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Oxford Water Walks

Historical & Literary Walks & Talks, and Books by Oxford Towpath Press

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Most of my WALKS are for pre-booked tours (starting at £60 inclusive for up to 20/24 people). However, if you as an individual, or as part of a small group, would like to arrange a walk, do please still feel free to get in touch at oxfordtowpathpress@gmail.com. Or, for £30 for up to five people (lasting 90 minutes or so), you can suit yourself as to start time time and exact route.

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Oxford Canal Pubs WALK and TALK – FULLY BOOKED but another likely in the summer

Tuesday 25 February: 5.30 to 7pm – £10+ including a drink


An insight into the historical connections between the Oxford Canal and some nearby city-centre pubs. This twilight walk and talk, organised by the Museum of Oxford, will start at the Lighthouse and finish at the Oxford Retreat in central Oxford.

The walk will last approximately 30 minutes, followed by a talk of similar duration in the cosy Study of the Oxford Retreat, with additional time for questions. At the Retreat, your ticket can be exchanged for a drink (bottled beer, house wine or soft drink).

You must be over 18 to attend this tour.

On a previous occasion, particpants said:

“Great to walk and see history in situ.”

“Very knowledgeable speaker, nice walk around and good venue for the talk and slides.”

“Informative and outside, went to parts of Oxford not visited before.”


Oxford Indie Book Fair (including short talks throughout the day and one WALK):

Saturday 4 April : 10.30am – 5pm

Wesley Memorial Hall, New Inn Hall Street, Oxford

Indie Book Fair

WALK: 12 noon. One-hour ‘Damnable Oxford’ historical and literary tour, including the Oxford Canal and Castle Mill Stream. Cost £5 per person (maximum 20 people). Some steps. To reserve a place or for more information send an e:mail to: oxfordtowpathpress@gmail.com


“Tom, Nick and Barney” WALK

Sunday 26 April:  4 – 5.30pm. £5

Please register your interest in advance  via: https://www.sbarnabas.org.uk/150

A literary and historical walk from St Thomas the Martyr Church through the parish of Oxford’s former working boat families, alongside river and canal, passing significant railway, church and canal locations, to end at St Barnabas in Jericho, rich in literary associations and religious significance. Tea and coffee will be available at the end of the walk, at approximately 5.30pm.


Alice’s Day WALKS – Saturday 4 July

Two walks from the Vistor Information Centre through beautiful Christ Church Meadow to end at Alice’s Shop. Details to follow.






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