Walking and Jogging in Oxford
There are many scenic walking and jogging routes in Oxford which hotel reception will be more than pleased to assist you with. Routes of particular note include alongside the Thames; choose your distance from here to London. Port meadow in north Oxford offers an unspoilt haven right in the middle of Oxford.
Folly Bridge to Iffley: half an hour each way.
Follow the towpath to Iffley village (a mile or so from Folly Bridge) to see its superb Norman church. Cross Folly Bridge at the end of St Aldate’s and turn left up the towpath, opposite the Head of the River pub.
A walk up the river to Godstow: 45 minutes each way from central Oxford.
Enter Port Meadow from Walton Well Road in Jericho. Cross the two bridges ahead to Bossom’s Boat Yard. Turn right and in a couple of minutes you will come to the back entrance of the Perch Inn. Behind the inn is the village of Binsey. Turn right out of the pub drive, follow the road through the village around a sharp bend, and in ten minutes you will find the church and holy well of St Frideswide. Retrace your steps to continue up the Thames Path for the ruins of Godstow Abbey and the Trout Inn.
A circuit of the University Parks: 25 minutes gentle walking.
The University Parks – the most popular place for walking and running, also dog friendly. The River Cherwell runs through the park which is home to many rare trees. Watch the sun set behind Keble College Chapel.
Two walking trails pass within reach of Oxford: the Ridgeway and the Cotswold Way.