Open green space is essential for our health and wellbeing, and we are delighted that more people than ever are now out and about enjoying OPT land. With our commitment to the green agenda, OPT have no car parks, so why not take a cycle ride or a long walk. Help us to keep our environment, our wildlife and you safe by considering a visit outside likely peak times. All our green spaces are open.
When visiting our green spaces, please follow the Countryside Code by:
- leaving no trace of your visit and taking all your litter home;
- keeping dogs under effective control and on a lead when you are around farm animals;
- leaving gates as you find them and following instructions on signs;
- keeping to footpaths and following signs where they suggest alternative routes.
For further information from the Government about accessing green spaces, please follow this LINK.
One of the special characteristics of Oxford is the ‘villages within the town’ which have survived within the City’s boundaries. There can be no better example than Old Iffley Village, where Cowley, Donnington and Rose Hill sit close upon its heel and yet it retains its rural charm and character. The Grade I listed church of St Mary the Virgin, with its decorated Norman Arch and modern stained glass Nativity window by John Piper is a constant joy adding to the village street scene and its proximity to the River Thames add to its character. The surviving thatched cottages and stone walls ensure that Iffley Village retains its rural feel and OPT continues to play its part at ….