Chinnor Hill Nature Reserve

Chinnor Hill Nature Reserve

Date of Adventure: 22 Jul, 2023

The panoramic views from Chinnor Hill over Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire are stunning and pictures simply cannot do it justice. In fact the views are so mesmerising that children are happy to sit still and gaze out over it for a few minutes – that’s saying something!

This site is more than just the views (although worth going for that alone), it’s 28 hectares are full of woodlands, bridleways and paths popular with horse riders, mountain bikers and families.

Follow the 1 mile Wildlife Walk, the gradient is pretty steep here, to reach the ridgeway where you will find incredible trees growing out of hills at angles – the best climbing wall children could wish for! Nature is the best playground and ready made dens, hills, logs and climbing will keep little hands and feet entertained.

Don’t forget to bring the obligatory picnic and enjoy with views that are out of this world.



Always open
No booking required
No cafe
The woodland path into the nature reserve is suitable for pushchairs but the Wildlife Walk bridleways and paths are not accessible due to gradient and terrain.
25 minutes from Headington roundabout
Red Rose 275 to Chinnor Hill
Free car park on Hill Top Lane, Chinnor, OX39 4BJ
The details


Access directly from the car park at the end of Hill Top Lane (OX39 4BJ)

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Did you


Local children fundraised, filled in forms and surveys, applied for grants and donations to reach their target of £50,000 to build the playground in Sandford Play Park for their local community! Five years of hard work - kudos to you!

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