Old Berkeley Golf Course

Welcome to the county’s most spectacular view of the dreaming spires

This was the very first piece of land owned by OPT. These 63.8 acres were acquired in1928 to preserve the stunning view Oxford which at the time was threatened with the possibility of housing development.

This spot is really very special and provides one of the best vantage points to enjoy uninterrupted views over the city of Oxford.

The splendour of the view inspired English poet Matthew Arnold to write:

“And that sweet city with her dreaming spires. She needs not June for beauty’s heightening”

Once Lord Berkeley’s private golf course, now unimproved grassland which is managed by grazing.

The area is an environmental and cultural gem and continues to attract and inspire artists and poets.