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

Opening hours

Cowleaze Wood offers 24 hour access, 365 days a year. 

How to find us

How to find us
Christmas Common Road, lewknor , Oxfordshire.
Sat Nav Postcode: OX49 5HL
By Car

Cowleaze Wood is situated west of High Wickham between Stokenchurch and Christmas Common. Christmas Common Road, lewknor Oxfordshire. Sat Nav postcode OX49 5HL. OS Grid Ref: SU725955. From the M40 leave junction 5 onto the A40 towards Oxford. Turn left onto Christmas Road.

OS Grid Ref
SU725955

51.654680214232, -0.95227003097534

Parking and prices

There are no parking charges at Cowleaze Wood.

Facilities and access

Assistant dogs welcome
Dogs allowed
Easy access trail
Picnic area

Contact details

Landline Number
0300 067 4160

Delve into nature in Cowlaze Wood

Set in the Chiltern Hills with amazing views over the surrounding countryside, a walk around this rich woodland reveals a great mix of habitats and plenty of paths to explore. There are grassy areas suitable for picnics and perfect for dogs to play. Bluebells which can be seen in May are like a blue carpet and well worth a visit.

Check out the monument in the wood to the crew of a Handley Page Halifax that crashed in the wood on 31 March 1944 returning from the Nuremberg raid. The memorial is a stone plinth from Lincoln Cathedral with the lost crew's names inscribed upon it.

At a glance

  • Walking trails
  • Wildlife
  • Viewpoint
  • Picnic
  • Dogs welcome
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