"Autumn is not only colourful but can often be still, as shown by the reflections of the trees in the River Cherwell. This scene is only ten minutes from the centre of Oxford city." J J Marshall
URBANPIX CAPTION for this Oxford card:
Christ Church Meadow is the private property of Christ Church, but public access is allowed from early morning until dusk. The Meadow has changed little since medieval times. It remains an important flood meadow and is a popular walking and picnic spot in the heart of the city; cattle are still grazed here, and herons and deer can also be seen.
The River Cherwell is a substantial tributary of the River Thames. The Cherwell rises in the ironstone hills at Hellidon near Daventry and enters Oxford via Summertown and Marston, then through University Parks below which it splits into several streams before becoming two to flow under Magdalen Bridge.
From Magdalen it continues to flow as two streams through the University Botanic Garden and along Christ Church Meadow until joining the River Thames at different ends of the row of boathouses before finally exiting Oxford together.
Boats and punts can be hired at Cherwell Boathouse, Magdalen Bridge and Folly Bridge whilst if you’d rather someone else did the work, Salters at Folly Bridge organises a variety of daily boat trips, including ones to Iffley and Abingdon.
Christ Church Meadow, Oxford