Visitor information
Opening hours
How to find us
Parking & prices
Contact details

Opening hours

Bernwood Forest offers 24 hour access, 365 days a year.

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How to find us

How to find us

Bernwood Forest is situated east of Oxford between Stanton St. John and Oakley.

Oakley Rd, Boarstall, Aylesbury
Sat Nav Postcode: OX33 1BJ
OS Grid Ref
SP 613117

51.80034197537, -1.1139589548111

Parking and prices

There are no parking charges at Bernwood Forest.

Additional information

Number of accessible parking spaces: 0

Try our easy access trails page to find accessible parking near you.

Contact details

Get lost in the peace and tranquillity of Bernwood Forest where you can walk for miles and not see another soul, just the local butterflies!

Delve into Bernwood Forest's historic past with a walk around this rich woodland, located on the outskirts of Oxford.

Made up of Shabbington and Waterperry Wood, Bernwood Forest was once part of The Royal Hunting Forest of Bernwood and received royal protection for over 700 years! The Bernwood Jubilee Way, part of the project to reinforce the identity of the hunting forest, runs through a section of the wood on its 61 mile journey within the Ancient Forest Boundary.

The wood contains about forty species of butterflies making it one of the most important habitats in Britain. Take the waymarked butterfly trail for a varied, peaceful walk and see what you can spot! 

At a glance

  • Butterfly trail 
  • Walking 
  • Picnics
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