A large area of around 70 acres of parkland enclosed by mature trees and well maintained pathways, University Parks in Oxford is a superb location to escape to the countryside without needing to drive out of the city!
If the large park is not enough, the paths lead down to Cherwell River and you can extend your walk beyond the park land.
This park is no stranger to history – In 1685 King Charles II is reputed to have walked his dog here! Oxford University bought the park from Merton College in 1854.
If you are interested in trees, checkout their website for a comprehensive description of the location of the trees. Most of the trees at the park are labeled with a code and if you print out the list you can work out the types of trees from the guide.
In the centre of the park are various sport pitches that host matches throughout the year. Check their website for a list of events.
Picnics and jogging is allowed, but no bikes.