Oxford, a River, a Treacle Well and Inspector Morse

Join us for this easy but enjoyable country walk, ending in an exploration of the historic university city, with its University’s Colleges .

The walk starts along the Isis to Binsey, a favourite walk for the poet Gerard Manley Hopkins (the ‘wind-wandering, weed-winding bank’), who lamented the felling of aspens along the towpath here in his 1879 poem Binsey Poplars. We will walk to the ruins of Godstow Abbey, before coming to Wolvercote where we stop for a short lunch break. After lunch we will continue our walk along the Oxford Canal with view to Wolfson College through the University Park. Most of the afternoon we will spend in the City of Oxford. During the guided tour you will learn about its history and see the most famous colleges, hear about people who studied here. Entrance to the colleges is not included.

You can choose to meet us at Oxford train station or at Marylebone Station in London and travel by train with us.

What to bring: walking shoes or boots, packed lunch and water for the walk.

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