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Resurfaced Oxford canal towpath opens

24 Mar 2015 Oxford towpaths
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The muddy, bumpy Oxford Canal towpath is now easier to cycle within the city after a much-heralded towpath improvement was completed. The towpath has been surfaced between Aristotle Lane and Walton Well Road, extending the existing surfaced section from the city centre to Jericho. Initial plans had envisaged a longer length, but funding was withdrawn after the discovery of water voles necessitated the narrowing of the towpath: nonetheless, the Canal & River Trust hopes to identify funding to continue the scheme.

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