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Discover the countryside of Oxfordshire on holiday or on your doorstep



Countryside at Ox. County Council
Walks and rides, the natural environment and access information.

Oxfordshire's National Nature Reserves
Nature reserves that Natural England identifies as among England's finest sites for wildlife and/or geology.

Berks, Bucks & Oxon Wildlife Trust
Explore Wildlife, Landscapes and the Reserves of the local Wildlife Trust.

Oxfordshire Wildlife & Landscape Study
Results of an Oxfordshire Wildlife and Landscape Study (OWLS) - landscape character and biodiversity.

Natural History Society of Oxfordshire
The Ashmolean Natural History Society of Oxfordshire. Promoting the study and enjoyment of its natural history.

Walking in Oxfordshire
A number of walks all free to download and print.

Oxford Conservation Volunteers
Conserving the wildlife and traditional landscape of the Oxford area since 1977.

CPRE Oxfordshire
Campaign to Protect Rural England, Oxfordshire. News, Campaigns, Resources, Events.

Wild Oxfordshire
Local charity providing a co-ordinated and strategic approach to conservation in Oxfordshire. Biodiversity info & State of Nature reports...

Oxford Urban Wildlife Group
To maintain and conserve wildlife in Oxford, and to help local people discover the city’s wildlife and wild places...

Oxfordshire Area Ramblers
We’re all about walking. Whether you’re looking for people to walk with or wanting to help improve the paths.

Sponsored Listings
Please get in touch to apply

Rural Retreats in Oxfordshire

Charming cottages, country houses, apartments and more dotted throughout the Oxfordshire countryside. Including stays at a stately home where springwatch was filmed in 2017.

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Walks in Oxfordshire
18 walks with good descriptions, map and photos.

Latest News

RSS News – CPRE Oxfordshire – CPRE Oxfordshire
  • South Oxfordshire Local Plan Hearing Sessions 28th May 2020
    Hearing sessions, which are part of the overall Examination into the Plan will be conducted virtually through online sessions using Microsoft Teams, are due to commence at 10.00am on Tuesday 14th July 2020.  The Secretary of State has appointed Planning Inspector Jonathan Bore MRTPI to conduct an Examination into the soundness and legal compliance of the Plan.  […]
  • Oxford Local Plan 2036 - Inspectors' report published 19th May 2020
    City aims to adopt Plan on June 8th. Michael Tyce, CPRE Trustee: "The Planning Inspectors may have agreed that the Oxford City Plan followed the Right Process but they were not empowered to determine whether it was Heading in the Right Direction. As each lemming followed its leader off the cliff to certain doom, it […]
  • The Oxford Green Belt – the gap between ambition and reality 5th May 2020
    CPRE Oxfordshire has sent a letter to Secretary of State, Robert Jenrick MP, raising our concerns about the disconnect between the Government’s stated commitment to protect Green Belts and the reality of what is happening on the ground in Oxfordshire. As the current pandemic has shown, urban dwellers now more than ever need easy access […]
  • Didcot Infrastructure Improvements Consultation 1st May 2020
    Oxfordshire County Council held an online consultation to update local people on the proposed package of infrastructure improvements in Didcot (closed April 30th). CPRE believes the focus on new roads is misguided – the priorities should be reducing the need to travel, followed by public transport & active travel. CPRE South Oxfordshire and Vale of White Horse […]
  • Lockdown Skies: A Once in a Lifetime Opportunity to Study Noise Pollution 30th April 2020
    An Aviation Noise Attitudes Survey has been launched to find out more about the impact of aircraft noise across the country and how it really affects people on a day to day basis. Earlier this year the Network Aviation Group of CPRE (CPRE NAvG) released a report showing the need for better mapping of aircraft […]
RSS Blog – Oxford Friends of the Earth
  • Learning from Lockdown – how can we build a better future? 26th May 2020
    Learning from Lockdown –  how can we build a better future? On Wednesday May 25th Oxford Friends of the Earth launches our new project to record people’s stories of positive changes that they have made during the ‘lockdown’. The last few weeks have seen massive changes in how we live and work. Alongside the problems… […]
  • May Newsletter: Speak up for a clean transport system! – and ‘Lockdown and beyond’ 10th May 2020
    OxFoE’s May newsletter is available here.  You will see that it covers the consultation on the proposed Local Transport Plan for the county. Please help us push for a stronger plan by responding to the consultation. You can find full details on the Transport page.
  • Make your voice heard: transport policy consultation ends tomorrow 3rd May 2020
    Oxfordshire County Council is currently looking for views on their proposed  ‘Local Transport and Connectivity Plan’ (LTCP). Transport is the biggest source of carbon emissions in Oxfordshire and the main cause of air pollution. Getting this right is vital for our future. The consultation closes tomorrow night. The main response from Oxford Friends of the… […]
  • Our 2020 supporter survey 3rd May 2020
    Oxford Friends of the Earth has grown considerably over the last year and we now have over 1200 supporters. We’d like to know more about how our supporters would like to work with us. So we are carrying out a short survey. It is online and you can answer it by clicking on this link:… […]
  • April action – it’s all in our newsletter 5th April 2020
    OxFoE’s April newsletter is now out and available here.  We are holding our annual meeting on Weds April 8th, on-line using Zoom software – full details are in the newsletter. We will be reviewing what we’ve done this year and looking at what we can best do while we’re in lockdown.  There are also online… […]
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