A linear walk with local historian, author (of Stories of Oxford Castle and A Towpath Walk in Oxford) and former canalboat resident, Mark Davies. The walk will focus on Oxford’s Saxon-origin castle and the 18th-century Oxford Canal, one of Britain’s first four strategically important trunk canals. The castle and the canal are interconnected by geography, economics and personalities. Featured in a walk which will conclude near the canal’s 1790 terminus at Hythe Bridge are a subterranean stream; an innovative floating chapel; public executions; a glimpse of Paradise; a lost abbey; some extraordinary Victorian railway engineering; and Oxford’s sometimes controversial boating families of the past and residential boating community of the present.
Tickets cost £10 per person and are available from the MOX Gift Shop or buy online (booking fee applies).
Suitable for 16+