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Amazing Abingdon

31 May (Sun, end 5th week)

Walk in the footsteps of Oxford’s first archbishop of Canterbury, Saint Edmund of Abingdon. Start symbolically in front of St Edmund Hall, built on the grounds where the saint reputedly used to teach. Cross the Christ Church Meadows and follow the river Thames, slowly winding through the meadows towards London. Pass the formidable ruins of the Benedictine Abingdon Abbey overseeing the river, and complete your journey in Abingdon, St Edmund’s birthplace.

Meet: In front of St Edmund Hall
Time: 9:00 am
Return: Approx. 4 pm in Oxford
Distance: 16 km / short
Fare: Bus, £3.90
Lunch: Packed
Leader: Jonathan Katz
Grid ref: SU 49009 96539