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Day trips from Oxford

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Day trips from Oxford

Hi all,

I am planning a potential Oxford trip this July. (Dates TBD). I'm thinking maybe 4 nights, probably staying in university accommodation. (I did that in Cambridge last year and it was great.)

Obviously, I would like to see Oxford. I'd also like to do a trip to Blenheim Palace. I'm debating on trying to figure out a walk for a day in the Cotswolds. Any suggestions on this?

The main point to the post though is for suggestions on other nearby places that might be interesting to see. I am interested in history, particularly WWII, Tudor, and medieval. For example, I had plans to do Ely from Cambridge or Durham from York, but ran out of time before I got there.

Thanks for any suggestions.

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1. Re: Day trips from Oxford

Hi btgm - depending on how much you want to squeeze in, you could easily spend about 2D in Oxford exploring the colleges and museums etc. You would need a full day in Blenheim Palace plus

You could consider a walk to the Trout Inn in Wolvercote. its a lovely walk through fields etc - nice pub rewards you at the end.

http://www.thetroutoxford.co.uk/

theaa.com/walks/…directions

Alternatively, walk up Headington Hill for wonderful postcard views of Oxford.

You could also consider one of the other walks suggested here.

www.walkinginoxfordshire.co.uk/oxford.php

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2. Re: Day trips from Oxford

For WWII you might try Bletchley Park - X5 bus to Milton Keynes then a short train or local bus ride

http://www.bletchleypark.org.uk/

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Thanks. The walk to Wolvercote looks like a nice walk. Would you expect that boots would be necessary for most of those walks or would trainers be ok? Boots are just a pain to travel with if not necessary.

Also, I've not used the OS maps before. Is the starting point (SP 487094) marked on the map somewhere? A lot of the walks seem to include an overview map but that one doesn't.

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4. Re: Day trips from Oxford

Thanks dzug, but I've been to Bletchley Park already. Definitely worth doing though!

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5. Re: Day trips from Oxford

Most of the time in July the walk to Wolvercote in trainers will be absolutely fine - I've run this route with no problem. If, however, it's an extremely wet July (unlikely but not impossible) then it will be somewhat muddy. That being said the walk mentioned seems to be a circular walk (correct me if I'm wrong penangnite) however you need the directions from the city centre.

Here's an alternative: http://oxfordcamra.org.uk/pub-walk-03.php The two routes you want are The Trout to the Perch and then The Perch to The Waterman's Arms. Maps are also detailed for both. There's also a walk south which may be of interest.

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