Walking and Rambling in Oxford
The hostel is just one minute from the Thames Path National Trail, which stretches 180 miles along the banks of the river Thames. Stay at the hostel and take the opportunity to explore this beautiful, historical city on foot.
Discovering Britain walk with the Royal Geographical Society: Manufacturing Oxford - Oxford Industrial Heritage
Nature in the heart of the city - Oxford Green
Workers' Playtime - Oxford Victorian Leisure
City of streams and spires - Oxford Waterways
Imprints in the chalk - Uffington
From the hostel, walk north along the riverside path and pass through Port Meadow – a pretty and popular spot in the summer. Handily, the route passes two pubs: the Perch Inn, a historic rural pub with a large garden, and the riverside Trout Inn at Wolvercote.
Other things to do nearby
Ashmolean Museum hosts a fascinating collection of history, objects and art from around the world, all under one roof for you to enjoy.
Beale Park's the place to be with fun, adventure, animals, gardens, play and activities on the banks of the lovely River Thames.
Set in 2100 acres of ‘Capability’ Brown parkland, the palace is surrounded by sweeping lawns and award-winning formal gardens.
Explore the quadrangles and the Divinity School or take a behind the scenes tour of oldest research library, the Bodleian.
With 7000 plants, this is the most compact yet diverse collection of plants in the World. Explore the walled garden and glasshouses. Visit the Botanic Garden website
Contemporary art exhibitions by artists from all over the world, including live events, educational and family activities.
Discover Oxford’s lesser known history - tales of great escapes, betrayal and romance within the walls of the castle and prison. Visit the website
Enjoy live performances of British and international drama, family shows, contemporary dance and music, comedy, lectures and poetry.
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The hostel is located at the intersection of the Ridgeway and Thames footpaths, so there's a wide range of low or high level walking to suit everyone nearby. Discovering Britain walk with the Royal
Mountain bike 'The Ridgeway' in two days with a half way stop at YHA Streatley to refresh and prepare for the final stretch.
Cycle between villages for a peaceful and relaxing ride around this beautiful part of the country.
The hostel is a great base for rowing on the Thames at Wallingford, Pangbourne, Henley or Windsor.
Explore the rainforest without leaving the UK! Watch birds, lizards and butterflies roam free in the tropical glasshouses. For more details visit the Living Rainforest website
Sightseeing has never been so much fun! Hop on and off as much as you like, and see all the sights that the city has to offer. One route, but with 20 stops. Visit the Bus Tour website