Parks and Open Spaces

North Oxfordshire is situated at the heart of middle England and boasts a landscape of rolling countryside. There are two thriving market towns, Banbury and Bicester, picturesque villages and a wide range of places to visit, with events and activities for everyone to enjoy.

Cherwell District Concil publish a pack of 12 full colour circular walk leaflets to aid exploration of hidden North Oxfordshire.The leaflets come in a sturdy, splash-proof pack and feature:

Circular Walks and Historic Village Trail leaflets
  • Tried and tested waymarked routes
  • Easy to read maps and directions
  • Variety of walk options including short cuts and village trails (distances range between 1 and 14 miles)
  • Guide to pubs and facilities en-route
  • Details of local history and points of interest

Packs can be purchased from the Tourist Information Centres for £5.50 (+£1 p&p).

All leaflets are available to download. Please follow the link for more info http://www.cherwell.gov.uk/index.cfm?articleid=3201.

Burton Dassett Hill Country Park

If it’s the great outdoors you’re after, then Burton Dassett Hill Country Park is for you – 100 acres of rolling hills and fantastic views with Beacon Tower, the focal point of the hills and The Church of All Saints providing points of interest in the Park.

Greenhill Leisure Park

Greenhill farm is set 1/2 mile from the nearest road down its own private drive in the heart of the Oxfordshire countryside. They offer two modern toilet blocks, laundry room, disabled facilities, site shop, games room, play area, farm animals, riverside walks and of course acres of space. New for 2008, they have constructed two fishing lakes stocked with coarse fish. They are situated on the edge of the Cotswolds, three miles from Blenheim Palace, Woodstock.

North Oxfordshire Gardens

There are lots of gardens in the region to seduce the green fingered or for those just looking for some escapism and something different during their stay. However, the surrounding countryside of North Oxfordshire is itself a treat for the senses with spectacular views, fresh air and acres of land waiting to be explored.

Flashes of colour in between landscapes of green are what you’ll find inside gardens in North Oxfordshire. Just a drive away from the main towns, take a detour and you’ll find them – walled, formal, water, rose and country gardens, terraces and enclosures – all unique and appealing in their own ways.

Begin by exploring the manor houses and gardens in North Oxfordshire, such as the magnificent Upton House, a National Trust property and 20th century country mansion which is stunningly ornate with the surroundings providing beautiful scenes ideal to relax and escape from it all in.

There are lots more acres of borders, shrubs, exotic plants and whatever else you may fancy in Brook Cottage Gardens and the National Herb Centre. Rousham House.

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