AbingdonOxford

Abioxf one
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Distance

16km/10mi

Ascent

39m

Descent

45m

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Description

This is a Slow Ways route connecting Abingdon and Oxford.

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This is a Slow Ways route connecting Abingdon and Oxford.

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This route has been reviewed by 3 people.

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Photos for Abioxf one

Photo by Martin McGovern
Photo by Martin McGovern
Photo by Martin McGovern

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Route status - Live

Reviews - 3

Average rating -

Verifications -  Verified (3)

Problems reported -  No issues flagged

Surveys - 1

Downloads - 5

Surveys

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DescriptionNote
Grade 4: Route includes very rough surfaces including deep ruts, steep loose gravel, unmade paths and deep muddy sections. Wheelchairs may experience traction/wheel spin issues.
Access grade X: At least one stile, flight of steps or other obstacle that is highly likely to block access for wheelchair and scooter users.
Grading is based on average scores by surveyors. This slow way has 1 surveys.
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Facilities

Facilities in the middle third of this route.

Not present at time of survey Public toilet (1)
Not present at time of survey Wheelchair accessible toilet (1)
Not present at time of survey Supermarket (1)
Present at time of survey Restaurant (1)
Maybe present Vegan restaurant (1)
Maybe present Accommodation (1)
Maybe present Accommodation < £50 (1)
Not present at time of survey Campsite (1)
Not present at time of survey Bothy (1)
Not present at time of survey Free wifi (1)
Not present at time of survey Public phone (1)
Present at time of survey Mobile phone coverage (1)
Not present at time of survey Train station (1)
Present at time of survey Bench (1)
Not present at time of survey Picnic table (1)
Not present at time of survey Bus stop (1)
Not present at time of survey Ferry (1)

Challenges

Potential challenges reported on this route. Some challenges are seasonal.

Not present at time of survey Scrambling (1)
Not present at time of survey Wading (1)
Not present at time of survey Swimming (1)
Not present at time of survey Climbing (1)
Not present at time of survey Stepping stones (1)
Maybe present Very slippery (1)
Maybe present Very muddy (1)
Maybe present Very icy (1)
Present at time of survey Likely to flood (1)
Not present at time of survey Long grass sections (1)
Not present at time of survey Crops encroaching on path (1)
Not present at time of survey Diverted path (1)

Obstacles

Obstacles on this route.

Not present at time of survey Stiles (1)
Present at time of survey Step and kerbs (1)
Not present at time of survey Possible to avoid steps, if applicable (1)
Present at time of survey Flights of steps (1)
Present at time of survey Gates (1)
Present at time of survey Kissing gates (1)
Not present at time of survey Locked gates (1)
Not present at time of survey Disables access gates (1)
Not present at time of survey Cycle barriers (1)
Not present at time of survey Ladders (1)
Not present at time of survey Cattle grids (1)
Not present at time of survey Fords (1)
Not present at time of survey Narrow bridges (1)
Not present at time of survey Ferry required (1)
Present at time of survey Acceptable road walking (1)
Not present at time of survey Unacceptable road walking (1)
Not present at time of survey Dangerous road crossings (1)
Present at time of survey Walking on paths beside roads (1)
Not present at time of survey Walking on verges beside roads (1)
Not present at time of survey Railway crossings (1)
Not present at time of survey River crossings (1)
Not present at time of survey Cattle possible (1)
Not present at time of survey Horses possible (1)
Not present at time of survey Tidal area (1)
Present at time of survey Potential falls (1)
Not present at time of survey Exposed to elements (1)
Not present at time of survey Remove area (1)
Not present at time of survey Mountainous area (1)
Not present at time of survey Military training area (1)
Not present at time of survey No visible path (1)
Maybe present Seasonal nesting birds (1)
Maybe present Other hazards (1)

Accessibility

Is this route step and stile free?

Present at time of survey Free of stiles (1)
Not present at time of survey Free of single steps/kerbs (1)
Not present at time of survey Free of flights of steps (1)
Not present at time of survey Free of other obstacles (1)

Measurements

Surveyors were asked to measure the narrowest and steepest parts of paths.

Narrowest part of path: no data

The steepest uphill gradient walking East 10.0% (1)

The steepest uphill gradient walking West 10.0% (1)

The steepest camber: no data

How clear is the waymarking on the route: Clear (1)

Successfully completed

We asked route surveyors "Have you successfully completed this route with any of the following? If so, would you recommend it to someone with the same requirements?". Here is how they replied.

Small Pug-sized dog (0)
Small Labrador-sized dog (0)
Large St. Bernard-sized dog (0)
Standard pram (0)
Off-road rugged pram (0)
Standard wheelchair (0)
Off-road rugged wheelchair (0)
Standard mobility scooter (0)
Off-road rugged mobility scooter (0)

Recommended by an expert

We asked route surveyors "Are you a trained access professional, officer or expert? If so, is this route suitable for someone travelling with any of the following?" Here is how they replied.

Small Pug-sized dog (0)
Small Labrador-sized dog (0)
Large St. Bernard-sized dog (0)
Standard pram (0)
Off-road rugged pram (0)
Standard wheelchair (0)
Off-road rugged wheelchair (0)
Standard mobility scooter (0)
Off-road rugged mobility scooter (0)

Terrain

We asked route surveyors to estimate how much of the route goes through different kinds of terrain.

10.0% of the route is on roads (1)

10.0% of the route is lit at night (1)

25.0% of the route is paved (1)

75.0% of the route is muddy (1)

20.0% of the route is over rough ground (1)

There is no data on long grass

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4X September 2021 by Martin McGovern
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Geography information system (GIS) Data

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Maximum elevation

Minimum elevation

Start and end points

Abingdon
Grid RefSU4979097050
Lat / Lon 51.67003° / -1.28141°
Easting / Northing449,790E / 197,050N
What3Wordscoins.rent.fines
Oxford
Grid RefSP5050306292
Lat / Lon 51.75306° / -1.26977°
Easting / Northing450,503E / 206,292N
What3Wordshidden.prep.round

Abioxf One's land is

Arable 38.0%
Moors 2.2%
Pasture 34.7%
Urban 17.0%
Woods 8.1%

Data: Corine Land Cover (CLC) 2018

Reviews


Martin McGovern — 30 Sep 2021

I agree with the previous reviews - this is a pleasant walk following about 9 miles of the Thames Path, plus a short distance at each end into the town. The only settlement along the way is Sandford, which has a pub, and a village shop (though the shop is some way from the route). So facilities are restricted - but the flipside is that it offers the chance to really connect with nature. I've walked sections of this before, and can confirm that bits can flood.

I usually list any tricky turns, but this route is pretty straightforward - just keep following the river!.

Photo by Martin McGovern
Photo by Martin McGovern
Photo by Martin McGovern


Lajammy — 20 Aug 2021

An easy riverside walk following the Thames Path from Oxford to Abingdon. Be careful after heavy rainfall as parts of the path can flood easily, sometimes making it inaccessible.



John Howson — 18 Jun 2021

This is essentially part of the Thames Path. From the Head of the River south to near Sandford Lock the path is made up. You drift away from the river across Kennington Meadow and then back to the least used part of the path between Oxford and Abingdon at least as far as the Radley School Boathouse. Rowers being coached on the river can make it a noisy walk even early on a Sunday morning. As you approach Abingdon's norther outskirts the path is to be improved by the county Council in autumn of 2021. If you cross over the weir and lock you can walk into town on the south bank and join the road at the bridge. This is an easy walk.



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Ascent

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