Dead man's walk

Walking in Oxford

The best way to see Oxford is on foot - whether with an Offical Blue/Green badge guide or using one of the many maps and guides available from the Visitor Information Centre or in our online shop. Themes for walks include Science, 'Alice', Film Locations, the pubs, Stained Glass, Presidents, Prime Ministers and Political Persons, Women in Oxford, the river and the canal.

If you enjoy walking in company, you could join the lunchtime walking group who leave from outside Carfax Tower every Tuesday at 12.15 (please arrive 10 minutes before to register). The circular walks, led by volunteers, last about an hour - it's amazing where you can get to in an hour from Carfax. Routes vary according to the weather - perhaps along the riverside or canal towpaths when it's dry - or among the cottages of Jericho and the fine mansions of North Oxford when it's wet underfoot. You're guaranteed to see parts of Oxford you'd never have discovered on your own. And it's a good way to meet the locals. Some examples of routes are given here. Free.

If you have a bit more time (about 4 hours), the circular walk round Oxford's Town Green sites will lead you down unexpected pathways right to the heart of the city.

Perhaps you might like to follow the Public Art Trail around Oxford, and discover public art works onlong the way?

Oxford on the Level, a self-guided tour for the mobility impaired or people with pushchairs is just one of our suggested itineraries.


Walking in Oxfordshire

Information on the public footpaths and bridleways connecting market towns and villages

Long distance footpath

Long-distance footpaths

Information on the principal long distance footpaths in the County of Oxfordshire