Plan your visit


Following the production of the government's roadmap out of lockdown, Wytham Woods are pleased to announce that we will reopen on Monday 12 April, in line with the anticipated reopening of non-essential retail and gyms. We expect this will mean we can reopen without visitor numbers again rising to unmanageable levels, but it is very likely a booking system will be in operation from this date. Full opening arrangements will be confirmed in due course, and in the meantime, please check our website for the latest updates.

Opening hours

NB: We are currently closed.

Monday to Friday: 10am to dusk

Weekends and bank holidays: 9am to dusk**

Under normal circumstances the Woods are open every day of the year including bank holidays, unless essential management work is being undertaken.

**We will revert to our usual dawn to dusk opening hours when we no longer have to operate a booking system.

Planned closure dates for essential management work


Walking in the Woods

Walking in Wytham Woods requires a walking permit, these are free and the application process is simple. To apply please fill out this form.

Once you receive your permit please remember to keep it with you when you visit as you may be asked to produce it for inspection.

How to get here

Bus: The ST2 Science Transit Shuttle runs from Oxford to Wytham on an hourly basis. Visit the Thames Travel website for timetables, fares and route information.

The Number 6 bus runs from Oxford to Wolvercote, from which Wytham is a 20-25 minute walk. Visit the Oxford Bus Company website for timetable, fares and route information.

Car park: Wytham has free parking for a generous number of cars. Sat Nav users should use OX2 8QQ.

Bicycles are not allowed in Wytham Woods. Please leave them in the car park.

Cycling: There is a cycle path from Botley which you can use to get to the Woods. We have secure bike racks at both Botley Lodge car park, and the Main car park.

Directions: Take the turning next to the White Hart and then turn right onto the private road. Keep going up the hill until you reach the car park on the left.

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Disabled access

Wheelchair users can request gate combination numbers to ease access into the Woods. Powered wheelchairs can access the main woodland track. Please email to arrange this.

Please note that dogs are not allowed in the Woods, with the exception of working assistance dogs.