Living is a city is great but sometimes (especially if you're used to the countryside) you start dreaming of lush green fields and trees.
This is why Oxford is just perfect because a ten minutes walk out of the centre takes you to Port Meadow; a quiet haven away from the hustle and bustle of the city.
With only the horses and cows to bother you, it is the most peaceful setting.
For visitors and inhabitant alike, Port Meadow is a beautiful spot for strolling and picnicking. On hot summer days, you'll even see students jumping off the wooden jetties, into the river to cool off.
It's also home to the beautiful Perch Pub, situated on the river side,providing delicious food and a welcoming atmosphere. Entering from the meadow, you walk through a fairy-lit passage, opening out onto a secret garden with a weeping will as its centre point.
It really is quite magical.
When the stress of Oxford gets too much, head to Port Meadow; it's a great place for a peaceful stroll to clear your mind.
If you're visiting Oxford and fancy a trip to the countryside, you can walk all the way from the city through the meadow and to the Perch Pub; a dreamy way to spend a Sunday afternoon.
It can often get very muddy in winter, so bring your wellies!