Walkers can take a stroll in Oxford which starts and finishes at one of the city’s oldest pubs.

The Perch in Binsey Lane is one of the city's oldest hostelries and is just a few minutes walk from the Isis - Oxford’s stretch of the Thames - and Port Meadow, a historic common stretching from Jericho to Wolvercote.

In the summer, its garden is a relaxing place to spend a few hours, and its 17th century building with its traditional thatched roof should charm even the most seasoned pub goers.

In spring 2015, the owners conducted a full-scale renovation to bring the traditional pub into the modern world.

Staff say it provides a refuge for everyone who enjoys good food and drink – whether they’re thirsty students, hungry walkers, families with muddy dogs, adventurous visitors or wedding parties.

You can park in the pub car park after booking a table for a meal and devise your own circular walking route from there, depending on how far you want to go.

Popular open space Port Meadow is a short walk away, and if you want to combine your lunch with a short shopping trip, you could walk across the meadow and then approach Jericho via Walton Well Road.

Once you are in Walton Street you will find a number of independent shops, and delis selling fresh produce.

These include Branca deli and cafe, Riverman Records, The Last Bookshop Jericho, and Walton Street Cycles.

If you have time you could also visit one of Jericho’s pubs for a beer.

These include The Jericho Tavern, The Gardeners Arms, The Old Bookbinders Ale House and The Victoria.

Once you have enjoyed a walk around Jericho, retrace your steps back to The Perch via Walton Well Road and Port Meadow.

If you don’t have time for a walk to Jericho from The Perch, you could always stay in Binsey, and either take a walk around the village, or walk in the other direction to Botley Road, where there is Pickle & Lime fruit and veg store, Warlands Cycle Shop and Waitrose superstore.

Earlier this year, former teacher Sue Crisp, of Oxford Fieldpaths Society, revealed her favourite lockdown stroll, a four-mile walk from Oxford railway station to Binsey church and back.

She said earlier: “This is one of my favourite walks because it involves walking along two of Oxford’s main waterways and going to see the medieval church and holy well at Binsey.”

Ms Crisp described the medieval church as simple and unspoilt. She added: “It has having no electricity, and it is thought to be the resting place of Saint Frideswide as she fled from her suitor, Prince Agar.

“Adjacent to the chapel is a holy well dedicated to the saint and the whole site has long been a place of pilgrimage. It is the treacle well featured in Charles Dodgson’s book, Alice in Wonderland.”