Shotover Country Park Boundary Patrol

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Shotover Country Park Boundary Patrol is a 5.1 kilometer loop trail located near Oxford, Oxfordshire, England that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, trail running, and nature trips.

DISTANCE
5.1 km
ELEVATION GAIN
164 m
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

forest

views

wild flowers

wildlife

A circular walk around the footpaths in Shotover Country Park right on the edge of Oxford. Covering 289 acres, the country park sits on the southern slopes of Shotover Hill. There are spectacular views across south Oxfordshire from the top and the waymarked walking route explores the mosaic of hidden valleys, woodland, ponds, fields and grassland with lots of wildlife to enjoy. Some of the paths are surfaced, but the vast majority of the route follows unmade paths through shaded woodland and grassland (even crossing some springs) meaning they can be muddy throughout the year boots or wellies are recommended. There are several climbs and descents throughout (take care as the steeper slopes can be slippery) and you will need to negotiate some steps, gates and squeeze gaps, but there are no stiles on route. Dogs are welcome in the park and dog waste bins are provided near the start of the walk. There are no toilets or other facilities within the park. Allow 1.5 to 2 hours, depending on conditions underfoot.

Sunday, January 22, 2017

just need to go further down the hill into the village of Horespath to the Queens Head. only adds 1/4 mile to the round trip.

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