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My favourite park!

After trailing up the steep hill, you will be welcomed by a lovely scenery of the countryside of... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Oxford, United Kingdom
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Oxford's Hampstead Heath

Lovely place for a good peaceful walk just a short drive from Ox centre. You'll walk through large... read more

Reviewed 25 November 2018
Oxford, United Kingdom
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Headington, Oxford, England
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

After trailing up the steep hill, you will be welcomed by a lovely scenery of the countryside of Oxfordshire. There are also beautiful bluebells and rapeseed fields. Great park just outside of the ring road for a quick escape from the city.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank WinnieM293
Reviewed 25 November 2018 via mobile

Lovely place for a good peaceful walk just a short drive from Ox centre. You'll walk through large wide fields and patches of forest.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank diddlene
Reviewed 19 August 2018

As noted in other comments, an unspoilt woodland heath area rising up to give panoramic views of Oxford. Access from the Eastern by pass. Bliss for walkers, joggers and well behaved dogs. Useful colour coded trails so that you can plan your day. Would be...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed 3 August 2018

Great for walks - it's huge and the views are stunning. It tends to be a bit upsetting in the winter, but it's absolutely beautiful otherwise and there is many routes to choose from.

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank leuveen
Reviewed 7 July 2018 via mobile

Lovely place to take a walk even in winter. With different routes to take that are different distances. There are also leaflets on the local wildlife and trees that you can help yourself to at the gate.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Betterxtogether
Reviewed 6 July 2018

This Country Park is very pretty, the views of Oxford and surrounding countryside makes for a great place for a good walk. Very nice area.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Howlo
Reviewed 17 June 2018

Visited with my daughter and had a lovely walk around a tiny percentage of it. Stunning views and great trees

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Hoppityskip
Reviewed 28 January 2018 via mobile

In muddy conditions it is grim for Mountain bikes and needs to be more mountain biking friendly. I enclose an image of my bike anyway if bikers want to compare. Will visit in the summer holidays perhaps, though. There is some🤘🤘🤘 however. Skinnies and wood...More

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank Culture751895
Reviewed 22 January 2018

Country Park high up overlooking the city of Oxford and beautiful views of the Oxfordshire countryside. Plenty of walks, large parking area. Naturally, a country park is best visited on a bright sunny day!!

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank Les R
Reviewed 22 August 2017

Up the steep hill, past the posh houses, and there you are: high grassland with views out towards Wantage and the hills or down to Cowley and the city, and steep hillsides with tall oaks, birch and beech. Great for kites in a windy spring,...More

Date of experience: July 2017
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16 September 2018|
Response from Howlo | Reviewed this property |
You will find good wide level paths and tracks. I didn't see any wheelchairs, but in my opinion, you will be fine. Check out the Woodland Trust website, you will get plenty of good information.
Linda W
22 May 2016|
Response from Deb092 | Reviewed this property |
No catering at shotover. There are pubs in Wheatley like the cricketers but I don't know if they accept dogs. The Mole in Toot Baldon will allow dogs in their beer garden.