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

OPT is continually thinking about access to our green spaces as well as the health and safety of our members and local communities. We are closely following guidance and best practice to help reduce the transmission of COVID-19. Current Government guidelines focus on social distancing measures which help to reduce social interaction between people.

After the Government’s announcement on 23 March 2020, only one form of exercise a day is suggested, for example a run, walk, or cycle, alone or with members of your household. If you do go for a walk outdoors, you should stay more than two metres away from others.

Connecting with nature and getting outdoors is great for mental well-being and physical health although we ask that you take sensible precautions, respect other visitors, and follow the government’s guidelines on social distancing. Do not take any unnecessary risks.

If you have a high temperature, or new continuous cough, please postpone your visit to any of our sites, and stay at home for 14 days. The latest government information on Coronavirus is changing constantly, please follow the link for the Department for Health and Social Care’s website: Department for Health and Social Care.

 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.