Bainton Bikes


Discover Blenheim Palace

This tour provides a safe, fun and easy route to the nearby town of Woodstock, where the world famous Blenheim Palace is situated and the famous prime minister Winston Churchill was born.

This is a circular route that leaves the lively city of Oxford and heads through a large area of common land given to the freemen of the city by Alfred the Great, Port Meadow and which has the River Thames flowing through it.  

The route joins the waterway path and you ride along the path where Lewis Carrol first began to spin the tale of Alice in Wonderland. After joining the Sustrans approved cycle paths you head onto a traffic free route towards the town of Woodstock, here the world renowned Blenheim Palace is situated. The return journey leaves Woodstock behind and joins the Oxford Canal path providing a relaxing route all the way back into the city.


Escape the city along the River Thames

  • Port Meadow
  • River Thames
  • Alice in Wonderland
  • Treacle Well
  • Godstow Nunnery Ruins
  • Medley Manor Farm (Pick your own fruit)

Blenheim Palace

  • Historic Woodstock Town
  • Blenheim Palace Gardens
  • Blenheim Palace Park
  • The Palace
  • Winston Churchill
  • Rosamund the fair

Return along the Oxford Canal

  • The tranquil canal
  • Unique canal long boats 
  • Water side pub stops
  • Begbroke Village

Key facts

Tour Length - 16 Miles / 26 Km
Difficulty – Easy
Tour Duration - 4 hours - 5 hours
Suitability - Family friendly
Bikes - Touring bikes, Tandem, Hybrid, Child trailers & seats
Standard Price - £3.50


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