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Christ Church Meadow
#1 of 24 Nature & Parks in Oxford
The unique architecture of the Oxford colleges provides a stunning backdrop to the quiet nature of the meadow as you walk along the paths troden by historically renowned scholars.
A great park with lots of ducks, gooses, squirrels... Lots of space to chill out or picnic with friends.
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Oxford University Parks
#2 of 24 Nature & Parks in Oxford
Speaking as someone who's fortunate enough to live in Oxford, the University Parks are great for walks all year round, with ever-changing scenery and beautiful flora and fauna.
The park is a short walk from the centre of Oxford, it has lovely flower borders, a lovely walk down to the duck pond then along the path by by the river Isis.The park has lots of open space for picnics and have f...
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Port Meadow
#3 of 24 Nature & Parks in Oxford
It is always a pleasure to visit Port Meadow, to ride around, go for walks, fly a kite, watch the boats, take nature photos, etc. can be a bit smelly with the cows and horses but that adds to the magic.
It is large park appropriate for picnics and kite flying, but the best part is the field of ponies and horses.
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Exeter College
#4 of 24 Nature & Parks in Oxford
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Oxford Canal
#5 of 24 Nature & Parks in Oxford
Along the canals, nature can surprise you, also historical building sometimes offer a break away from peaceful walk...if you like to be away from people, this is the perfect getaway...
Park at Walton Well carpark and take the path across the meadow to the Thames path.
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University of Oxford Botanic Garden
#6 of 24 Nature & Parks in Oxford
A quiet small garden with thousands of plants Nice historical old architecture srounding the place It is very close to the high street and it has an easy access In this place you will enjoy the nature and the smel...
If walking to the gardens and back to the car make you hungry the Thai orchid is five minutes walk from the car park in the opposite direction to the gardens.
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Partyman World Of Play
#7 of 24 Nature & Parks in Oxford
Cutteslowe and Sunnymead Park
#8 of 24 Nature & Parks in Oxford
There is a small train ride, some caged birds to see, a large grass field perfect for picnics or ball games, a brilliant playground park, another playground in a sandpit with a zip wire, a mini golf course, an ice...
What a lovely park! Lovely cafe serving lunches, snacks, drinks and ice creams with quick and friendly service.
The University of Oxford Harcourt Arboretum
#9 of 24 Nature & Parks in Oxford
Great place to get away from it all and enjoy nature.
This place has long been a family favourite and a beautiful park to take visitors.
St John's College
#10 of 24 Nature & Parks in Oxford
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Shotover Country Park Headington
#11 of 24 Nature & Parks in Oxford
Country Park high up overlooking the city of Oxford and beautiful views of the Oxfordshire countryside.
There is a car park found if you drive up Old Road, but it is also accessible by pedestrians from the end of Horspath Driftway (there's a pedestrian crossing with a traffic light very near the entrance).
South Park
#12 of 24 Nature & Parks in Oxford
South Parks in St Clements a short walk from the city centre is a large multilayered park full of wonderful trees and large open spaces ideal for social gatherings picnics and games.
It's just beyond St Clements - hop off the Park & Ride or U1 bus and have a wander.
War Memorial Garden
#13 of 24 Nature & Parks in Oxford
Corpus Christi College
#14 of 24 Nature & Parks in Oxford
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Florence Park
#15 of 24 Nature & Parks in Oxford
Florence park is gorgeous, with plenty of space for everyone, dog and children friendly.
In some ways I'm a bit reluctant to gush too much about this park as it's such a special place, but at the same time it deserves all the praise it can get.
River Cherwell
#16 of 24 Nature & Parks in Oxford
Can be very beautiful walking by the river in terrific surroundings especially in college or park grounds.
Thames Path
#17 of 24 Nature & Parks in Oxford
CS Lewis Community Nature Reserve
#18 of 24 Nature & Parks in Oxford
Farmoor Reservoir
#19 of 24 Nature & Parks in Oxford
Huge car park that costs just £2 (pay on wait out) for a days visit.
Barracks Lane Community Garden
#20 of 24 Nature & Parks in Oxford
Spindleberry Nature Park
#21 of 24 Nature & Parks in Oxford
Charterville care horticultural therapy nurseries
#22 of 24 Nature & Parks in Oxford
Meadow Lane Skate Park
#23 of 24 Nature & Parks in Oxford
Bury Knowle Park
#24 of 24 Nature & Parks in Oxford