GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

Shotover Country Park

3 miles (5 km)

Shotover country park is a 289 acre site located on the outskirts of Oxford. It encompasses ancient woodland, flowery meadows, marshes, ponds, bracken-covered slopes and Shotover Hill where you will find splendid views across South Oxfordshire. The Oxford Green Belt Way runs through the park providing an opportunity to explore the area further.
There's also wide variety of flora and fauna in the park with Bluebells, Orchids, Woodpeckers, Foxes and Roe deer. There are a number of peaceful woodland walking trails and a bridleway for cyclists.
To extend your walking in the area you could visit the CS Lewis Nature Reserve. It's located just to the north of Shotover Hill and includes a tranquil wood and a large pond with lots of interesting aquatic wildlife.
You can follow this long distance footpath north to Sandhill through Monk's Wood. Following it south will take you to Horspath and Garsington.
You can cycle to the park from Oxford by following National Cycle Network Route 57 to Horspath and then turning north to the park.


OX3 8TA - Please note: Postcode may be approximate for some rural locations

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Shotover Country Park OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking

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In the car park there's usually an ice cream van selling hot and cold drinks.

Dog Walking

The woodland and parkland trails are ideal for dog walking. It's a popular place so you're likely to meet other owners on your visit.

Further Information and Other Local Ideas

For more walking ideas in the area see the Oxfordshire Walks page.

Cycle Routes and Walking Routes Nearby


Track through Shotover Country Park - - 2442781

Track through Shotover Country Park

Unusual path in Shotover Country Park - - 414286

Unusual path in the park. Bluebells still peeking through the undergrowth in spring.

Shotover Plain - - 574348

Shotover Plain

Autumn in Shotover park - - 604902

A glorious autumn day out in the park.

The Sandpit in Shotover Country Park (geograph 5102831)

The Sandpit

Track to the Meadow and Westhill Farm - - 2442952

Track to the Meadow and Westhill Farm


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