Botley Health Routes
The Centre for Sustainable Healthcare worked with the local health centre and community organisations to promote health walks in Botley, just west of Oxford. Our Botley Health Routes map is a great resource for community members and visitors to enjoy the green spaces in this neighbourhood.
You can see suggested walking routes departing from Botley Library, at West Way Square, to parks, meadows and woodlands. The map also includes local cafes and community centres. For the times of local group walks in Botley click here.
Get to know your green spaces
This ancient hay meadow has a wide variety of wildflowers, making it attractive to bees and butterflies. Willow Walk, created at the site in 1880 and opened to the public in the 1920s, is a great way to see the area and connect to Oxford’s city centre. For more information, see the Oxford Preservation Trust website.
From its highest point, the park offers views of the Thames floodplain and the city of Oxford. Find mature trees and spot birds such as kestrels and green woodpeckers. The park’s website offers information on routes and wildlife.
Seacourt Nature Park
A small reserve next to Seacourt Stream. The grassland is home to many rabbits and native plants, find out more here.
Longmoor Brake Trail
A calm walking trail accessible from Cumnor Hill and very popular among dog walkers. The walk takes you between Long Copse and active farmland where sheep are often present. Please keep to the path and always keep dogs on leads.
Louie Memorial Playing Fields and Hutchcomb’s Copse
This includes a woodland and fen area with bright yellow flag iris flowers, peacock butterflies, many frogs and mature hazel, oak and elder trees. The open grasslands offer plenty of space for sport and physical activity. For more information visit the North Hinksey Parish Council website.
North Hinksey Nature Reserve
Enjoy a pond, a community orchard and a wildlife meadow. A raised seating area is also available for relaxing.
This work has been made possible by an award from Postcode Local Trust, a grant-giving charity funded entirely by players of People’s Postcode Lottery.