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Tuesday, 31 August 2010

Rambling at the edge of Oxfordshire

Is it us or has summer officially left Oxfordshire? A week of continous rain would suggest this to be the case and with no real sign of improvement, the thought of evening walks and weekend hikes is not an appealing one. And while this weather is excellent practice conditions for our Three Peaks Challenge it is not best suited to breaking in and getting used to our gear and boots.

So, on a 'sunny' Sunday afternoon, we ventured to the furthests reaches of Oxfordshire, where it meets with the boader of Gloucestershire, and a tiny scenic village called Buscot or more specifically - Buscot Lock, the smallest of all the 45 locks along the banks of the river Thames. It was well worth the visit. 

If you are looking for a scenic and gentle walk then Buscot weir is highly recommeded, you can walk along the banks of the Thames or venture inland. And when that all gets too much, sit on a bench and watch as the narrow boats make there way up and down the lock. Whichever option you choose, a enjoyable walk is certainly on the cards, weather dependant of course!

Intro to Buscot Weir
View of the lock

Narrowboat approaching the lock
Which way to go


  1. Hey, I work with the CheapOair travel blog (cheapoair.typepad.com) and we're interested in having you guest blog for us. Please contact me if you're interested. Thanks! Aldo.

  2. Hi Aldo,

    Thanks for getting in contact, we would indeed be interested? What in particular did you have in mind?