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Due 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.

Wytham Woods was bequeathed to the University in 1943, and are now one of the most studied areas of woodland in the world. The bequest was made by the ffennell family after the death of their only child, Hazel, on condition that the woodlands were also left for the enjoyment of the people of Oxford. A permit system now allows walkers access to over 32 km of footpaths and there are regular guided walks to enable visitors to see and learn about the Woods’ wildlife. To sign up for your permit, simply visit the link on the menu to your left. We remind visitors to read our rules carefully, taking particular note that we do not permit dogs or cycling within the Woods.