Shotover is a beautiful countryside park on the eastern edge of Oxford, covering 270 acres.
It’s a beautiful haven of trees, flowers, animals and birds, reptiles and fungi. There is farmland, woodland and open heathland, bracken and gorse. There are sandy pits, boggy bits, molehills, compost heaps, mosses and bees. And plenty of paths to explore.
We have green spaces, dark woods, steep-sided valleys, an arboretum planted long ago by Oxford University. We have new clearings, a wide variety of habitats for wildlife and plants, wetlands, grasslands and sandy areas.
It’s because of this wonderful variety that, in 1986, Shotover and the neighbouring Brasenose Woods were designated as a Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI).
And we want to keep them special.
You can download a map here.