East Oxford Health Routes
Enjoy green spaces and get healthy with East Oxford Health Routes!
The Centre for Sustainable Healthcare is working with GP surgeries and Oxford City Council to promote local health walks in East Oxford. Our community map is a great resource for community members and visitors to enjoy all of the amazing green spaces East Oxford has to offer.
You can see suggested routes from East Oxford Health Centre to parks, meadows and woodlands in the area. The map also includes local cafes and community centres. You can click on the map to download it.
Follow the route online!
Here you can access links to the suggested walking routes shown above. You can use these links to help you navigate the streets of East Oxford. They will take you from East Oxford Health Centre to nearby green spaces and back.
Get to know your green spaces…
Headington Hill Park
Home to mature trees dating back to the 19th century as well as rare trees such as the Butternut and Black Birch, Headington Hill Park is a great location for scenic walks. Visit friendsofheadingtonhillpark.org.uk for a complete list of trees you can find here.
The largest park within Oxford City limits, South Park is an amazing open field with gym equipment, playground facilities, and magnificent views of the city.
Aston’s Eyot and The Kidneys
Located along the River Thames, here you can spot birds such as Green Woodpeckers and Sparrowhawks. Visit friendsofastonseyot.org for more information on routes and wildlife.
Cowley Marsh Recreation Ground
Features outdoor gym equipment and sport facilities. For pitch bookings visit oxford.gov.uk/pitchbooking.
Boundary Brook Nature Park
An urban wildlife area with mixed woodlands, grasslands, a nature pond and butterfly glade. The nature park is home to animals such as hedgehogs, bees and bats. The space can be visited by arrangement. See ouwg.org.uk for more information.
Barracks Lane Community Garden
Participate in nature related activities such as planting, composting, and working with the bug hotel and wildlife corridor. For more information about events and booking the garden visit barrackslanegarden.org.uk.
Grassland home to butterflies, owls, badgers and birds such as Skylarks and Meadow Pipits. The area is commonly used for exercising, fruit picking, stargazing and dog walking, among other activities.
Angel and Greyhound Meadow
Located on the River Cherwell, this is a beautiful open green area that is flooded for parts of the year.
Enjoy colourful flower beds, mature trees, a local cafe and playground areas including a sandpit, zip wire and timber play. The park also offers facilities for fun activities such as miniature golf and tennis. For booking visit oxford.gov.uk.
For the times of local group walks in East Oxford visit Getoxfordshireactive.org