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Addison's Walk

1 miles (1.5 km)

This lovely walk takes you along Addison's Walk in the grounds of Magdalen College in Oxford. It's a very pretty area with gardens, and nice views of the River Cherwell and the adjacent deer park. There are good views ofMagdalen TowerandMagdalen Bridgeas you make your way along the flat, surfaced path. The gardens were a favourite place of the authorC. S. Lewis, who was a fellow of Magdalen College in the early 20th century. He used to enjoy walks and chats withHugo DysonandJ. R. R. Tolkien. On the walk you can see a plaque featuring a poem he wrote about the pretty spot. Addison's Walk is within the college grounds so you must pay a small fee to enter. Refreshments, including morning coffee and snacks, light lunches and afternoon teas are available in the Old Kitchen Bar and Riverside Terrace.
If you head north to the adjacent St Catherine's College you can visit Mesopotamia Walk. It's a similar path, running along the river to the weir at Parson's Pleasure.
The Oxford Canal and the Thames Path both run very close to the college. You can extend your walking by picking up either of these lovely waterside footpaths.


OX1 4AU - Please note: Postcode may be approximate for some rural locations

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Magdalen Fellows' Garden

Fellows Garden, from the entrance to Addison's Walk,with a view of theCherwell

Addison's Walk, Winter 2002 (2)

View of the path

Addison's Walk, Magdalen College, Oxford 2008

Misty day

Magdalen Addison's Walk

Looking back towards Magdalen College

Deer seen from Addison's Walk, Magdalen College, Oxford 2008

Deer seen from the walk

Plaque along Addison's walk

Plaque along Addison's walk, featuring a poem by C.S. Lewis.


GPS Files

GPX File

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Memory Map Route

Addison's Walk.mmo (On Desktop:Right Click>Save As. On Ipad/Iphone:Click and hold >Download Linked File)