good winter holding areas and less prone to freezing over. The oxford canal is a 78mile 126 km narrow canal in central england linking oxford with bedworth between coventry and nuneaton on the coventry canal via banbury and rugby. The canal paths can get busy especially on weekends with dog walkers and cyclists look out for the rowing spotters.664 1405 1474 1259 1380 1146 848 570 1196 1488 988 956 332 668 1321 1406 1344 458 1432 259 913 1258 745 657 1319 1525 225 1022 1000 1228 455 1508 1500 1385 255 703 55 233 1151 1114 131 1188 965 588 636 1447 119 1179 631