Oxford Preservation Trust is working with partners to share a range of walks around Oxford. These range from health walks to informative walks around specific locations. 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 green spaces.
On this page you will find downloadable details of self-guided walks from our partners.
- Centre for Sustainable Healthcare - Oxford’s Green Health Routes. The Green Health Routes Project supports communities in connecting with parks, meadows and woodlands in their local area. The project works with GP surgeries to encourage people to enjoy the amazing green spaces Oxford has to offer and their many benefits for health. Simply spending time in nature can help in reducing anxiety and improving mood. Physical activity, including walking, can substantially reduce the risk of diabetes, depression, dementia and cardiovascular disease.
To explore local green spaces across the city, take a look at our neighbourhood walking maps available to download for East Oxford, Wood Farm, Marston, Blackbird Leys, Jericho and Botley (newly published).
The Green Health Routes project is run by the Centre for Sustainable Healthcare. We are a national charity, based in Oxford, working to help the NHS fulfil its commitment to reduce its carbon footprint by 80% by 2050. We inspire and empower people to transform healthcare for a sustainable future. You can find out more about our work here, and read about our green space programme here. Details of led health walks in Oxford can be found here.
- Hidden landscapes of Blackbird Leys – Katie Hambrook. Discover the ancient natural landscape of Blackbird Leys through its place-names and old field-names. This walk uses place-names and field-names to reconstruct the Anglo-Saxon and Medieval landscapes of Blackbird Leys, introducing you to the earliest named inhabitants of the area. The walk is about 3km long, taking about an hour and starting near the Sandy Lane West bus stop on Blackbird Leys Road.
- Oxford Archaeology. Oxford Archaeology have been experts in archaeology and heritage for more than 45 years. They cover all aspects of the historic environment, providing everything from archaeological excavations and survey, landscape and buildings studies, to heritage consultancy services. With their specially created self-guided walks you can beat the bounds of Oxford Castle, explore the parishes and surviving churches of the medieval and later town, and discover Oxford's medieval city walls!
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