Christ Church Meadow, Oxford

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Christ Church Meadow is a well-known flood-meadow, and popular walking and picnic spot in Oxford, England.
Roughly triangular in shape it is bounded by the River Thames (the stretch through Oxford being known as "The Isis"), the River Cherwell, and Christ Church. The meadow provides access to many of the college boat houses which are on an island at the confluence of the two rivers. The lower sections of the meadow, close to the Thames, are grazed by cattle, while the upper sections have sports fields. Broad Walk is at the northern edge with Merton Field to the north and Merton College, dominated by the tower of Merton College Chapel, beyond that.
Christ Church Meadow is owned by Christ Church, and is thus the private property of the college, however access is allowed during the day. Access starts very early to allow rowers to go to the boathouses. Eights Week and Torpids, Oxford University's two main rowing events, and Christ Church Regatta are held on the Thames here. In past times, ornamental wooden barges were moored on the river here to store boats and house spectators. However these have all now been replaced by boathouses.
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  • The picture postcard view of the cathedral is usually very pretty, well worth going beyond the college to explore the peaceful parts which make the city bearable when it is heaving. You might catch so...  more »
  • Ok, it's a a meadow. Fortunately you can't and don't need to walk on it. Due to the great English weather I expect it is soaking wet most of the time...  more »
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