Description Addison's Walk (originally called Water Walk) is a picturesque footpath on an island in the grounds of Magdalen College, Oxford, England. The path runs past rows of trees, a deer park and this beautiful house on the River Cherwell. The Walk is named after Joseph Addison (16721719), a Fellow of the College from 1698 to 1711, who enjoyed walking here and wrote articles in The Spectator about landscape gardening. It was also a favorite walking path of C.S. Lewis. Beside the river there hangs to this day a poem written on a circular stone tablet with C.S. Lewis' poem 'What the Bird Said Early in the Year.'