Bernwood Forest

Bernwood Forest

Walking is one of the best ways to relax the mind and a great way to get your daily exercise in.

Where better to do it than through gorgeous woodland, surrounded by wildlife and listening to nothing but the birds singing in the trees above you?

Bernwood Forest

On the outskirts of Oxford, you’ll find Bernwood Forest - perfect for a peaceful walk if you’re in the area.

There are a number of footpaths to choose from where you can explore the area’s historic past, including the butterfly trail, where you'll see about 40 species of butterfly.

Grab your map, pack a bag and head off for a spectacular walk through the woods.

The paths are well signposted, so even if you don’t have the best navigation skills, you can enjoy your day walking through the beautiful glades without getting lost!

The butterfly trail

The butterfly trail is truly the highlight of Bernwood Forest, where you can see up to 40 different species of butterfly on your walk.

See how many you can spot on your trip and be sure to take lots of photos.

Little ones will love counting all their favourite types of the pretty winged creatures.

Up for even more of an adventure?

The 61-mile long Bernwood Jubilee Way runs through the forest.

So if you’re fancying a bit of a longer walk, why not discover the stunning route that was created to celebrate the Queen's Golden Jubilee?

A great day out for all

Free parking at Bernwood Forest helps you to have an enjoyable day out on a budget. We'd recommend bringing wellies or walking boots, as some areas can get quite muddy!

Once you’ve finished your walk, why not head for a spot of lunch?

Only eight miles away is the historic town of Oxford, filled with tasty options for a delicious lunch or homemade cake.

Maybe you’re after a family-friendly restaurant to refuel the little ones? Or you’re wanting a cosy pub with a roaring fire?

Whatever you choose, it’ll be the perfect way to finish off your trip exploring the peaceful Bernwood Forest.

Corner Farm,
Oakley Road,
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