Walking, Running, and SwimmingEdit
The main advantage of walking or running to a destination is that you can increase your skill in Athletics (and Acrobatics too, if you tend to jump around). In addition, you also have the experience of traveling through the beautiful environment that oblivion has to offer, and you may stumble upon dungeons or other points of interest along the way.
Swimming will also help increase your Athletics skill.
The player can also travel by using mounts, which are horses. Horses can be bought or stolen from stables in one of the eight main cities and the imperial city, as well as in smaller settlements. Horses cannot technically enter any of the walled cities, although the horse will be sent to the stable for the player to later access. Mounted combat is not possible (disregarding Skyrim after the 1.6 patch, where mounted combat was added) although the player and horse can be attacked.
- You can buy the Horse Armor Pack from the Xbox Live Marketplace on Xbox 360. (Oblivion only)