Saturday, 17 October 2015

Thames Path

Oxford → Shillingford

Distance: 19.88 miles
Ascent: 43 metres
Duration: 5 hours 41 minutes

Through villages and towns
« Not walked | Not walked »

Eight years was too long last time; so this time we've returned to the Thames a fortnight after our previous outing.

rowing.jpgOxford was a horrible town to walk through. Early on a Saturday morning the river was teeming with rowing boats, and cyclists did their best to dominate the narrow towpath.

Downstream of Sandford Lock we had the towpath to ourselves, but this is no longer the lonely Thames of last week. We've seen the last of the isolated riverside pubs: all now come with villages and towns attached, although the word "charming" is still an appropriate adjective. Looking at the map of the route ahead, I don't think that will be hold true for long.

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