These ancient woods are located near Bicester in Oxfordshire. They consist of both mixed broadleaf and exotic conifer trees with nice footpaths to follow around the site. Highlights in the woods include an impressive avenue of Corsican pines and a flowers including orchids and bluebells. Wildlife to look out for include tawny owl and butterflies such as white admiral and silver-washed fritillary.
You can start your walk from the Stoke Woods car park at the north eastern end of the woods. It's located less than a mile west of the village of Stoke Lyne.
To extend your walking in the area you can head to Stratton Audley and pick up the long distance Cross Bucks Way.
A few miles west of the woods you can pick up the Oxford Canal Walk at Somerton.
There's also the option of exploring the Cherwell Valley around the village of Deddington.