Oxfordshire Branch

The Oxford Canal

Welcome to the IWA Oxfordshire Branch pages.

Waterways in the Oxfordshire Branch comprise approximately 60 miles of the River Thames, 35 miles of the Oxford Canal and 25 miles of the Wilts & Berks Canal (under restoration).

We have also been working closely with Banbury Canal Partnership.

Meetings and Events

Join us on a work party

IWA Oxfordshire Branch supports Banbury Canal Partnership on two Tuesdays each month – Meet at 9-30am, work until approx. 2pm. Tasks to be confirmed. All tools will be provided, please wear old clothes and stout shoes and take waterproofs in case of rain. For more details please email Branch Secretary Robin Williams.

Future dates: see South East Region Newsletter "Cargoes"

Banbury Canal Partnership committee meeting and their AGM

Contact the Branch

Robin Williams
Branch Secretary

01295 271345


Local Waterways

Narrowboats at Thrupp

Oxford Canal
River Thames

Waterways Restoration

Wilts & Berks Canal for more information visit the 
Wilts & Berks Canal Trust website.

Pictures and Links

Oxford Canal Heritage Project

For information about this Lottery Funded project see the Jericho Living Heritage Trust website.

Tooley's Boatyard audio track.

This is an audio track in which Jillian Moody of BBC Oxford explores the history of Tooley's boatyard and the part it played in Tom Rolt's life. Herbert Tooley painted the last part of 'Cressy' before Tom set off on his epic voyage around the canals and waterways of England. It tells the story of 'Narrow Boat' and includes an interview with Sonia Rolt. Play Audio Track