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Thames Path National Trail: Abingdon to Oxford

MODERATE 2 reviews

Thames Path National Trail: Abingdon to Oxford is a 15.4 kilometer point-to-point trail located near Abingdon, Oxfordshire, England that features a river and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, and nature trips.

Distance: 15.4 km Elevation Gain: 291 m Route Type: Point to Point


nature trips






historic site

This walk follows a stretch of the Thames Path National Trail, linking the historical town of Abingdon with its more famous (some might say infamous) neighbour of Oxford. The equally notorious Thames provides a guide throughout the walk, so it's difficult to get lost, although there's a small wooded section at the start and occasional side channels of the river which mean that getting lost isn't an impossibility, so you need to follow the directions and watch out for the frequent Thames Path waymarkers. The walk itself is just under ten miles and could probably be managed in around four hours if you kept up a brisk pace - but this would be a shame, as there's plenty to pause and enjoy. This is exemplified by a short diversion into Iffley, incorporated into the walk, in order to admire the local church and its fine John Piper stained glass window. Rather than rush it, plan instead to make this a day's outing - maybe take a picnic, as watering holes, although available, are not too common.

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