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Shotover Country Park

Headington, Oxford, England
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Mountain biking... Hmmm

In muddy conditions it is grim for Mountain bikes and needs to be more mountain biking friendly. I... read more

Reviewed 29 January 2018
A TripAdvisor Member
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Shotover Country Park east of Oxford

Country Park high up overlooking the city of Oxford and beautiful views of the Oxfordshire... read more

Reviewed 23 January 2018
Les R
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Reviewed 29 January 2018 via mobile

In muddy conditions it is grim for Mountain bikes and needs to be more mountain biking friendly. I enclose an image of my bike anyway if bikers want to compare. Will visit in the summer holidays perhaps, though. There is some🤘🤘🤘 however. Skinnies and wood...More

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Reviewed 23 January 2018

Country Park high up overlooking the city of Oxford and beautiful views of the Oxfordshire countryside. Plenty of walks, large parking area. Naturally, a country park is best visited on a bright sunny day!!

Thank Les R
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Reviewed 22 August 2017

Up the steep hill, past the posh houses, and there you are: high grassland with views out towards Wantage and the hills or down to Cowley and the city, and steep hillsides with tall oaks, birch and beech. Great for kites in a windy spring,...More

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Reviewed 17 August 2017 via mobile

This is a great place for a nice walk on a sunny day. Good for walking the dog. There is also plenty of free parking.

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Reviewed 22 June 2017 via mobile

Shotover Country Park is situated on top of a residual iron Stone Mountain, hence the rusty red sand. The park offers several walks of varying lengths through well established woodland with views over Oxford. There are picnic areas and ample free parking.

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Reviewed 3 June 2017

This under publicised park overlooks south Oxford and covers many acres of broadleaf woodland and meadows. It has a long history of both public and private use and access and remains a firm favourite of the locals who can navigate to the free car parks...More

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Reviewed 25 May 2017 via mobile

We recently returned with our 5 year old for the yellow walk which was about an hour long. There are various sign posted walks to follow. After setting off in the wrong direction we got back on track & loved the walk, it was hilly...More

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Reviewed 19 May 2017 via mobile

We were astounded that this park exists in the middle of a larger population. What a wonderful resource for residents and visitors alike.

Thank Tess P
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Reviewed 31 March 2017 via mobile

It is a really good place to walk your dogs! My boyfriend and I took our 3 dogs there and met lots of friendly people and dogs. It has lots of free parking which is always a bonus!

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Reviewed 18 February 2017

The top plain is wide and good to let dogs run. There is a circular walk that starts by the car park an d invcludes a down ward walk and then an uphil walk then stroll back to the car via the plain

Thank John S
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Response from Deb092 | Reviewed this property |
No catering at shotover. There are pubs in Wheatley like the cricketers but I don't know if they accept dogs. The Mole in Toot Baldon will allow dogs in their beer garden.
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