Escape the Everyday on Oxfordshire’s waterways

Wallingford

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Wander through the cobbled streets of this quintessentially English market town in South Oxfordshire and enjoy the river on foot, by bike or by boat. Previously home to the crime novelist Agatha Christie, Wallingford has also been one of the filming locations of Midsomer Murders.

Abingdon

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Experience Oxfordshire waterways with a walk from Oxford to Abingdon, the 8.5 miles route follows the river and takes about 3 and a half hours to complete. There are plenty of rest opportunities along the way and if you don’t feel like walking back you can hop on the bus!

Picnic on the punt at the Cherwell Boathouse

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Challenge your inner gondolier and explore the river on a punt, a flat boat designed for shallow rivers, with a delicious picnic prepared by the Cherwell Boathouse restaurant. Punting £20 per hour, picnic £15 per person.

Sundowner cruise with Oxford River Cruises

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Take a relaxing cruise along the river Thames and enjoy the stunning Oxfordshire landscape at sunset with a complimentary glass of prosecco, wine or beer! Cruises start at £12 for adults.

Places to stay in Oxfordshire

There is a great selection of places to stay in Oxfordshire from luxury boutique hotels, country house retreats, short-let apartments and cosy bed and breakfasts. View our accommodation pages to find out more.