This beautiful arboretum near Oxford has a series of well laid out footpaths to try. There's 130 acres to explore with wildflower meadows, rhododendrons and bluebell woods.
In the arboretum you will find giant redwoods, azaleas and monkey-puzzle trees. Many of the trees have been introduced from the Pacific North West region of North America. The lovely paths take you to the Serpentine Ride and peaceful glades. It really is a spectacular sight in autumn while in spring there are beautiful carpets of bluebells.
In addition to the woodland there is a 67 acre wildflower meadow with views of the surrounding countryside.
Look out for a variety of birdlife and the resident peacocks as you make your way through the grounds.
Harcourt is located near to the Thames Path so this is a good option if you would like to extend your walk. Both Abingdon and Oxford are nearby.
Harcourt Arboretum PostcodeOX44 9PX
N.B Postcode may be approximate for some rural locations
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