Photographer's Note

Looking out across Port Meadow I spied this young bloke kite surfing. I just had to take some photos.
Port Meadow is an area of common land stretching alonside the east bank of the River Thames at Jericho.
The pastureland was given to the Freemen of Oxford by King Alfred in return for fighting Danish invaders in the 10th century and these rights are recorded in the Domesday Book of 1066.
To this day, members of the organisation The Freemen of Oxford exercise their ancient rights to graze cattle and horses on the land and to fish in the river.
Access to the meadow is via Walton Well Road or Aristotle Lane (both off Walton Street) or you could walk northwards along the Thames towpath from the bridge on Botley Road.
Or you could enter the Meadow from the Wolvercote Common end which is where I entered.
The Meadow is used also for kite flying, kite surfing, model plane flying and rambling. It is hugely popular and there are always many people on it no matter what the weather.

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