The Oxford Canal between Souldern and Shipton.

This part of the Oxford Canal features several locks to look at and also has in particular some really beautiful small canal bridges.

Notable bridges along the route are Dashwoods Bridge and Pigeons Bridge - in both cases their accompanying locks are immediately next to the bridges - a really beautiful setting. There are also several still intact Oxford Canal Lift-bridges to look at. As far as getting alog the towpath is concerned it's pretty much typical Oxford Canal underfoot with a grass dirt mix surface which gets muddy in wet weather, often quite narrow it is frequently lined with quite dense foliage.
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Souldern Bridge, Oxford Canal, England.
Souldern Bridge 192
Chisnell Lift Bridge, Oxford Canal, England.
Chisnell Lift Bridge 193
Somerton Deep Lock's Bridge covered in ivy, Oxford Canal, England.
Somerton Deep Lock
Bridge 194
Somerton Deep Lock, Oxford Canal, England.
Somerton Deep Lock
The Oxford Canal's Somerton Deep Lock
Somerton
Deep Lock 34
Somerton Deep Lock Bridge, Oxford Canal, England.
Somerton Deep Lock
Bridge 194
Meadlands Bridge, Oxford Canal, England.
Meadlands Bridge 195
Somerton Bridge, Oxford Canal, England.
Somerton Bridge 196
Demolished lift bridge possibly was 197, Oxford Canal, England.
Demolished Lift Bridge - 197?
Deep Cutting Bridge, Oxford Canal, England.
Deep Cutting
Bridge 198
Somerton Mill Bridge, Oxford Canal, England.
Somerton Mill Bridge 199
Pipe Bridge, Oxford Canal, England.
Pipe Bridge
Heyford Common Lock 35, Oxford Canal, England.
Heyford Common Lock 35
Heyford Common Bridge, Oxford Canal, England.
Heyford Common
Bridge 200
Railway Bridge near Upper Heyford, Oxford Canal, England.
Railway Bridge 201
Single Bridge, Oxford Canal, England.
Single Bridge 202
Allens Lock Bridge, Oxford Canal, England.
Bridge 203
Oxford Canal Bridge no 203
Bridge 203
Allen's Lock 36, Oxford Canal, England.
Allen's Lock 36
Oxford Canal - Allen's Lock no:36
Allen's Lock 36
Allens Bridge, Oxford Canal, England.
Allens Bridge 204
Mill Lift Bridge, Oxford Canal, England.
Mill Lift Bridge 205
Heyford Wharf Bridge, Oxford Canal, England.
Heyford Wharf Bridge 206
Cleeves Bridge, Oxford Canal, England.
Cleeves Bridge 207
High Bush Bridge, Oxford Canal, England.
High Bush Bridge 208
Dashwoods Lock, Oxford Canal, England.
Dashwood Lock 37
Oxford Canal - Dashwood's Lock
Dashwood Lock 37
Dashwood Bridge, Oxford Canal, England.
Dashwood Bridge 209
Northbrook Bridge, Oxford Canal, England.
Northbrook Bridge 210
Northbrook Packhorse bridge over the Cherwell and the Oxford Canal
Northbrook Packhorse Bridge by 210
Northbrook Lock, Oxford Canal, England.
Northbrook Lock 38
Oxford Canal - Northbrook Lock
Northbrook Lock 38
New Brighton Bridge, Oxford Canal, England.
New Brighton Bridge 211
Old Brighton Canal Bridge on the Oxford Canal in England
Old Brighton Bridge 212
Pigeons Lock, Oxford Canal, England.
Pigeons Lock 39
Lovely old Pigeons Bridge on the Oxford Canal
Pigeons Bridge 213
The area around Pigeons Lock is really nice and peacefull - set as it is in pure countryside. A narrow old stone bridge crosses the Oxford Canal immediately beside the narrow lock and there is also a bench seat beside the lock. A little further along the towpath the canal should reach Caravan Lift Bridge 214 - sadly during 2015 the brickwork has collapsed and the wooden parts of the bridge have been removed to the far side of the canal. Hopefully in due course the waterways authorities will re-instate this lift bridge which of course must be preserved.
Pigeons Bridge no.213, Oxford Canal, England.
Pigeons Bridge 213
Pigeons Bridge, Oxford Canal, England.
Pigeons Bridge area
Pinsey Bridge on the Oxford Canal
Pinsey Bridge 214
Oxford Canal Bridges and Caravan Liftbridge.
Caravan Bridge
Caravan Lift Bridge on the Oxford Canal in England
Caravan Lift Bridge 215
Enslow railway bridge, Oxford Canal, England.
Enslow Railway Bridge 216a
Enslow Bridge - Oxford Canal Bridges in England
Enslow Bridge 216
Bakers Lock on the Oxford Canal
Bakers Lock 40
Oxford Canal - Bakers Lock
Bakers Lock
Horse Bridge, Oxford Canal, England.
Horse Bridge 217
Railway Bridge near Bunker Hill, Oxford Canal, England.
Bunker Hill
Railway Bridge
Shipton Weir Lock, Oxford Canal, England.
Shipton Weir Bridge 218 + Lock 41

Shared Waters on the Oxford Canal.

The River Cherwell and The Oxford Canal meet therefore and share their waters through Oxfordshire just south of Bakers Lock at the nicely shaped Horse Bridge. This river/canal combination then continues south as far as the really beautiful area around Shipton Weir Lock where The River Cherwell and the Oxford Canal part company from a navigation point of view.
Lock at Shipton Weir on the Oxford Canal
Shipton Weir Lock 41
Shipton Lift Bridge, Oxford Canal, England.
Shipton Lift Bridge 219
Oxford Canal and Shipton Lift Bridge
Shipton Lift Bridge 219
Shipton on Cherwell Railway Bridge, Oxford Canal, England.
Shipton on Cherwell
Railway Bridge
Dismantled Railway Bridge, Oxford Canal, England.
Dismantled Railway Bridge
Oxford Canal Dismantled railway bridge
Dismantled
Railway Bridge
Shipton Bridge, Oxford Canal, England.
Shipton Bridge 220
and Stoplock
Oxford Canal - Shipton Bridge 220
Shipton Bridge 220
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