Sport in Oxford
|| Whether you want
to get fit and have fun or cheer on some of Oxford’s
finest sports men and women you’ll find plenty of
venues in and around this city.
For a city that plays host to the Henley
Royal Regatta and pits its best young rowers against
rival university Cambridge annually, it’s no surprise
that Oxford is ahead of many areas when it comes to water
To try your hand at a range of thrilling sports, head
to Adventure Plus [map] in Witney. Here you
can try white water rafting, rock climbing and canoeing
in safety with Adventure Plus trained supervisors.
If this sounds like too much effort but you’d still
like to enjoy some time on the river, head to the Magdalen
Bridge Boathouse [map], and treat yourself to
a chauffeured punt (with free wine) or bring the family
along and hire a pedalo.
Why not get on your skates and head to the Oxford Ice
where you can try to keep upright or show off your pirouettes
in style. What makes this ice rink different to others
in the UK is the added excitement of the snow effect,
which means that you can enjoy the authentic feeling of
flakes caressing your nose as you skate.
You could see the spires from a different perspective
and hop in a hot air balloon courtesy of Oxford
Balloon Company, which offers flights across the city
throughout the year.
Golfers will find plenty of courses around the
area including Hinksey Heights [map] at South Hinksey, and Banbury Golf Centre [map].
Many courses combine beautiful scenery, lavish hotels
and large courses to make a golfer's holiday complete.
Another way to see the beautiful countryside surrounding
Oxford is to head out for a riding lesson. Whether
you’ve ridden before or are a complete beginner
there are plenty of schools that can help you feel comfortable
on a horse. Schools like Turpins Lodge Riding Centre [map] in Banbury offer tuition to all levels and pony trekking
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