Green Spaces Walks
"We've just had a delightful walk on the Boars Hill fields - very beautiful and a credit to OPT"
Since its foundation in 1927, Oxford Preservation Trust has sought to protect Oxford's green setting for the benefit of all. The Trust now cares for 1,000 acres of land in and around Oxford - some let to tenants and some maintained by the Trust as public amenity land. Public access is encouraged where ever this is compatible with good land management and practice. In keeping with sound environmental management, much of our land is grazed for at least part of the year.
On this page you will find downloadable details of a few self-guided walks across Trust land, but do look at our land map (below) to see where else you may like to walk. These printable sheets are designed to be printed back to back on A4 paper and folded along the centre line. Each walk has a different family activity on the final page. A separate print out of each activity can be found in the attachments section, enabling you to complete the same walk with a different activity.
You may also like to visit the Trust's nature reserves at Heyford Meadow and Wolvercote Lakes - walk routes can be found on information boards at the entrances.
If you have enjoyed our green spaces please support us by making a donation to help us preserve and maintain Oxford’s green spaces. Your support will help us keep Oxford green forever.
Whilst you are here?
We are asking those of you who are interested in Oxford Open Doors to help make sure that it can come back fully next year and for FREE.
Oxford Open Doors is your chance to get behind Oxford’s closed doors to celebrate our wonderful City as we invite you in to the colleges and university buildings together with a range of the City’s other varied and hidden heritage across gown and town.
The OPT team put together the programme and want to keep it free by raising the money needed to put it on with all the of work organising, health and safety, advertising, printed material, website etc.
Like many other charities Covid-19 has had a huge impact and we have seen our income fall, but we are determined to bring Oxford Open Doors back in 2021 and we are asking you to support so please JOIN now or DONATE.
‘Did you know OPT kept all our green spaces open for everyone to enjoy throughout the lockdown.’
Your support will mean that we can:
• Run Oxford Open Doors in 2021 and keep it free to everyone.
• Look after OPTs 1,000 acres of green space, making it publicly accessible, and all free of charge
• Help us to support local specialist heritage contractors working on heritage at risk.
• Help us to champion good design and planning at a time of pressure to change across Oxford/Oxfordshire.
• Support our education and outreach work for young people, including our award winning education scheme at Oxford Castle & Prison.
THANK YOU SO MUCH - knowing that we have your support means a great deal.