Thames Path : Swinford to Newbridge

The start and end of this Thames Path walk both require buses for connection with trains at Oxford. At the end of the walk there is a 2 mile walk from Newbridge to reach Kingston Bagpuize for the bus.

The path from the road back to the river passes between two properties

The path from the road back to the river passes between two properties

Finally back at the river's edge

Finally back at the river’s edge

Looking back towards the boatyard between the end of the previous walk and the start of this one

Looking back towards the boatyard between the end of the previous walk and the start of this one

Approaching Pinkhill lock

Approaching Pinkhill lock

Pinkhill lock

Pinkhill lock

Heading away from the lock on the island

Heading away from the lock on the island

The first of many fields where the path runs away from the riverside

The first of many fields where the path runs away from the riverside

The river is behind the trees on the left

The river is behind the trees on the left

The path is back beside the revier for a while

The path is back beside the revier for a while

The slightly flatter grass shows the path running across this field

The slightly flatter grass shows the path running across this field

After a series of fields (to the right in this picture) the path reaches a tarmac road via a kissing gate

After a series of fields (to the right in this picture) the path reaches a tarmac road via a kissing gate

Shortly up the road, have to watch out for this sign as the path turns sharp left across more fields

Shortly up the road, have to watch out for this sign as the path turns sharp left across more fields

The path runs alongside the edge of some fields where there were piles of branches ready to be burned

The path runs alongside the edge of some fields where there were piles of branches ready to be burned

Another road (this one with actual traffic) heads back towards the riverside

Another road (this one with actual traffic) heads back towards the riverside

Keep straight on to head past the caravans and holiday homes at Babcock Hythe

Keep straight on to head past the caravans and holiday homes at Babcock Hythe

And again we reach the riverside

And again we reach the riverside

The path continues beside the river, through a series of gates

The path continues beside the river, through a series of gates

Some gates are a little overgrown

Some gates are a little overgrown

Notice the gap for cycle wheels

Notice the gap for cycle wheels

A series of meanders

A series of meanders

A gate without a fence

A gate without a fence

Cottage at Northmoor Lock

Cottage at Northmoor Lock

Another gate (on a bridge) on the riverside path

Another gate (on a bridge) on the riverside path

Looking back for a while - classic Thames Path marker

Looking back for a while – classic Thames Path marker

A straight patch of river with rushes by the side

A straight patch of river with rushes by the side

Old style concrete bridge

Old style concrete bridge

Turning the bend on the approach to Newbridge

Turning the bend on the approach to Newbridge

Another meander, showing some bankside erosion

Another meander, showing some bankside erosion

Approaching Newbridge

Approaching Newbridge

The bridge at Newbridge

The bridge at Newbridge

Looking back from atop the Newbridge bridge

Looking back from atop the Newbridge bridge

Looking ahead to the next section

Looking ahead to the next section

 

 

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