The Oxford Canal, built in the late eighteenth century, provided a convenient transport route for coal and other commodities during the industrial revolution. Fortunately, like most of the country's canal networks, it is not buried, but convenient for leisure boats to sightsee.
The Oxford Canal was a man-made river, then for transportation, but it was abandoned by the invention of the train before it could be completed. Now a tourist attraction with some water grass on the river, some water birds swimming in the river, and winding walking paths along the river, the views are great. The signs on the riverside have history of the canal.
Living on the river, walking along the river at night, I saw many local people living on yachts/boats, and swimming down the river. When I live on a boat, I rarely feel the ups and downs of the water, and only when a large sightseeing boat passes by will it shake twice.
It is recommended to take a patient look at the history before strolling along the river bank or taking a boat tour to get a better view of the river, the ecology is well preserved, surrounded by green fins and perched in water birds, ducks and geese
The canals of Oxford are really a beautiful place, the whole canal passes through the town of Oxford, and the natural scenery here is a lot of Oxford students and citizens will come here to relax.