EynshamOxford

Eynoxf one
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Distance

11km/7mi

Ascent

59m

Descent

49m

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This is a Slow Ways route connecting Eynsham and Oxford.

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This is a Slow Ways route connecting Eynsham and Oxford.

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Reviews - 2

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Is this route good enough? -  Yes (1) Maybe (1)

Problems reported -  Accuracy (1)

Downloads - 6

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Eynsham
Grid RefSP4329009250
Lat / Lon 51.78025° / -1.37388°
Easting / Northing443,290E / 209,250N
What3Wordsunity.herring.paddocks
Oxford
Grid RefSP5050306292
Lat / Lon 51.75306° / -1.26977°
Easting / Northing450,503E / 206,292N
What3Wordshidden.prep.round

Eynoxf One's land is

Arable 11.3%
Pasture 72.8%
Urban 12.7%
Woods 3.3%

Data: Corine Land Cover (CLC) 2018

Reviews


Dan

25 Aug 2021

The Oxford to Wolvercote stretch of this route is fine.
Paths by the farm can be marshy and sodden (particularly after rainfall) - walking boots (or wellington boots) are necessary.
The route appears to recommend carrying along the path as it pass over a stile (or was it through a gate?) into Wytham wood, just before you meet the Thames for the second time. To do so would be a terrible mistake as that path has now been unregistered - it is terribly overgrown and is lost completely by the time you arrive at the clay hill. In practice, it is possible to cut across the field before the style rather than crossing it, to transfer to a path that runs along the Thames itself. (The two paths can be seen on the Ordnance Survey map).
Crossing the toll bridge at Swinford is unpleasant and not entirely necessary. Again, if you have an Ordnance Survey map, you will see that it is possible to avoid the toll bridge if you cross at Eynsham lock and then follow the path over the weir. The pavement and road over the bridge are both very narrow, which means that the crossing can get a bit hairy.
From Swinford to Eynsham, the route is fine.


Martin McGovern

17 Jun 2021

Large parts of this route are on the Thames Path. A section of about 2.5km leaves the Thames Path, to follow the Oxford Green Belt Way, but then rejoins the Thames Path.

While the route is generally flat, it can be muddy, and quite narrow in places. The Thames Path section is well trodden, but the Oxford Green Belt Way a little less so, and can therefore be slightly overgrown in places. Both paths are well signed, even at those odd points where the path shifts from hedgerow on the right to hedgerow on the left, so the route as a whole is easy to navigate, with only a few tricky turns, listed below.

This must be one of the few Slow Ways to cross a toll-bridge, though there is no charge for pedestrians or cyclists, and cars only pay 5p.

The route skirts Wytham Woods, an area of woodland studied by scientists at the University of Oxford since 1942. You can get a permit from the University if you wish to walk there. Also in Wytham is an unusual sight - a vending machine, from which a local farm sells eggs (currently priced at £8 for 30), though if you plan to buy, additional packing material would be a good idea.

The Trout (noted for Inspector Morse connections) is conveniently located about half-way along the route, with The Perch a little way downstream, and plenty of refreshment opportunities at both ends.

Overall, a pleasant route that isn't too challenging, so would be particularly suitable if time or energy don't allow a longer walk.


Tricky turns

Eynsham to Oxford
1. Crossing the B4449, the official gpx suggests a slight dogleg. In fact, you go straight across the road, through the gate, and then turn immediately right over a large manhole cover.
2. About 800m after joining the Thames path, you go through a gate - turn immediately right onto the Oxford Green Belt Way to continue on the official route.

Oxford to Eynsham
1. Once you've passed under the A34, go straight ahead onto the Oxford Green Belt Way to continue on the official route.


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