The Oxford Ultra Route Directions

The Oxford Ultra

Thames Path is referenced as TP.
Kissing-Gate is referenced as k-g

Start to CP1

From The Ferryman follow the TP signs out of the car park on a tarmac drive, past holiday homes on right.

At 0.2 miles reach lane junction keeping right TP sign posted STN Hardcourt.

At 0.5 miles TP leaves the lane going right into fields. Continue through various gates TP.

At 1.3 miles reach lane (G/R 431 056) bear right TP, soon reach k-g, through and bear left.

At 1.8 miles cross foot bridge, left to k-g then diagonally across field, all signed TP.

At 2.8 miles cross foot bridge, then 2.9 miles reach Rd going left on footpath (G/R 444 074), shortly going left TP down concrete track to river edge then right.

Continue through various k-g along the river bank and under a bridge at 3.9 miles.

At 4.0 miles pass through Eynsham Lock (G/R 445 086), continue along river bank TP.

At 6.0 miles cross foot bridge (G/R 470 101), continue along river bank TP.

At 6.5 miles pass Kings Lock (G/R 478 103), continue along river bank TP.

At 6.8 miles reach tarmac path, go left on path TP.

At 7.2 miles TP goes left under road bridge (G/R 481 094), continue along river bank TP.

At 7.4 miles cross road and continue TP, soon pass Godstow Lock.

At 7.7 miles cross foot bridge

At 8.8 miles cross river bridge (G/R 497 075), at 9.5 miles cross footbridge

At 9.7 miles cross bridge (G/R 502 063) and continue on TP other side of river.

At 9.9 miles cross foot bridge at Osney Lock

At 10.7 miles reach road, Jubilee Terrace, continue TP along river (G/R 513 055)

At 11.2 miles pass the College University building on your right

At 11.5 miles cross two foot bridges, continue on river bank TP.

At 11.8 miles go under road bridge (G/R 524 044)

At 12.1 miles pass Isis Farmhouse pub on right (G/R 525 039) which is CP1

Navigation Difficulty: Low
Course – mainly trail, well signposted Thames Path
Total CP distance – 12.1 miles

 

 

 CP1 to CP2

From the Isis Farmhouse continue on TP with Lock on left.

At 0.4 miles go under road bridge (G/R 525 033)

At 0.6 miles cross foot bridge & under railway bridge, continue along river bank

At 1.2 miles cross foot bridge (G/R 528 022)

At 1.7 miles pass Kings Arms on left (G/R 530 143) and Sandford Lock, crossing foot bridge and bear left TP.

At 3.4 miles reach ‘Private Rafts Area’ (G/R 538 989) continue along river bank.

At 3.7 miles cross foot bridge.

At 4.2 miles pass large house on right (G/R 535 977), then soon over foot bridge TP.

At 4.9 miles cross foot bridge then under railway bridge (G/R 526 970)

At 5.3 miles go over foot bridge TP.

At 6.1 miles cross foot bridge (G/R 511 971) and bear left TP.

At 6.5 miles reach path, TP goes left over foot bridge, over weir bridge to Abingdon Lock then TP goes right along river bank (G/R 506 971)

At 6.7 miles go under road bridge, then soon two foot bridges.

At 8.9 miles go through gate and then into Culham Lock (G/R 507 949), then soon reach road which TP crosses and continue along river bank.

At 10.4 miles go under railway bridge (G/R 526 942) and then soon cross foot bridge.

At 11.9 miles reach Clifton Lock (G/R 547 947), continue TP along river bank.

At 12.3 miles reach bridge (G/R 547 954), cross bridge and continue to Barley Mow Pub (Take Care Traffic), which is CP2 at 12.4 miles.

Navigation Difficulty: Low
Course – mainly trail, well signposted Thames Path
Total CP distance – 12.4 miles
Total Oxford Ultra distance covered – 24.5 miles

 

 

CP2 to CP3

From the Barley Mow return to the bridge, taking the TP sign just left before the bridge and continue on the river bank.

At 2.6 miles reach Day’s Lock (G/R 568 936) and cross over the concrete bridge then turn right on the signed TP route.

At 4.4 miles as the TP forks, bear right to a gate by the A4074 (G/R 590 932) and turn right on signed TP.

At 4.8 miles reach The Kingfisher Pub (G/R 594 928) and turn right on the signed TP.

At 5.0 miles turn left in front of the river on signed TP.

At 5.3 miles meet a road (G/R 596 921), cross this following signs for the TP.

At 6.4 miles meet a caravan and camping site and boat moorings (G/R 611 917) and continue forward.

At 6.6 miles meet lane (G/R 614 915) and turn right on TP.

At 6.8 miles turn right on TP (G/R 614 911).

At 8.1 miles reach The Boat House Pub at Wallingford, which is CP3.

Navigation Difficulty: Low
Course – mainly trail, well signposted Thames Path
Total CP distance – 8.1 miles
Total Oxford Ultra distance covered – 32.6 miles

 

 

CP3 to CP4

From The Boat House go round the back of the pub to meet a road then turn right, then after approx 30 yards turn left on signed TP route (Thames Street).

At 1.1 miles pass under the A4130 and continue forward.

