Oxford Canal Towpath walking holiday with Let's Go Walking

Oxford Canal Towpath
Walking Holiday
in Southern and The Midlands of England

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The Oxford Canal Towpath
Walking Holiday in Southern England and The Midlands
from Oxford to Coventry

The Oxford Canal is one of England’s most peaceful waterways and the walk on the towpath is a distance of 85 miles which links the cathedral cities of Oxford and Coventry.
The route can be walked in either direction and for those looking for a longer walking holiday it can be linked to a walking holiday on the Thames Path, the Shakespeares Way or the Grand Union Canal Towpath.

This is an excellent way to explore the industrial heritage and see the beauty of the North Oxforshire countryside, abundant wildlife and birdlife, as well as picturesque villages and wild flowers. Utilizing the towpath all the way, this predominently level walk passes over some of the canal’s many stone, wooden and iron bridges, through a tunnel and past 43 locks.

Our self-guided walking holidays are designed with your comfort and enjoyment in mind and can be tailor-made to your own personal requirements.
The routes are clearly way-marked to provide reassurance on your hiking vacation.
We use high quality guest houses, inns or small hotels with en-suite or private bathroom to ensure you are well rested each night after a busy day hiking and sightseeing. Rest assured that all our accommodation walking holiday providers are hand-picked and offer you that famous British hospitality.
Special diets can be catered for, including vegetarian, vegan, and gluten free.
We organize the luggage transfer so your bags are at your next accommodation when you arrive.
Let’s Go Walking has developed one of the largest choices of walking holidays and our offices are staffed 9am to 9pm to ensure your walking holiday runs without a hitch.

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This walking holiday in the UK operates March to October and in either direction.

The daily distances are only a suggestion. If you would like to walk longer or shorter distances, we can arrange that too.
Our stated distances include mileage to the accommodation or pickup point and so may not agree with the guide book mileages.
Rest days can be taken in any location.

Why not combine this walk with a hiking tour in another part of the UK or Ireland. Our staff will be happy to advise on necessary transfers.

Online booking available.
A deposit of £85 per person is required to secure the booking, with the balance due 6 weeks before departure.
Optional extra days and accommodation upgrades can be added during the booking process online.

ITINERARIES SOUTH TO NORTH

The Oxford Canal Towpath
from Oxford to Coventry
10 Day Itinerary
8 days walking and 9 nights

Suggested Itinerary:
Day 1: Arrive at Oxford
Optional Day in Oxford
Day 2: Oxford to Kirtlington                            10 miles
Day 3: Kirtlington to Clifton                              11 miles
Day 4: Clifton to Banbury                                7.5 miles
Day 5: Banbury to Fenny Compton                  13 miles
Day 6: Fenny Compton to Upper Shuckburgh 13 miles
Day 7: Upper Shuckburgh to Hillmorton           11 miles
Day 8: Hillmorton to Brinklow                           8 miles
Day 9: Brinklow to Coventry                             11 miles
Day 10: Depart after breakfast

£873pp
dbl/twin

£1,224pp
single occ

£1,314pp
solo traveller

All prices subject to change

Extra nights from £48 per person depending on location

Suggested Tour Duration:
9 nights, 8 days walking
Total Distance:
85 miles/136 kms
Min/max daily distance:
7.5/13 miles
Average Daily distance:
10 miles
Grading:
Easy
Features:
Oxford
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Banbury
junction with Grand Union Canal
Coventry Canal
This route connects with:
Thames Path
Shakespeares Way
Grand Union Canal Towpath

The Oxford Canal Towpath
from Oxford to Banbury
5 Day Itinerary
3 days walking and 4 nights

Suggested Itinerary:
Day 1: Arrive at Oxford
Optional Day in Oxford
Day 2: Oxford to Kirtlington                          10 miles
Day 3: Kirtlington to Clifton                         11.5 miles
Day 4: Clifton to Banbury                             7.5 miles
Day 5: Depart after breakfast

£388pp
dbl/twin

£544pp
single occ

£584pp
solo traveller

All prices subject to change

Extra nights from £48 per person depending on location

Suggested Tour Duration:
4 nights, 3 days walking
Total Distance:
29 miles/46 kms
Min/max daily distance:
7.5/11.5 miles
Average Daily distance:
10 miles
Grading:
Easy
Features:
Oxford
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Banbury
Connects with:
Thames Path
Shakespeares Way

The Oxford Canal Towpath
from Banbury to Coventry
7 Day Itinerary
5 days walking and 6 nights

Suggested Itinerary:
Day 1: Arrive at Banbury
Day 2: Banbury to Fenny Compton                  13 miles
Day 3: Fenny Compton to Upper Shuckburgh 13 miles
Day 4: Upper Shuckburgh to Hillmorton           11 miles
Day 5: Hillmorton to Brinklow                            8 miles
Day 6: Brinklow to Coventry                              11 miles
Day 7: Depart after breakfast

£582pp
dbl/twin

£816pp
single occ

£876pp
solo traveller

All prices subject to change

Extra nights from £48 per person depending on location

Suggested Tour Duration:
6 nights, 5 days walking
Total Distance:
56 miles/90 kms
Min/max daily distance:
8/13 miles
Average Daily distance:
11 miles
Grading:
Easy
Features:
Banbury
junction with Grand Union Canal
Coventry Canal
This route connects with:
Grand Union Canal Towpath

What’s included
in your UK walking holiday
in Southern England and The Midlands on the
Oxford Canal Towpath

  • accommodation at high quality guest houses, inns or small hotels on a bed and breakfast basis
  • room with en-suite or private bathroom, tea and coffee making facilities
  • daily luggage transfer
  • support should there be any problems on route
  • detailed itineraries
  • OS 1:50,000 map & guide book

Optional Extras
for your UK Walking Holiday
in Southern England and The Midlands on the
Oxford Canal Towpath

  • upgrade to the region’s most elegant, prestigious and famous hotels, where available
  • transfers back to car or station
  • parking facilities
  • rest days
  • inn to inn walks
 

What’s not included
in your UK walking holiday
in Southern England and The Midlands on the
Oxford Canal Towpath

  • lunches and dinners
  • travel insurance

Lunches and Dinners
These are not included.
Evening meals
These are available at overnight locations, either at your accommodation or in the town/village.
Packed lunches
These can be provided by your accommodation or can be obtained from a local store, or cafe or inn along the route.

Holiday Travel Insurance
We require that you take out holiday insurance as Let’s Go Biking Ltd accepts no liability for the following:
cancellation, personal accident, illness, loss/theft of personal possessions and/or money, and any unforeseen circumstances, especially travel delays.

This is in addition to our existing
booking conditions.

How to get there:

  • By Plane to Heathrow, Birmingham, Stanstead or Luton Airport where we can arrange transfer to start of the walk
  • By Car to Oxford or Banbury where parking is available
  • By Train/Bus to Oxford or Banbury

Telephone Lines are open 7 days a week.

UK +44 (0)1837 880075
or +44 (0)207 193 1252

9am to 9pm
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Toronto 5 hours behind UK time: 4am to 4pm EST
or

Canal Walking Holidays
Our canal walking holidays in the UK include Grand Union Canal Towpath, Great Glen Way, John Muir Way, Kennet and Avon Canal Towpath, Leeds and Liverpool Canal Towpath and Oxford Canal Towpath.