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Shotover Country Park

Shotover Country Park


Shotover Country Park offers everyone a chance to enjoy a place of beauty and history right on the edge of Oxford. Covering 117 hectares (289 acres) on the southern slopes of Shotover Hill there are spectacular views from the top across south Oxfordshire. The park is an intimate mosaic of hidden valleys, varied landscapes and diverse habitats, a haven for wildlife and an ideal setting for peaceful enjoyment of the countryside. There are bridleways around and footpaths across the park. Ride or walk over the Plain, at the top of Shotover, and drop down to Wheatley - but check your brakes are in good order! William Shakespear would have come to Oxford via Shotover on his way home to Stratford. And Charles Wesley was mugged here by a highway man!
Mary Sadler's Field near the car park, is a good place for kite-flying.

Children welcome

Open all the time


Free entry

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Countryside Officer

01865 715830


Located to the East of Oxford,

Country Park, free entry



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Map reference: SP 556049  Lat: 51.74005 Long: -1.19616

Parking: free

Accessible by Public Transport


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