The Anonymous Widower

A Walk From Oxford Station

At Oxford station, I took a walk in a loop by the water and then along the railway, before crossing it on a bridge and returning along the Oxford Canal to the station.

It is a good walk, but it does need a few maps and fingerposts. This Google Earth image shows where I walked.

North Of Oxford Station

North Of Oxford Station

Note the bridge at the top and the station at the bottom.

I only took about an hour to do the walk and my main aim was to investigate the railway north of Oxford station, but Oxford station would certainly be a good place to start a walk either into the city or along the Thames or the Oxford Canal.

One thing that the walk showed me, was how much railway land there is in the area and with all the developments in services to the station, I’m sure it will be put to good use.

In some of the pictures you can see the Castle Mill development, which was nominated for the 2013 Carbuncle Cup.

From the railway side it looks fine, but I suspect from the river it grates in some peoples’ minds.

There is a noise debate rumbling on about the railway, which hopefully electrification will kill. But there will still be quite a few Class 66 hauled freight trains going through.

March 25, 2015 - Posted by | Transport | , , ,

2 Comments »

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