AbingdonOxford

Abioxf two
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Distance

15km/10mi

Ascent

44m

Descent

39m

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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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Reviews - 3

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Is this route good enough? -  Yes (3)

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Start and end points

Abingdon
Grid RefSU4979097050
Lat / Lon 51.67003° / -1.28141°
Easting / Northing449,790E / 197,050N
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Oxford
Grid RefSP5050306292
Lat / Lon 51.75306° / -1.26977°
Easting / Northing450,503E / 206,292N
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Abioxf Two's land is

Arable 32.9%
Moors 1.9%
Pasture 35.3%
Urban 20.6%
Woods 9.2%

Data: Corine Land Cover (CLC) 2018

Reviews


Martin Ellis

02 Jun 2022

Abingdon to Oxford (Abioxf 2) review.

An excellent Slow Way which mostly follows the Thames Path National Trail.

The route begins outside Abingdon County Hall and heads past the Abbey grounds and along a path around the riverside Abbey Meadows. It then crosses a wooden bridge (Photo 1) to join the Thames Path (Photo 2).

The towpath arrives at a break point at The Kings Arms at Sandford Lock (Photo 3). The lock has the greatest fall of water on the Thames and it’s a short detour to the impressive Sandford Weir.

The Slow Way continues along the towpath; passing Iffley Lock (Photo 4) and University College boathouses (Photo 5).

The route leaves the river at Folly Bridge and follows streets to the south of the city centre, to conclude at Oxford Station.


Martin McGovern

30 Mar 2022

This route follows the Thames path for most of its length. As previously noted, it might flood, and generally be muddy, particularly in wetter periods. But being near water always adds to my enjoyment of a route.
It's not recommended for anything with wheels - the official route uses a flight of steps to get down to the river at Abingdon, and there are a number of gates too. The Kings Arms at Sandford lock provides a welcome resting place near the middle of the route.


Davidemms

25 Apr 2021

Great quiet & scenic route linking Abingdon and Oxford along the River Thames. It can occasionally be flooded at some times of year.

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    Alza101

    19 Aug 2021

    Also, it's possible just to stay on the Worth Way which takes you through Worth Village and not leave that path to walk through part of Maidenbower. Not sure why the route suggests going that way

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