Oxford Canal Walk (Oxfordshire)

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Oxford Canal at Cropredy © Nick MacNeill
Oxford canal, Aynho Wharf © Julian Dowse
Somerton Deep Lock © Paul Huntley

The Oxford Canal Walk connects the cathedral cities of Oxford and Coventry using the continuous canal footpath. Sections of the trail can also be cycled. The waterway opened in 1790 as a commercial transport link between the industrial Black Country and the River Thames, from where goods could be moved further south to London and the coastal ports.

This trail covers the Oxfordshire section of the footpath from the Warwickshire border north of Banbury to the end of the path in Oxford city centre.

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