Dreaming Spires Town & Country Tour – Oxford


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Known as the City of Dreaming Spires, this pretty paddle will take you along the Oxford canal, River Isis and River Cherwell which snakes its way around some of the most beautiful and noteworthy architecture in Oxford. For centuries, scholars, artists, writers, scientists and film-makers have found inspiration in Oxford’s spectacular architecture.
Our experienced guide will lead you past stunning, Gothic and Baroque architecture which dates back over 1000 years, including Magdalen College, one of the most prominent colleges in the world. Snap a picture of world famous Oxford punters as  you share the waterways, cruising past Magdalen College deer park, the botanical gardens and Christchurch meadows. We’ll stop at a riverside pub for well earned refreshments before heading home full hearted.
This is an 11 mile / 17km paddle. The day will be broken up with plenty of stops and with two guides the pace of the paddle can be matched to suit a diverse group. There will be a short car shuttle amongst the group to bring the start and end paddle points together.
 NOTE bring your own kit and enjoy a 15% discount. Enter OWNKIT24 at the checkout. MUST NOT BE USED WITH ANY OTHER PROMOTION. These places are limited. Your kit MUST include, recognised branded TOURING board, paddle, buoyancy aid, quick release belt, head torch, RIVER FIN IS ESSENTIAL. 
You will
  • Enjoy a circular guided journey starting and finishing in …
  • Experience paddling alongside the stunning Gothic and Baroque architecture in Oxford.
  • Take in the breathtaking Magdalen College which dates back to 1458.
  • Meander along the pretty Oxford canals.
  • Receive a safety briefing along with your board, paddle, buoyancy aid and helmet if desired
    The details
      • Full-Day guided trip. 9am meet.
      • £60.00pp includes kit and guiding.
      • Receive a safety briefing along with your board, paddle, buoyancy aid.
      • Board, paddle, buoyancy aid, quick release belt included
      • Wetsuit available for hire at £10.00.
      • Adults only trip.
      • You will be added to a WhatsApp group a few days prior. NOTIFY us via email if you do not use WhatsApp.
      • Paddler suitability: You must be comfortable paddling for around 2 hours without a break at a steady but comfortable pace. You must be able to self rescue, turn your board and paddle straight.




  • Where adverse wether conditions are the deciding factor for the cancellation of your trip by PBA you will be given 24 hours notice. Please check your emails regularly (including spam).
  • If your booking is cancelled due to adverse weather conditions you will be given a selection of dates to rebook within the current season. Or a 12-month credit note will be issued.

If the booking is cancelled by your party:

  • 72 hours+ Your booking will be fully transferable within the current season or a 12 month credit note will be issued.
  • Less than 48 hours notice your booking will not be transferred, unless it falls within our COVID-19 policy. IF we are able to fill your place from a wait list you will be issues a 12 month credit note.


  • Be able to paddle 2-3 hours at a time without stopping.
  • Be able to paddle roughly in a straight line.
  • Be able to manoeuvre the board left to right and stop efficiently.
  • Be able to get yourself back on your board. ‘Self Rescue’.


  • Recognised branded touring board, 11ft or 12ft. Paddle, recognised branded buoyancy aid, quick release belt, leash, dry bag, head torch.
  • PLEASE NOTE, if your kit does not meet our criteria on the day you will be required to hire our own, or forfeit the trip with no option for a refund. Therefor we suggest you email us to check your kit is suitable.

MINIMUM 8 paddlers to run the trip.



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