Other ways to access the countryside | Oxfordshire County Council

Other ways to access the countryside

Ways to access the countryside in addition to the pubic rights of way network and open access land.

People walking in the woods

In addition the public rights of way network and open access land areas, there are many other ways to access and enjoy Oxfordshire's countryside. Most of these are shown on the Ordnance Survey 'Explorer' map series and can include sites owned and managed by the following organisations:

National Cycle Networks are available together with all of the smaller roads, some of which are not surfaced and very rural in nature (normally shown with green circles on OS maps). 

South Oxfordshire District Council provides detailed information about accessible countryside in South Oxfordshire through an interactive map. 

Further areas to walk or ride can be found on land that is in the Environmental Stewardship Scheme - which often has map boards up on site.  

Land is also available to the nation in lieu of Inheritance Tax.  

Nature reserves 

Other ways to access the countryside are through nature reserves and country parks owned and managed by:

Last reviewed
07 February 2017

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