Grandpont Nature Park

Island house near Folly bridge © Dave Croker
Rowers on the Thames © Mark Butler
The River Thames or Isis © Martin Addison

From Folley Bridge in Oxford the trail follows the north bank of the Thames before crossing over the river to enter Grandpont Nature Park. After a circuit of the park we return via the south bank of the river. On the walk there is a range of lovely views, including the River Thames, open grassland and areas of scrub and trees all alive with a variety of birds.

Grandpont Nature Park is managed by Oxford City Council. The park covers 7.4 acres (3.0 ha) and was created in 1985 on the site of a gas works that was demolished in 1960. The former railway bridge, used to carry coal from the main railway line across the River Thames to the works, still stands [source: Wikipedia].

This trail is similar to one produced by Oxfordshire County Council. The council's route starts from the car park in Whitehouse Road. To download and print the trail leaflet that the council has produced please click here. For a street map showing the Walk and Cycle route please click here.

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