This section is 14 miles (22.4km) long - a map of it can be downloaded below.
By the time you reach Newbridge the River Thames has grown to a respectable size and is pretty well used by a range of boats. This stretch of the Thames Path is, however, still remote and amazingly rural right until you almost reach the centre of Oxford.
Bablock Hythe and Swinford
At Bablock Hythe, where there used to be a ferry and still is a pub, the Path leaves the river for a couple of miles. There are hopes that one day a bridge will be constructed here which would allow the Thames Path to cross the river and continue along the old towpath on the opposite bank. Swinford Bridge a bit further downstream, built in 1770, is one of only two remaining toll bridges on the Thames but it's free to pedestrians wanting to visit Eynsham.
There can be no better way to enter the lovely city of Oxford than to walk in from the north on the Thames Path! After the river has made a loop around the high ground of Wytham Woods, it slips under the A34 ring road and past the delightful setting of the Trout Inn and the remains of Godstow Abbey. From here for almost 2 miles the Path keeps company with the huge expanse of Oxford's ancient Port Meadow on the opposite bank until suddenly you are spilled into the city close to the rail station.