At 3.8 miles meet a schools sports fields and continue forward on signed TP.

At 4.0 miles meet a road (G/R 590 846) and turn left on signed TP.

At 4.6 miles (G/R 591 835) turn left signed TP down Ferry Lane all the way to the bottom. Just after the restaurant by the river turn right on the signed TP.

At 6.1 miles meet Cleeve Lock (G/R 600 818) and continue forward on signed TP.

At 7.1 miles meet road in Goring (G/R 594 807) and turn left over the bridge.

At 7.3 miles just after the post office, turn right down steps and right again on signed TP. down to the river then turn left on signed TP.

At 8.6 miles (G/R 606 795) go under railway line and continue forward.

At 10.4 miles (G/R 625 782) meet a small tarmac lane and continue forward.

At 11.2 miles (G/R 633 775) meet road and turn right on signed TP.

At 11.5 miles (G/R 635 771) reach the Greyhound Pub which is CP4.

Navigation Difficulty: Low
Course – mainly trail, well signposted Thames Path
Total CP distance – 11.5 miles
Total Oxford Ultra distance covered – 44.1 miles

 

 

CP4 to CP5

From the Greyhound Pub continue forward on signed TP.

At 0.1 miles turn right into the church grounds signed TP then turn right just before the church signed TP to meet a road where you turn right over the bridge.

At 0.4 miles (G/R 636 767) turn left at the TP sign into the car park of the Dolphin Centre and head left to a gate leading back to the river. Go through the gate and bear right along the TP.

At 2.6 miles (G/R667 768) reach Mapledurham Locks and continue forward. Note the sign, you are only 78.5 miles from London ! Go over the bridge just after Mapledurham Lock then bear right on TP.

At 3.1 miles (G/R 566 762) meet road and turn left then right on TP over railway line then take the first left into Hazel Road on TP.

At 3.6 miles (G/R 666 757) turn right into Skerritt Way signed TP.

At 3.8 miles at the end of the road turn right up steps TP to meet a road then turn left.

At 4.0 miles (G/R 671 754) just before The Roebuck Hotel, turn left at TP sign, go over the railway line and down the steps to meet the river again then turn right on the signed TP.

At 5.0 miles go past the boat / marine centre on your right.

At 6.84 miles reach a bridge by The Crowne Plaza (G/R 711 745) continue TP under bridge

At 7.3 miles go under road bridge, continue TP along river bank.

At 7.5 miles pass Caversham Lock (G/R 720 740)

At 8.2 miles cross bridge (G/R 731 738)

At 8.6 miles reach Wokingham Waterside Centre (G/R 735 740) which is CP5

Navigation Difficulty: Low
Course – mainly trail along the river bank, well signposted Thames Path
Total CP distance – 8.6 miles
Total Oxford Ultra distance covered – 52.7 miles
 

CP5 to Campsite

Continue along the river bank, now grassed area.

At 0.8 miles continue into wooded area along river (G/R 744 748)

At 1.3 miles pass Reading Blue Coat School on your right (G/R 750 751)

At 1.5 miles pass through Sonning Lock (G/R 752 753)

At 1.8 miles cross bridge G/R (755 757), follow TP signs over 2nd bridge, then along river.

At 3.4 miles enter wooded area (G/R 767 775), continue TP along river bank.

At 3.9 miles cross bridge by Shiplake College (G/R 768 780), continue TP.

At 4.5 miles through k-g (G/R 776 787) going left TP (not over bridge to lock), soon reach lane and bear right then immediate left TP. Shortly reach a track – continue over along fence line.

Go through two k-g until 4.83 miles (G/R 776 791) go left over bridge then TP goes right on a tarmac lane. Continue on lane until 5.3 miles reach road (shop on corner) and TP goes right on footpath past the Baskerville Pub, soon over a level crossing then TP goes immediately left.

At 5.5 miles reach lane (G/R 776 799), continue to the end of lane follow TP.

At 6.0 miles TP continues ahead left, soon crossing footbridge.

At 6.5 miles cross long bridge over river to Marsh Lock (G/R 774 815) and another long bridge returning along the river bank TP.

At 7.1 miles continue past Mill Meadows Carpark (G/R 768 821).

At 7.6 miles reach bridge at Henley (G/R 763 827), cross bridge by The Angel and immediate left back to the river bank TP.

At 8.3 miles pass the Remenham Club on your right (G/R 766 835)

At 10.0 miles pass Hambledon Lock (G/R 781 851), continue along river bank TP.

At 10.5 miles through k-g, over footbridge and TP goes right up a lane. Continue on lane to reach Flower Pot Hotel (G/R 784 842) where TP then continues up the left lane then soon TP goes first left and then bears left again past Holme Farm.

At 11.2 miles enter Deer Park, following TP signs till 4.4 miles TP goes left (G/R 794 836) back towards the river bank.

At 13.2 miles (G/R 814 837) Hurley Caravan & Camping is on your right which is the Finish / Camp Site 2.

Navigation Difficulty: Low
Course – mainly trail along the river bank, well signposted Thames Path
Total CP distance – 13.2 miles
Total Oxford Ultra distance – 65.7 miles