Plan your visit

Owing to the increase in visitor numbers and also the limited capacity of our car parking facilities, we are re-introducing a booking system for weekend use only, effective immediately. In future, tickets will be released two weeks in advance, via Eventbrite.

Please book either a morning ticket or an afternoon ticket.

We would like to take this opportunity to remind you that you must bring your permit with you when visiting, and also that the Woods do not open before 10am on weekdays. Please also note that Common Piece Gate remains closed all throughout the week.

Please note a ticket covers up to 6 people, as per your walking permit. You must bring both your permit and your ticket with you.

Opening hours

Monday to Friday: 10am to dusk

Weekends and bank holidays: 9am to dusk**

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

The entirety of Wytham Woods will be closed on the following dates:

There are currently no planned closure dates.

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.

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.

A smaller car park can also be found at Botley Lodge (OX2 9BQ).

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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 wytham.woods@admin.ox.ac.uk to arrange this.

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