Hidden Heritage Walks
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On this page you will find downloadable details of self-guided walks around parts of Oxford which focus on sharing information about our wonderful heritage. These printable sheets are designed to be printed back to back on A4. Each walk has an accompanying family activity with things to spot and questions to answer alongside the walk. Since its foundation in 1927, Oxford Preservation Trust has sought to protect Oxford's heritage and green setting for the benefit of all. These self-guided walks were inspired by the Oxford On Foot book produced by the Oxford Pedestrians Association, which can be purchased here, and were produced by the OPT team with thanks to the family of Alun Jones for allowing us to use his wonderful maps.
If you have enjoyed these heritage walks, take a look at our Heritage Walk Books - an unusual and useful guide to forgotten and precarious features of the city.
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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.