The Centre for Sustainable Healthcare developed a signposted health route for Marston, in northeast Oxford. This walking route loops around the Marston neighbourhood, passing through recreation areas and nature reserves.

Get to know your green spaces

Milham Ford Nature Reserve

This beautiful nature reserve is home to a wide variety of insects and plants. Bees thrive in this environment due to the availability of wildflowers such as watercress, bluebells and pink vetch.

Peasmoor Piece Nature Reserve

This grassland features a small pond. If you are very lucky, you may spot the elusive brown hairstreak butterfly, one of Britain’s rarest butterfly species. They frequent hedgerows and woodland edges from mid-July to mid-September.

University Parks

This University of Oxford Park is open to the public. For information about events hosted here, as well as details about the park’s flora, visit

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