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Visiting our green spaces - our latest update on COVID-19

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.

 Walks on Trust Land

  "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 and folded along the centre line.

You may also like to visit the Trust's nature reserves at Heyford Meadow and Wolvercote Lakes, walk routes can be found on the information boards at the entrances.

Please note:

  • Dogs on short leads are normally welcome, but please consider the needs of the stock in the fields
  • Please clear up after your pet so that all can enjoy our land
  • Keep to recognised footpaths or field boundaries where possible, and
  • Respect the Countryside Code

If you have enjoyed our green spaces please support us by making a donation to the Oxford Land Fund to help us preserve and maintain Oxford’s Green Spaces.  Your support will help us Keep Oxford Green Forever.

Thank you.