GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

Harcourt Arboretum

1 miles (2 km)

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 giantredwoods, azaleasandmonkey-puzzletrees. Many of the trees have been introduced from thePacific 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.


OX44 9PX - Please note: Postcode may be approximate for some rural locations

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Harcourt Arboretum OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking

Harcourt Arboretum Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking


During the warmer months there is a pop up cafe where you can purchase a range of hot drinks and snacks.

Dog Walking

Only guide dogs are permitted at the site.

Further Information and Other Local Ideas

In the city you could pick up the Oxford Canal Walk and enjoy an easy waterside walk along the towpath.
Just to the south west you can visit the worthy villages of Sutton Courtenay and Culham. The former picturesque settlement has several historic buildings including the 12th century Norman Hall and The Abbey - a Grade I listedmedievalcourtyard house. Culham has a particularly lovely lock and weir to admire.
For more walking ideas in the area see the Oxfordshire Walks page.


A Kozolec, a Slovenian hay rack at Harcourt Arboretum, Newnham Courtenay - - 1509558

A Kozolec, a Slovenian hay rack at Harcourt Arboretum, Nuneham Courtenay. This was donated to the Pitt-Rivers Museum in Oxford as a symbol friendship between Solvenia and Britain, but now stands at the arboretum.

Magnolia at Nuneham Courtney Arboretum - - 1263000

Magnolia at Nuneham Courtney Arboretum

Nuneham Courteney Arboretum, track through grassland - - 1455550

Track through grass field

Nuneham Courtney Arboretum - - 1262963

Wonderful spring colours

Nuneham Courteney Arboretum - - 1455543

Open space with benches

Autumn Leaves - - 82906

Autumn Leaves


GPS Files

GPX File

Harcourt Arboretum.gpx (On Desktop:Right Click>Save As. On Ipad/Iphone:Click and hold>Download Linked File)

Memory Map Route

Harcourt Arboretum.mmo (On Desktop:Right Click>Save As. On Ipad/Iphone:Click and hold >Download Linked File)