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Eynsham Wharf Stream and Water Meadows is a 4.9 mile loop trail located near Witney, Oxfordshire, England that features a river and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, running, and nature trips.

Length 4.9 mi Elevation gain 498 ft Route type Loop
Hiking Nature trips Walking Running Forest River Views Wild flowers Wildlife Muddy Pub walk
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Starting in the centre of Eynsham in Oxfordshire, this circular walk meanders through low lying fields, taking in the Eynsham wharf stream, a stretch of the Thames, two locks, weirs and a boatyard. It then passes under the Swinford tollbridge and finishes with the medieval fishponds of Eynsham Abbey as you return to the start. Walking at dusk you may see barn owls hunting as well as deer and foxes. In the early summer, some of the fields are full of meadow flowers - the large field (before the boat yard) is sensitively managed by the Oxford Preservation and always puts on a wonderful wildflower display. It is a relatively flat walk with a few steps up and over footbridges, some kissing gates to negotiate but no stiles. There is some road walking (with pavements) and you have to cross a B road twice. Many of the fields may have sheep or cattle. In one field (just before the boatyard) in the late summer, there is often a bull in a herd of cattle - however, it is a well walked stretch with boats often moored up, so the bull is usually disinterested in humans passing by. In winter (or very wet summers), the walk can be made impassable by mud and standing water in places; and if the Thames has broken its banks, it becomes dangerous on those stretches. So if there has been a prolonged wet spell or flooding, it is best left until a drier spell. By contrast, in the summer, it is usually dry enough to walk in trainers. Allow 2 to 2.5 hours for the walk. For refreshments, there are pubs, cafes and a small supermarket in the village. There are public toilets in the Back Street car park, a short walk from the Market Square.

Eynsham is a large village, a few miles north west of Oxford and just south of the A40. Eynsham is well served by buses which stop in central Eynsham, near the start of the walk. The S1 runs frequently between Oxford and Witney; and there is also the less frequent No. 11. The walk starts in the centre of the village at the Market Square. If you are coming by car, there is free on-street car parking plus the nearby Back Street car park which has a 2 hour limit. Approximate post code OX29 4HW.

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Jo Richardson
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Lovely walk little confused through the village stoped for coffee at the pub very nice and dog friendly , some fields had sheep in them loverly flat walk along river

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Vikram Halikar
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Robert Dale
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very flat. nice easy walk

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Vikram Halikar
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Excellent walk

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Paige Baker
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Amazing walk!! Beautiful views which is perfect for a long dog walk!!

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Yannick Ducret
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Shay Keren
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great walk. lots of animals. beautiful.

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arlen moore
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Have to say we were suprised this has only a 3.5 star walk, it was a lovely walk with excellent places to sit and have a picnic.

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Nicolaus Heuer
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Andrea Marie
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Ellen Beldner
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Matt Brown
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Matt Brown
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Katie Selwood
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Daniele Varrazzo
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Laura Sandford
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