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About Oxhey

Oxhey is a suburb of the borough of Watford in the county of Hertfordshire.

Oxhey grew during the mid-19th century with the coming of the London and Birmingham Railway from London Euston to Boxmoor in 1837, the settlement being developed to house railway workers. The line was completed to Birmingham in 1838.

Find out more about Oxhey’s history here

Explore the local countryside…

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Download this map here

Download the BADFA map of local footpaths, bridleways, byways, cycle routes and open spaces here. Visit the Bushey and District Footpaths Association at www.badfa.org.uk


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The Ebury Way is a 3.5-mile rail trail running between Rickmansworth and Watford. The route crosses three rivers; The River Colne, River Chess and River Gade as well as the Grand Union Canal.

The path, through lakes and fields in Rickmansworth, is shared with walkers and cyclists. Its origin as the Watford and Rickmansworth Railway endows it with generous width and gentle gradient making it ideal for family cycling. It forms part of National Cycle Network Route 61 which runs between Windsor to the south-west and Ware to the north-east. The Watford section of the Ebury Way up to its crossing of the River Colne also forms part of Route 6 and this section is labelled jointly Route 6/61.

Download the Ebury Way route map here