East Oxford Health Routes
The Centre for Sustainable Healthcare works with GP surgeries and Oxford City Council to promote local health walks in East Oxford. Our map is a great resource for residents and visitors to enjoy the green spaces East Oxford has to offer. It shows suggested routes from East Oxford Health Centre to parks, meadows and woodlands in the area, along with local cafes and community centres.
Use the map to walk these routes yourself, or join a free organised group walk, led by volunteers. For group walk timetables and bookings click here.
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 the Friends of Headington Hill Park website to learn more about the local trees.
The largest park within Oxford City limits, South Park is an 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 the Friends of Aston’s Eyot website for more information on routes and wildlife.
Cowley Marsh Recreation Ground
Features outdoor gym equipment and sport facilities, including football, rugby and cricket pitches.
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 the Oxford Urban Wildlife Group 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. See the garden’s website for more information about events and booking the garden.
This grassland is 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 activities such as miniature golf and tennis. For bookings visit oxford.gov.uk.