This is the beginning of the more remote Thames with only buses for public transport. Booking accommodation in advance is strongly advised. The walk out to Godstow, popular with many students and residents, passes Binsey with its treacle well. After Godstow Abbey there is the river’s most northerly point, a toll bridge and miles of meadows.
Oxford has many cafes and pubs.
Binsey: The Perch. Children welcome. 12-11pm (Sun 5pm). Food 12-3.30pm & 6.30-9.30pm.
Godstow: The Trout. 11am-11pm. Food 12-9.30pm.
Swinford Bridge: The Talbot. 11am-3pm & 5.30pm-11pm (12-30m & 7-10.30pm). Food until 2pm 7 10pm. Walk past the toll gate.
Bablock Hythe: The Ferryman. 11.30am-3pm & 7-11.pm (Sun 12-3pm & 7-10.30pm; open all day summer weekends).
Oxford: Becket Guest House, 5 Becket Street, OX1 1PP (01865 724675); firstname.lastname@example.org
Oxford: Sportsview Guest House, 106-110 Abingdon Road, OX1 4PX (01865 244268).
Oxford: YHA, 2a Botley Road, OX2 OAB (01865 727275).
Oxford: The Westgate, 1 Botley Road OX2 0AA (01865 726721, www.westgatehoteloxford.co.uk)
Eynsham Lock: campsite (01865 881324).
Swinford Bridge: The Talbot OX8 1BT (01865 881348). Walk past the toll gate.
Bablock Hythe: The Ferryman, OX8 1BL (01865 880028). Also campsite.
Northmoor: Rectory Farm, OX8 4PX (01865 300207). Feb-Nov, Sun-Thu. 16th-century farmhouse, once belonging to St John’s College Oxford, now in hands of third generation of Florey family. Picnic lunches if notice given.
Oxford: 15-16 Broad Street, OX1 3AS (01865 726871).
OS Explorer 180 (Oxford).