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Multi-coloured diamond, named squaresOxford Canal Walk

Northamptonshire, Oxfordshire, Warwickshire, W Midlands

133 km / 83 miles
A walk connecting the cathedral cities of Oxford and Coventry using the continuous canal towpath, passing 43 locks, many bridges, one tunnel and crossing only one road. See Jurassic Way.

See also E-Routes (E2).


Waymark: Multi-coloured diamond, named squares
Path Type: Paths Marked on OS mapping
Waymark: Multi-coloured diamond, named squares
Attributes: Easy
Start: SP332796 - Coventry, W Midlands View on StreetMap
Finish: SP508064 - Oxford, Oxfordshire View on StreetMap
Web Sites: Canal & River Trust - Oxford Canal

Publications, Badges and Certificates:

General Interest Book Birmingham & the Heart of England: Waterways Guide 3 (Collins Nicholson Waterways Guides)  (HarperCollins  - 2022 )
General Interest Book Grand Union, Oxford & the South East: Waterways Guide 1 (Collins Nicholson Waterways Guides)  (HarperCollins  - 2024 )


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Contains Ordnance Survey data © Crown copyright and database right 2016.
© OpenStreetMap contributors under Open Database Licence.
Rights of way data from selected Local Authorities.
Large scale digital mapping is provided by John Thorn.
At high zoom levels the route is indicative only.
Purchase Ordnance Survey Maps (path is named on OS maps):
OS Landranger 140, 151, 152, 164
OS Landranger Active 140, 151, 152, 164
OS Explorer 180, 191, 206, 221, 222
OS Explorer Active 180, 191, 206, 221, 222
Other Paper Maps:
Heron Maps - Oxford Canal (Guidepost - 2023)

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Route Profile:

131.7 km (81.8 miles)
648 m (2,126 ft) ascent
124 m (407 ft)  maximum height

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