This is a joint walk run together with the WOW group and is open to members of both groups.
IF YOU ARE A MEMBER OF BOTH GROUPS ONLY SIGN UP ON ONE OF THE SITES TO INDICATE YOU WANT TO PARTICIPATE.
Rail disasters continue to make newspaper headlines, but train crashes are nothing new, so as you reach the closing stages of this very pleasant waterside walk, pause for a moment and allow the imagination picture what happened here more than 138 years ago, when in 1874, about noon on Christmas Eve, with heavy snow on the ground, a Midlands bound train had a broken wheel-tire on the extra carriage it was carrying and plunged down the embankment beside the Oxford Canal. 30 passengers died, more than 70 were injured and it was regarded as the worst crash in railway history in Victorian times, and Queen Victoria sent a message of sympathy to all involved.
This walk visits field and waterside paths (River Cherwell), canal towpath (Oxford Canal) and has 16 stiles.
We meet by the car park of The Boat Inn, Canal Road, Thrupp, Kidlington, Oxfordshire, OX5 1JY (as shown in the place link above).
We start the walk at 7PM sharp. (Please try to ensure you're at the start point at least 5 mins beforehand).
Level of difficulty: Easy
Dog friendliness: under control on towpath and on lead near livestock
Estimated walk end time: 8:45PM
Drinks After Walk
Afterwards, we will visiting a nearby pub for a drink, if enough people want to, but it's not obligatory.
These evening walks are free although we would welcome a small(ish) donation, which goes towards ongoing overhead costs associated with the Meetup service and ancillary costs, or/and you could buy the walk leader a drink too .
For new members or walkers, please read the Walkers Guide thread in the forum.
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