image for Walking Route item typeChrist Church Meadow Walk at Christ Church

Meadow Walk

Meadow Walk


Still grazed by Long Horn cattle, the Meadow is held in trust by Christ Church College as a pocket of green countryside which provides tranquil, rural walkways in the very heart of the city. From the main entrance via the Memorial Gardens in St Aldate's the scenic Deadman's Walk (the former coffin route to the Jewish cemetery) skirts the boundaries of Christ Church, Corpus Christi and Merton en route to the Botanic Garden, while other secluded routes follow the banks of the pretty River Cherwell or the Isis - the Oxford section of the River Thames.

The only disabled access is from St Aldates, through the war memorial garden. Access by Merton College & Rose Lane is through kissing gates.

Disabled toiletsGift shopFacilities for conferencing

Children welcome

Opening details

Open from 8.00am to dusk every day.


Free entry


St Aldate's,

  • Self-assessed Accessibility Information

Walking Route, free entry



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Map reference: SP 514059  Lat: 51.74945 Long: -1.25683

St Aldate's Oxford, OX1 1DP


  • Disabled toiletsDisabled toilets
  • Gift shopGift shop
  • Facilities for conferencingFacilities for conferencing
  • Children welcomeChildren welcome

Self-Assessed Accessibility Details


  • YesSteps to the main entrance
  • YesRamp to entrance


  • Main visitor entrance - via permanent ramp. Alternative level entrance - via Tom Tower arched entrance over cobbles. Quads - Level and ramped. Hall and Picture Gallery inaccessible. Cathedral - ramped.