Hinksey Heights Nature Trail

Hinksey Heights Nature Trail

Date of Adventure: 31 Jul, 2023

A brand spanking new boardwalk! You’ll know from our Facebook feed that we are obsessed with boardwalk and you’ll see from our pics that we are most definitely in our happy place at Hinksey Heights! We absolutely stampeded down there when we saw that they had completed a big stretch of the boardwalk. Work is still ongoing – watch this space for more boardwalk bulletins!

Follow the map around the circular trail through the 12 hectare site which has diverse habitats of fen and reedbeds, wet woodlands and grasslands. Keep your eyes peeled for cuckoos, green woodpeckers, bullfinches, deer and red kites. Don’t forget to stop and look at the stunning views down into the city of Oxford too!

Bravo to all the dedicated volunteers who have given their time and efforts to repair and extend the boardwalk; this ensures that the diverse land and nature within can be enjoyed by many.

Link up to nearby Chilswell Valley (known locally as Happy Valley) for an extended circular walk; you will need at least 2 hours for this longer loop.


Always open
No booking required
The 19th Hole café to the left of the entrance to the nature trail. Dogs welcome!
Not accessible due to terrain and gradient
22 minutes from Headington roundabout
No direct buses but X2 and X32 will take you to the vicinity then a 30 minute walk
Free parking at golf club car park
The details


Access vis Hinksey Heights golf club car park, Southern By-pass (A34), Oxford OX1 5AB

View on Google Maps


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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